We have heard that O2 in UK, owned by Telefonica, will not be providing the Nokia Lumia 800 due to excessive demands from Nokia.
It seems the two companies have now reached an agreement, as an email providing details of their deal, at least in Germany, has been leaked to us.
Firstly Nokia will be incentivising O2 stores over the holiday season to sell their handsets, with the stores that do the best receiving several thousand euros.
Secondly all O2 Direct stores in Germany will have working Lumia displays, right next to the iPhones.
Telefonica will be widely promoting the phone, putting it on the front page of all their literature. They will also be running promotions on television, printed media and at universities, train stations and other public venues.
Also every shop manager has had mandatory training on the Nokia windows phone.
Devices will be available from the 15th in Black, and from December in all three colours, with another major push.
Apparently O2 is all in, and calls the Lumia their "major holiday season strategy".
It seems there is a reason why Germany has a higher Windows Phone 7 Market share than any other region in the world.
The Nokia Lumia 800 (SeaRay) is an upcoming Windows Phone with a 3.7â€ ClearBlack AMOLED screen, HSPA+ data speeds, and a 1.4 GHz single-core processor. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera, no front-facing camera, and 16 GB of storage. It is coming to many countries like Germany around November 16, 2011. United States release date is currently unknown. Full specsâ€¦
Thanks Danny for the tip.