Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 handset will launch in 6 European countries first

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At the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference Victor Saeijs, Vice President, Nokia Europe told attendees that the Netherlands will be included in the first wave to receive Nokia’s new Windows Phone 7 handsets.  The market has apparently become increasingly important, with a 80% by revenue penetration of smartphones there, well ahead of the rest of Europe.

According to Nokia this would bring the number of countries who will receive the launch handsets to 6 – Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Spain and Italy.

Saeijs also re-iterated that Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 handsets will indeed launch this year, saying he was carrying an early prototype himself which he of course could not show off.

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