Nokia’s first Windows Phone device to support CDMA networks has been revealed. It’s called the Lumia 800c and it’s headed to China. Yes, Nokia’s first CDMA phone of its ‘new era’ isn’t going to Verizon (or Sprint) first, as some of you may have hoped. But that doesn’t mean it won’t make it to Big Red or the Now Network at some point in the future.
Until then, it will be sold by China Telecom, that country’s third biggest carrier, starting in March. Pictures of this Lumia 800 have reached the internet, as you can see below. China Telecom will launch the Lumia 800 in black, cyan, and white.
The Nokia Lumia 710 is also getting a CDMA version to work on China Telecom, and it will be released in April. What’s more, even the Lumia 900 may make it to China eventually, though no time frame has been announced yet.
The Chinese launch for Nokia’s new Windows Phones doesn’t come as a surprise, since during the official announcement of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 in October the Finnish company did let us know that this would happen in the first half of this year. A bit surprising is the CDMA support, but hey, at least Verizon or Sprint customers who are fans of Nokia’s Windows Phones can now hope they’ll see some of these devices in due course.