UPDATE: We have checked at a Nokia Store and stocks for the White Lumia 800 will be arriving sometime next week.
If you’ve been waiting for the white version of the Nokia Lumia 800, this is it. Nokia has started advertising on the papers that the White version is now available alongside its other cyan, magenta and black colours.
Thanks to @jnoathan for the alert via twitter!
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At the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 here in Malaysia last week, Sirpa Ikola Head of Smart Devices Product Marketing, Nokia SEA said that the white version of the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available locally but declined to give a firm date on when exactly the device will be released here.
She did however indicate that Singapore will get the white Lumia 800 earlier and the device could be in Malaysia by the second half of the year. We think four months is too long a time to wait. June is when manufacturers are expected to make available in the market their new flagship devices, we’re expecting Nokia to have something to launch by then as well. So a white Lumia 800 is not going to fly in June.
We feel that the white Lumia 800 will hit Nokia Stores in Malaysia sooner, possibly a month from now. In terms of pricing, the white version will not be priced differently from the other versions.
Update: Nokia has just officially announced the White Lumia 800 saying that the device will launch first in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Finland, Poland and Switzerland, with other countries to follow. Pictures of the Nokia Lumia 800 in snow white is available after the break.
Nokia Denmark has just drop a hint that white version of the Nokia Lumia 800 exists and it will be coming — to Denmark at the very least. The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 will be launching in Malaysia on February 10 with a selection of colours but white will not be one of them.
So will the white version of the Lumia 800 be coming to Malaysia? One can certainly hope but it will all come down to how well the Lumia devices sell in Malaysia. Come February 10, if the reception is good and the sales figures show it then there’s definitely no reason for Nokia to not bring the white Lumia 800 to Malaysia but if the sales figures are lacklustre, Nokia wouldn’t want to worry about how to sell yet another version of the Lumia 800 here in Malaysia.
It certainly is a critical time for both Nokia and Microsoft. The launch of the Lumia devices is one of the most important launches of this year for the two companies as it could very well determine how the Malaysian mobile landscape will look like in the years to come. Will it be a two horse race with iOS and Android duking it out? Or will we see Windows Phone and Nokia emerge as a viable contender in this hotly contested market segment? It’s all pretty much up to you guys at this point. What are your thoughts?