Nokia Lumia 800

Very smooth presentation from Stephen Elop and Kevin Shields on the Nokia Lumia and Asha (Asha means hope in Hindu apparently – which is great to provide recognition to what will be one of the mass markets, Lumia is a great name, but not so good in Spanish).

Some very clear differentiators too from the other WP manufacturers, proving that Nokia has worked very closely with Microsoft and vice-versa.

And some strong ecosystem partnerships – including Watson (I think I got that right) for the headphones.

The phones should be available now in select markets… however when you go to Vodafone UK, they are only available to pre-order in 8 days’ time… Orange took about 8 clicks to actually find where I could buy phones (really in these days??), but don’t seem to have anything on this…

Let’s watch the share price soar…