Finnish handset maker Nokia Corp. (NOK) Wednesday said a Chinese version of its Lumia 800 smartphone will be available on the Chinese market in April.
The Chinese version of Nokia's first Windows handset, called Nokia 800C, is a CDMA-device, meaning it accesses the Chinese Code division multiple access network.
Nokia is launching the device exclusively with telecom operator China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (CHA), China's third-largest mobile carrier. The 800C device will be sold without contract for CNY3599 ($570), Nokia said.
Additionally, Nokia plans to sell a Chinese CDMA version of the Lumia 610 -- the company's cheapest Windows smartphone -- in the second quarter this year, also through China Telecom.
At 0754 GMT shares in Nokia traded 3.3% higher at EUR4.13.
-By Sven Grundberg, Dow Jones Newswires; +46-8-5451-3098; email@example.com