Nokia Windows Phones still in line for 2011 release

Official tweet confirms Nokia not delaying handsets

Espoo leaving it late to make self-imposed deadline for new Nokia Windows Phones

Nokia announced its plans to release blowers packing Microsoft’s Windows Phone software way back in February. Fast forward seven months and there’s still no specific release date for the devices, which have already been gazumped by HTC’s new Titan and Radar handsets.

However, Nokia has taken to Twitter to reassure anxious fans that the company is still planning to unleash the next-gen phones before the year is out. The @nokia account tweeted, “We cannot confirm local availability but the 1st Nokia w/WP (Windows Phone) devices will ship in Q4 and with volumes in 2012 cc @NokiaAustralia.”

This at least assuages fears that Espoo, renowned for delaying its best smartphones for months after their announcement, is at least on track. However, its interesting to note that Nokia Australia was copied in. Is this where the first Nokia Windows Phones will be released? It’d be a bizarre move by the Finns if so.

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