Nokia announced it will launch its Lumia line of Windows Phones in China next month.
The Nokia 800C will lead the Finnish company's entry into the world's largest consumer market, to be followed at some point in the second quarter by the Nokia 610C, according to a news release issued by the company Wednesday.
"We're excited to introduce our first Lumia smartphone, the Nokia 800C, to this important market," said Stephen Elop, Nokia chief executive, in a statement. "We've created a compelling, locally relevant experience on the Nokia 800C especially tailored for people in China."
The phones will be carried by China Telecom, the country's third largest mobile carrier. The 800C will go on sale for 3599 RMB, or $571, without a contract while the 610C will be priced later.