Nokia is planning a launch event for its flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone next Monday in Dubai, Tech-WD.com reports after receiving an invitation.
The invite carries the tagline “It’s time to switch” and the date (12-11-12). The event is expected to bring the Lumia 920 to the Middle East region.
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The Lumia 920 arrived in the UK and France last week and is coming to Russia, Germany, the US and other markets later this month.
The Middle East will be a crucial market for Nokia this year. The region has historically been strong for the company, and the company needs all the momentum it can get for its Windows 8 phones.
“[It] plays a really important role because the Middle East and Africa is that area where we have relative to other regions a stronger position in market share wise,” CEO Stephen Elop reportedly said earlier this year.
Nokia sold just 2.9 million Lumia phones last quarter and posted a $754 million operating loss.