updated 10:35 am EST, Tue February 7, 2012
Nokia Lumia 800 to come in special US pack
A scoop Tuesday had the Nokia Lumia 800 reaching the US in an official capacity, but with conditions. A source for The Verge had Nokia's first Windows Phone coming to the US through Microsoft Stores as part of a bundle. The pack would include both an unlocked Lumia 800 as well as a Play 360 Bluetooth speaker and a Purity HD stereo headphone set.
The pack will primarily cater to gift-givers looking at Valentine's Day and beyond, the former being its in-store date. While expensive at $899, the kit will give early adopters a device that can work fully on either AT&T or T-Mobile without a contract. The white version will be one of the color choices in time, according to a contact.
For most Americans, the Lumia 800 arrival will be an informal preview of the Lumia 900 expected about a month later. The larger follow-up phone will have LTE, although it will also be carrier-locked to AT&T.