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O2 will be carrying the Nokia Windows Phone 7 Lumia 800 after all

Former British Telecom mobile phone network O2 has announced it will be carrying the Windows Phone 7 based Nokia Lumia 800 handset, despite previously not listing the phone.

Nokia launched the Lumia 800 at the end of October, from their annual symposium Nokia World. At the same time the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer opened up the pre-ordering of the handset from their own website, with Orange, Vodafone and Three all unveiling they will be carrying the 800.

O2 was notably absent from the line-up of mobile phone networks selling the very first Windows Phone 7 handset from Nokia, who previously only ran Symbian on their flagship mobiles.

The network has made public it will be stocking the Nokia Lumia 800 from their 'Coming Soon' page on the O2 main website, which notes the phone will be arriving in December although no further details are forthcoming at this stage on the tariff costs.

ITProPortal has published our review of the Nokia Lumia 800 here, whilst our soon-to-be-merged mobile phone sister site has brought out a hands on walkthrough in pictures here and on video here.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.