Pre-orders for the recently-launched Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3310 are now open in the Netherlands.
The website of online retailer Belsimpel of the Netherlands has listed the three mobile phones from Finnish communications and technology company Nokia, which are now available for pre-order, with price tags of €149, €199, and €59, respectively. Although no definite release date was provided on the website, it was earlier confirmed that the three devices will go on sale sometime in the second quarter of the year.
All of the officially announced colors for both the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 can be pre-ordered, while the colors Blue, Yellow, Grey, and Red are available for Nokia 3310. The three units were unveiled officially last Feb. 26, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.
Meanwhile, Nokia Power User reported that Ajey Mehta, HMD Global's Vice President for India, revealed the timelines for the three phones, plus the Nokia 6, in India, saying that the 3310 is slated for release in May of this year, while the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 will roll out toward the end of May to early June.
"The plan is to have all the phones manufactured in India and we are working with Foxconn to make that happen," said Mehta. "If they are not able to ramp up it could be from Vietnam or China, but ideally it would be made in India," he added. He also said that they will utilize a "channel agnostic strategy," wherein they will sell some units exclusively online and some units offline, while specifically focusing on the "millennial" market.
"We are doing all the analytics involved in arriving at the number that will be most accurate, and working on our go to market plans," says Mehta. "We are also preparing our whole logistics setup, and we've changed our own strategy, selling directly to redistribution-stockists, instead of a single national distributor which was the case until December," the VP added.
He explained that they are taking this route to get closer to the market, considering that the mobile industry is fast-paced and full of changes.