It is March 28, and, as Stephen Elop himself hinted (promised), Nokia made its Windows Phone debut in China. The first CDMA Nokia Windows Phone on the market is the 800C, introduced with China Telecom.
It will become available in April in the two best-selling flavors: black and cyan. If you are looking for something else (cheaper), make sure to wait until the second quarter of the year (which is just around the corner) when a CDMA version of the Lumia 610 will also land on China Telecom’s line-up.
Future owners of the Lumia 800C on China Telecom will have access to “popular Chinese media and social networking services including Sina, SOHU, Tencent and Renren”. As usual, Nokia throws in its excellent Maps application (as well as Drive plus Music) and 100,000 free downloads of Fruit Ninja and Plants vs Zombies, available through the Chinese-language Windows Phone Marketplace.