Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone is now available in Kenya. The Windows 8 smartphone features a polycarbonate unibody design, an 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, and 4.3: OLED display.  This phone also sports an exchangeable shell in a variety of colors including red, blue, and yellow.

Nokia Lumia 820

Thanks to the Windows 8 phone operating system, the Nokia Lumia 820 features animated Live Tiles, Microsoft Office applications, and Internet Explorer 10 web browser. The phone also has special Nokia features like City Lens, which utilizes augmented reality view to help users locate stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. It also comes with Nokia Drive+ and Nokia Maps, which makes it the ideal smartphone for the frequent traveler.

The smartphone market in Kenya is growing, as more consumer take interest in mobile products and services. Nokia East Africa’s General Manager, Bruce Howe said, “The Lumia 820 smartphone brings together incredible innovation in a beautiful design that will turn heads. Today, I am pleased to announce the first of our Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 to the local market, and to bring the signature Nokia Lumia experience to our valued Kenyan consumers.”

Nokia Lumia is now available in  Kenya via selected carriers and it starts at KES 45,000. This smartphone is available in four colors including black, white, yellow, and red.

It looks like Nokia wants to expand into tablet computers, and they want Windows  to help. Steven Elop, chief executive officer of Nokia, recently stated that he’s looking closely at the tablet markets, but that they don’t have anything planned for the future just yet. He added that Nokia is closely following the Microsoft Surface tablet in hopes of learning more about the market. Elop is also considering a partnership with Android, claiming that there are benefits to a seven-inch screen.