Nokia will be launching its Lumia family of smartphones into more countries than just the US in early 2012. According to a report on the CIO AL web site (via Engadget), the company's media friendly CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed that both the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 will be launching in several Latin American countries in the first quarter of 2012.
Elop confirmed that the countries to be included in the Lumia Latin American launch include Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico. The US territory Puerto Rico is also include in Nokia's Lumia release plans. Elop also added that Brazil will serve as the country where the actual production of the Lumia smartphones will occur. There's no word yet if other Latin American countries such as Argentina and Venezuela will also be included in the Lumia launch plans.
With the Lumia 800's launch in Europe now in full swing for a few weeks now, Nokia must be anxious to expand the reach of their new Windows Phone-based devices to other territories around the world. Here in the US, the apparent plan is to launch some version of the Lumia sometime in the first quarter of 2012, although there's been no confirmation of those plans yet from either Nokia or from the rumored first US wireless carrier for the device, AT&T.