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Punters eagerly anticipating Nokia's new Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7.5 handset but hoping to nab a Sim-free unit are set to be disappointed.

While the smartphone is expected to launch on 16 November, as promised, it will only be available on contract, it has been claimed.

Anyone after a Lumia that isn't tied to a network will have to wait until January 2012, retailer Clove said today.

Nokia told Reg Hardware that it won't be selling Sim-free Lumias at launch, focusing entirely on flinging its output at the UK's main network operators, plus retailers Carphone Warehouse, and Phones4U.

A Nokia spokesman said CW will offer Sim-free handsets, though when we checked the retailer is listing the £470 product as "out of stock - [on] back order", suggesting its allocation is sold, leaving no remaining units for the likes of Clove. ®

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