Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Nokia unveils the Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones

They are finally here, Nokia have just unveiled their first Windows Phone devices that are the results of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. 

At todays Nokia World 2011 conference the mobile giant unveiled the Lumia 800, which we've seen before as the Nokia SeaRay and even earlier as the Nokia N9. This device will serve as Nokia's current flagship phone, it sports a 1.4GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.7" AMOLED ClearBlack curved display and an 8MP F/2.2 Carl Zeiss camera that shoots 720p video. It will ship in November in Black, Cyan and Magenta. 

The second device, the Nokia Lumia 710 features similar processor and RAM specifications as the Lumia 800, however the 710 has a 3.7" LCD TFT display and a 5MP F/2.4 720p Carl Zeiss camera. It will also ship in November in either Black or White with a range of colors on the exchangeable back covers. 

Both devices run Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango and will be priced at 420 for the Lumia 800 and 270 for the 710. They will first be available in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, and later spread to Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year. Expect them to reach more markets in early 2012.
Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 710

Editors Thoughts:
Its fantastic to see Nokia get back on their feet, however, I am a little disappointed to see no front facing cameras on either devices. Its almost 2012, front facing cameras should be standard on every smartphone, especially now that Windows Phone 7.5 supports it. Oh well, I guess I'll be holding off for the Nokia Lumia 900 then ;)


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