Several months after the announcement with their partnership with Microsoft, back in February, Nokia has finally officially announced their first Windows Phone device. The phone has is called the Lumia 800 and Nokia has dubbed it as the “first real Windows Phone” (it would be interesting to see what existing Windows Phone manufacturers have to say about that).
The Lumia 800 packs a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU and sports a curved ClearBlack AMOLED (800 x 480) display. The body is composed of durable polycarbonate plastic and measures at 12.1mm (0.48-inch) thick, with tapered edges on the top and bottom that give it a sort of industrial look. On the backside you’ll find a Carl Zeiss optics-enhanced eight megapixel camera that sports an f/2.2 aperture. Storage and memory-wise, the Lumia 800 packs 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and 25GB of free SkyDrive space. Also featured are Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and ESPN Sports Hub. As for that OS, it is running Windows Phone Mango, of course.
If you live in the U.S. and are excited by the device, you’ll have to wait until next year to be able to purchase it here. The Finnish company will be releasing the phone in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, beginning in November – It is already up for pre-order in those locales, as a matter of fact. After that it will next be released in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year.It will hit “further markets” sometime next year.
The Lumia 800 is priced at €420, or about $585
Also announced today was the Lumia 710, which gives prospective buyers a similar experience at a lower price point. Priced at around €270, or $375, the 710 uses the same 1.4GHz CPU as the 800, comes in “stealthy black” and “crisp white,” with replaceable back covers. The 710 will have the same release window as the 800.
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