Nokia Introduces the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 WP7 powered devices
The time has finally come! The billion dollar deal that was made between Nokia and Microsoft has finally been made into tangible reality and the ‘first real Windows Phone’ has made its way from the shadows into the light. Nokia held their Nokia World event today in London and announced some new phones. Among the highly anticipated WP7 devices Nokia released the Asha 200, 201, 300 and 303 models. These devices are essentially mid range bar styled phones that run the widely used Series 40 operating system. These new phones are set to fill some of the gaps in the market and will focus on emerging markets. But enough of Asha well take a closer look in the future, were here to talk WP7.
Nokia announced their first WP7 models today being the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. The Lumia 800 is the flagship phone and is very familiar to the recent N9. The two phones sport pretty much the exact same build; however it’s what’s inside that has been altered. Internally the Lumia 800 is no slouch; it sports a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset that is backed by 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The display on the Lumia 800 is a 3.7 inch AMOLED display that sports Nokia’s ClearBlack display technologies, its resolution measures in at 800×480. Its build measures in at a mere 12.1 millimeters thin and weighs in at a mere 142 grams. The Lumia 800 comes with an 8 mega pixel Carl Ziess auto focus camera that sports an f/2.2 lens and 720p HD video recording capabilities. With the Lumia 800 you can also expect all the standards including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5 mm headset jack and microUSB connectivity. It’s also equipped with access to Xbox Live, IE9 Mobile and will also offer up 25GB of SkyDrive storage. Its beautiful build is made of a seamless one piece machined polycarbonate plastic shell that is not painted but molded in color. Its slightly curved display looks perfect and the build as expected seems impeccable. The Lumia 800 will be made available in November across Spain, the UK, Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands in November at €420, or around $585. The Lumia 800 will then continue its world tour across Taiwan, Russia, Singapore, India and Hong Kong by the end of year.
The second WP7 device that was announced today was the Lumia 710. This additional WP7 device from Nokia is the ‘other’ device launched today. It sports the same epic build you have come to expect from Nokia and is priced a bit lower than its Lumia 800 counterpart. Nokia WP7 devices for all! Internally it sports the same 1.4 GHz processor and the same 3.7 inch screen. It also sports a 5 mega pixel camera that can record video in 720p. Its base color comes in either black or white but its back cover can be interchanged to many different color options. Essentially the Lumia 710 is the 800 in a different build. The Lumia 710 is priced a bit under the Lumia 800 at €270 or about $375 bucks. It will be made available to the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Germany by November and make its way into India, Hong Kong, Russia, Taiwan and Singapore by the year’s end.
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