So Nokia World has happened, and Nokia had their shot at securing their future with the announcement of their first Windows Phones handsets.
Two phones have been announced the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. The Lumia 800 was widely expected after numerous press image leaks and is very similar to the Meego N9 that was unveiled back in June. The Lumia 710 though is something slightly different, with a lower price point, and greater range of colours with its changeable backplates.
The Lumia 800 is the premium Nokia offering with a unibody design, 3.7" ClearBlack touchscreen display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, and famed Nokia Carl Zeiss optics 8 MP camera with HD video support. The camera has a f2.2 aperture for better low light photography.
It weighs 142g and measures 61.2mm W x 116.5mm H x 12.1mm D.
There is 16GB on board memory but no MicroUSB slot for additional on-device storage, it does however come bundled with 25GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The case comes in only 3 colours, blue, black and a sort of purple colour (plum?).
The Nokia Lumia 800 UK release date is 16 November. The handset is now available for pre-order on www.nokia.com. Its available from Carphone Warehouse at a PYG price of £449.95.
The Lumia 710 has a ClearBlack display, anti-glare 3.7" touchscreen display, with swappable covers, a 5 MP camera, auto-focus, LED flash camera, weighs 126g and measures 62.4mm W x 119mm H x 12.5mm D.
Of course it runs Windows Phone 7.5 and has WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 (a bit old hat here Nokia?) 8GB on board storage with MicroUSB support for up to 16GB cards. There are also dual microphones for improved background noise cancellation.
The Nokia Lumia 710 UK release date is early 2012.
Nokia Windows Phone Software
Nokia are bundling Nokia Drive for Satellite Navigation, and Nokia Maps for location and social based searching. Nokia Music and Mix Radio give you access to a huge selection of songs.
Both devices use Micro SIMs continuing the trend toward these space conscious upgrades.
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