Nokia Announces Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone, and it's Sexy
At Nokia World 2011, the world watched as Nokia finally made good on their investment into Windows Phone 7, and their controversial partnership with Microsoft after calling an end of life to MeeGo Operating System. No doubt, Nokia employees and shareholders are proud to see the warm reception of their newly announced smartphones running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. We'll have a look at what Nokia dubs the 'first real Windows Phone', the Nokia Lumia 800 (also previously known as the Nokia Sea-Ray).
The Nokia Lumia 800 has a beautiful design to it, with it's curved glass, and rounded edges. Simplicity in design is clearly the goal with this device, and they achieve it well. The Lumia 800 has a 1.4 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 25GB of free Windows SkyDrive space, the Microsoft equivalent to iCloud or DropBox cloud storage. The camera is 8 megapixels with a Carl Zeiss optics enhanced lens on the backside, and LED flash. The device also has a 3.7inch ClearBlack AMOLED touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution for awesome picture quality.
This is the flagship Nokia smartphone offering in their Windows Phone 7 family of devices, and it looks like a great start. It may not be the greatest list of specs for smartphones, but it's still quick and one sexy device. I'll say this, it may be the one device that can compete with the Apple iPhone 4/4S for overall design, compatibility and ease of use.
It's currently available for pre-order for €420 outright in select countries, where France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands will see it ship in November 2011, followed by Spain, and the United Kingdom. The U.S. will not see the device launch until early 2012.
Have a look at some release videos for the Lumia 800 and more gallery press shots.
Sources - Engadget