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Enter Nokia Lumia 800 - "the first real Windows Phone"

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We've been waiting 8 months for its make-it-or-break-it Windows Phone strategy to materialize in something tangible, and today CEO Stephen Elop whipped out the Nokia Lumia 800 - the first Nokia Windows Phone! 

Stephen Elop actually went so far as calling it "the first real Windows Phone". 

Available in black, cyan and magenta, it is crafted in the ergonomic pillow-shaped form of the Nokia N9, made out of deep-colored polycarbonate, and sporting a 3.7" 480x800 pixels ClearBlack AMOLED display, as expected. The handset is 0.48" (12.1mm) thick, on 124g of weight. 

Enter Nokia Lumia 800 - "the first real Windows Phone"
It is powered by a 1.4GHz processor, with 16GB of internal storage, 1540mAh battery good for 9.5 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and a microSIM slot plus 14.4Mbps HSDPA radio and NFC. The 8MP camera on the back with Carl Zeiss lens sports f/2.2 aperture, and an optimized dual-LED flash aims to avoid washing out the details. The camera is capable of 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second, and there are dual-mics for noise cancellation.



A lot of the initial presentation was spent to tout features that already come with Windows Phone Mango - People Hub, Pictures Hub, Microsoft Office Hub, IE9 Mobile, Xbox Live, 25GB SkyDrive storage, etc. - which are a first for a Nokia handset, of course.

Enter Nokia Lumia 800 - "the first real Windows Phone"
The new twist is Nokia Drive - a full-fledged offline navigational software in most countries around the world, with free voice guidance - Nokia Maps translated to Windows Phone, which will be a great differentiation to stand out in the WP crowd. 

Another feature that sets the Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia Music, a new way to find and experience music with something called Mix Radio - a seamless way to stream preconfigured mixes of full-length tracks without any subscription, login or other annoyances in the way, and you can download the mixes for offline listening.

The other freebie that will come only on Nokia Windows Phones is the ESPN Sports Hub, where you can look up stats, events ans scores, and you can even pin your favorites to the Start screen tile.

Nokia Lumia 800 is already shipping from the factory in Finland to its first EU markets

Nokia Lumia 800 is already shipping from the factory in Finland to its first EU markets

CEO Stephen Elop clarified that they already have over 30 carriers and retailers signed up to distribute the device, and the marketing push behind it will be unprecedented for a Nokia handset. The Nokia Lumia 800 is expected to land for about $580 (EUR 420) without carrier subsidies. 

The phones are already on the trucks to UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands for sales start in November. Before the end of the year it comes Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India and Russia. 

US comes next in early 2012, China in the first quarter of 2012, and all baseband radios will be covered down the road - HSPA+, CDMA and LTE (Verizon people have been spotted at Nokia World 2011 today). The Nokia Lumia 800 is already available for preorder on Nokia's website.


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posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:04 1

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Finally, lets see what windows can bring!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 21:58

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no kidding... wp7 is my favorite and with the sexy n9 loaded with a real os, it is sure looking great

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:25 2

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Garbage Nokia , Sprint, needs to jump off a cliff and be done with it

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:43 1

3. timmy_09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


awesome! although they should have upped the screen to 4.3. i cant live with screens below my current hd7

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:46 4

4. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


This is going to be my next smartphone!! And because I'm from Spain, It will arrive here in november together with the Lumia 710.

Now, Windows Phone Rules!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:49

5. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


no lumia 900. sad case

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:50 1

6. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Look Great...

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:56 1

7. nagirodu (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


What about N703, 8gb variant of N800? No secondary Camera for video calling is a Deal-Breaker for me. Now, I have to look at Samsung now for a phone with Secondary Camera.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:57 2

8. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I love how Nokia makes some of the best looking phones (800) around and some of the ugliest (710). Atleast their products are different.

Can't say the same about all the boring Samsung Android slabs (Bada and WP line seem to be better)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:07 1

9. Arkadeep (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


India!!
Woo hoo :D

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:36 2

10. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


windows phone RRROOCCKKSS!!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:39 1

12. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Sales how ever are RRROOCKKK BOTTTOM though,no one wants the system except a niche miniority

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:37 4

11. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Pity th phone has a massively failing os due to horrendous old fashioned boring grid menu,squares which look like something off an 1980s vcr and also due to the os being massively limited in customization,apps and abilities.

We sold windows 7 phones in the network shop I work in and after several months of not selling any we got rid of the ones we had to a warehouse,The new HTC radar has arrived and after 3 weeks not one is sold yet either. Nokia was having a very though time in the smartphone sector then they teamed up with an unwanted os system,trouble indeed.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:01 2

18. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I agree with your post. Symbian-WP converts will be shocked on how much of the functionality Symbian has will be lost in WP in exchange for a smooth UI.

Also the PRICE, I hope Lumia 710 will be priced like say Xperia Mini or lower, to attract new users or people bored with Android or iOS.

Otherwise WP phones will still become a niche minority, an iOS-wannabe, expensive, limited but without thousands of ifarts.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:36 2

20. TechPsycho (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


very true.. big fail for nokia

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:44 1

13. bigboss (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Yes. Trouble for apple and android .

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:18

15. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Not really,its rim and symbian precentage base descreases which is give wp a bit of a rise,but also largely due to massively subsidised prices on wp currently in Europe to try ignite some sales

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:05

14. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


I think with this movement Microsoft and Nokia are going to suceed in gaining the third place in market share.

I forecast the following with regard to market share for the next year:

Android: 55-60%
iOS: 30-35%
Windows Phone: 10-15%

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 07:05 1

16. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


definately a step in the right direction.. now change it to Super Amoled (or SA+) and pull up the battery specs a bit more.

Concidering its a hummingbird with the battery, it should last for a while with that battery. My SGS1 had only a 1500mAh battery and i could get it to last 36 hrs on android, so we should see the same or better with this device.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 07:52 1

17. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I definitely did not wait 8 months for this. haha My O2X and GS2 served me well and will continue to do so until Nexus Prime or GNote arrives.

WP7.5 UI Smoothness =/= functionality

So how again will Nokia differentiate itself from the sea errr. pond of WP handsets?
Nokia deflected on Android because it wants to set itself apart from the sea of droids as Elop puts it. But we can clearly see his intentions from then, which reinforced by these announcement now.

I was really expecting a different WP handsets from Nokia, with more features and less limitations, I guess I failed.

I am excited to see the faces of Symbian-WP converts when they found out they cant transfer files/pics through Bluetooth to other non-WP handsets. LOL

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:17 2

19. Stevedojob (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Nokia will be destroy by their Elop the "Trojan Horse" by using this OS

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 12:13

21. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


720p recording for a phone that won't even be released until 2012 is not a true flagship.
Also, does this model use the same, Nokia, Pentaband radio for both T-Mobile AND AT&T in the US?!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 12:22

22. Daniel.P (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


No, it's quad-band for now, the US versions will be tailored to our local carriers. Nokia mentioned CDMA and LTE variants are in the works too, which ties up with the rumors about Verizon getting it...

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