Enter Nokia Lumia 800 - "the first real Windows Phone"
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 26, 2011, 4:03 AM
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.
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.
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.
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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Finally, lets see what windows can bring!
posted on Oct 26, 2011, 4:04 AM 1
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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 Oct 26, 2011, 4:57 AM 2
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windows phone RRROOCCKKSS!!
posted on Oct 26, 2011, 5:36 AM 2
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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 Oct 26, 2011, 5:37 AM 4
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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 Oct 26, 2011, 8:01 AM 2
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Yes. Trouble for apple and android .
posted on Oct 26, 2011, 5:44 AM 1
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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 Oct 26, 2011, 6:05 AM 0
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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 Oct 26, 2011, 7:05 AM 1
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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 Oct 26, 2011, 7:52 AM 1
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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...
posted on Oct 26, 2011, 12:22 PM 0
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