Nokia World is full of exciting news today, despite some of the horrendous leaks in the past couple of days. Nokia decided to open the WP7 show with the Nokia Lumia 800 - the company's first Windows Phone 7 phone and shortly after announced the Nokia 710, too.
Let's start off with the Nokia Lumia 800. Powered by a Snapdragon chipset with a single-core Scorpion CPU and 512MB of RAM, the Nokia Lumia 800 runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. It offers 16GB of built-in storage and if that's not enough, Microsoft will also give you 25GB of free cloud storage.
The display of the Lumia 800 is a 3.7" ClearBack AMOLED, which is a bit smaller than the Nokia N9's, on which it's based on because of the three capacitive Windows Phone buttons at the bottom. And just like the N9, this Windows Phone 7 smartphone will operate on a micro-SIM card.
The camera of the Lumia 800 is an 8MP f/2.2 camera with Carl Zeiss optics with auto-focus and dual LED flash. The Lumia 800 comes in three different colors to match your preferences - Blue, Magenta and Black.
The Espoo company has worked hard to customize the Windows Phone platform, too. The live tiles provide you with more information than before and the Lumia 800 also features Nokia Drive, which is the first voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation on a Windows Phone device.
You can check the promo video for the Lumia 800 in our blog.
Moving on with the Lumia 710, the next Windows Phone device that saw its announcement at Nokia World today.
The Lumia 710 features the same 1.4GHz single-core processor and same ammount of RAM as the Lumia 800. It features the same-sized 3.7" WVGA display with a ClearBlack tehcnology, but unlike the Lumia 800, it's a TFT one, not AMOLED.
The camera of the Lumia 710 is a 5MP auto-focus one with a single LED flash. As connectivity goes, this WP7 smartphone offers Wi-Fi 801.2 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-USB connector round-off the package.
The Lumia 710 will come with interchangeable back covers, helping you match the color of your Windows Phone tiles.
Both the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are expected to hit stores in November with the Lumia 800 being now available for pre-order. At first the Nokia Lumia 800 will roll-out in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK with 31 carriers and retailers. Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan will see its launch later in the year and more markets will follow their lead in early 2012.
Prices for the Lumia 710 will start at about €270, while the estimated price of the Lumia 800 is about €420. Interestingly, the only differences between both devices are the camera and the storage space and the display technology yet Nokia charges €150 more.
Unfortunately, contrary to our and everyones belief from yesterday, Nokia didn't announce the Nokia 900 at today's Nokia World event. Bummer.
Grow up man.
Not Impressed... Im not changing my N8, it's still 10 times better than those wphones
Rolling out a snapdragon processor at the end of 2011 as a flagship phone? What a joke. Nokia is about to pull a blockbuster.