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Nokia Lumia 800 : The First Real Windows Phone


Today marked the beginning of the Windows Phone era for Nokia. The company announced to make the Micorosft platform its primary OS just before the MWC in February, but it's only now, at Nokia World that it finally had actual products to show us.

The Nokia CEO, Steven Elop, stepped on stage and unveiled the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. The Lumia 800 borrows the Nokia N9 unibody design and comes with a 3.7" ClearBlack AMOLED, a 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 16GB of storage under the hood.

An 8 megapixel camera with super bright f/2.2 lens is what does the shooting on the Nokia Lumia 800. The snapper also does 720p video@30fps.  




The Nokia Lumia 710 is a more affordable device (€270 pre-tax vs €420 pre-tax for the Lumia 800), that comes with a slightly different design, but the same 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU. It trades the AMOLED for a more conventional, LCD screen and gets a 5 megapixel camera instead of an 8 megapixel shooter.

The Lumia 710 will be available in stealthy black and crisp white at launch with extra swappable covers that match the WP tile color options.

Along with the two headliners, Nokia announced four new S40 handsets. Nokia Asha 200, Asha 201, Asha 300, Asha 303 are all budget-minded cell phones aiming to bring good connectivity options without breaking the bank. Find out more about them here.

The only notable absentee was Nokia 900, which leaked last night, but obviously didn't make it in time for the announcement today, so we'll have to wait a bit more to meet the 4.3" beast.

After the press conference we got a chance to play with the newly announced devices. You can find live photos and our first-hand impressions of all of them on the following pages. We begins with the Nokia 800 Lumia right after the break.





Some new features which are already in with Windows Phone Mango are introduced with Nokia Windows Handset for the first time of course. The features include Microsoft Office, IE9 Mobile, Pictures Hub, People Hub, X-Box Live and 250 GB Skydrive space. Something new that comes in with Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia Drive. The Nokia Drive is similar to that of Nokia Maps, but Nokia had to find another name to put it in Windows Phone. Nokia Drive is offline Navigational software to navigate you in different countries of the world. The app also has free Voice Navigation. Also the map is downloadable and can be viewed in 2D and 3D.

Mix Radio another feature in line. This new feature allows you experience preconfigured music on your Nokia Lumia 800 while you stream it. No need to Login, no password, no subscription. Simply enjoy the tunes on your device. You can also save them to listen while offline. Nokia Public Transportation App, this will give instant information about trains and buses of over 45 countries. Sports enthusiast has ESPN Sports Hub where you can look up stats, scores, news, all for free.

Availability and Pricing of Nokia Lumia 800:

Pre Orders have already started on the official website of Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 800 will be coming to UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands in November. Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India and Russia will get to see the device at the end of 2011. U.S has to wait till the start of 2012 to get their hands on Nokia Lumia 800. China will be the last one to get the Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 800 is priced at $580 i.e. EUR 420. According to Nokia 30 carriers have already signed to push out the first real windows device.

So finally the phone is all set to bang. Nokia hopes to get thier position back in world of Smartphones. Will they succeed? What do you think? Do let us know in the comment box.



Design

Display and user interface
3.7” ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA 800x480 resolution
16 million colours
Standby UI Windows keys integrated with display
Capacitive touch screen with pinch zoom
2.5D curved glass seamlessly integrated to unibody
Keys and input methods
Capacitive touch screen with pinch zoom
Standard UI Windows keys integrated with display
Personalisation
Home screen tiles
Ring tones
Wallpaper
Changeable colour themes

Hardware

Power Management
BV-5JW Battery (embedded) 1450 mAh
Talk time (maximum):
  • GSM up to 13 h
  • WCDMA up to 9.5 h
Standby time (maximum):
  • GSM up to 265 h
  • WCDMA up to 335 h
Video playback time up to 6.5 h
Music playback time (maximum) up to 55 h
Browsing (WLAN, maximum) up to 6.5 h
Browsing (3G HSDPA, maximum) up to 4.5 h
Memory
512 MB program memory
16 GB internal user memory
25 GB Skydrive
Operating Frequency
GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 I/II/V
Data Network
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with 2.4 GHz
HSDPA CAT 10 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA CAT 6 5.76 Mbps
Connectivity
A-GPS
Accelerometer, proximity sensor, Magnetometer, ALS
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with 2.4GHz
USB 2.0 high-speed through micro USB connector
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1
3.5 mm AHJ connector

 

Software and applications

Software platform and user interface
Windows Phone 7.5
HTML 5, CSS3, SV, XHTML, DOM and more
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Contact transfer from other devices
Facebook integration with phonebook
Face detection for picture tags before sharing
Groups allows users to create groups, and share messages and photos within the group
Contacts
Calendar
To-do list
Notes
Synchronisation
Zune PC SW + Mac Connector
Calendar, Contacts, To Do list
Media (Music, Video, Photos, Files)
Applications
Business Productivity
  • Office Applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, One Note)
  • 25 GB Skydrive** storage for Documents & Notes
  • Lync (Corporate IM)
  • Outlook tasks
Games
  • XBOX Live Hub**
  • See friends presence and leaderboards
  • Find friends to play games
  • 3D Avatar control & creation
Synchronisation
  • Zune PC SW + Mac Connector
  • Calendar, Contacts, To Do list
  • Media (Music, Video, Photos, Files)
Pre-loaded apps
  • Nokia Drive** – turn by turn navigation
  • TopApps** – locally relevant applications
  • Nokia Contacts Transfer – helps to migrate your phonebook from other devices & platforms.
  • Nokia Music** - Enjoy great music from the world’s most locally relevant catalogue (14 million tracks). 100 great radio channels with something for everyone.
  • Local or Operator Apps

 

Communications

Email and messaging
E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3)
Mail for Exchange 2003 & 2007
Rich HTML
Viewing of email attachments – .doc, .xls, .ppt, . pdf
Facebook integration with phonebook
Face detection for picture tags before sharing
Groups allows users to create groups, and share messages and photos within the group
Call Management
Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures
Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
Conference calling
Integrated handsfree speaker

Sharing and internet

Browsing and internet
Internet Explorer 9 with desktop rendering
Hardware graphics acceleration
HTML 5, CSS3, SV, XHTML, DOM and more
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with 2.4GHz
GPS and navigation
Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
Accelerometer for correct orientation of display
Nokia Drive with free drive and walk navigation
Download the latest country maps for Nokia Drive for free
Nokia Maps available from Marketplace
Bing Maps

 

Photography

Camera
8 MP camera
Carl Zeiss lens
LED flash
Auto Focus
720p, 30FPS
Touch focus
Fast 1-click sharing
Fast and non-destructive image editor
Geotagging
Image capture
Fast 1-click sharing
Fast and non-destructive image editor

Video

Video cameras
8 MP camera
Carl Zeiss lens
Auto Focus
720p, 30FPS
Touch focus
Video sharing and playback
Zune Video side-loading
Video codecs and formats
Playback:. HD 720p video playback
  • H.264 @30fps
  • MPEG-4 ASP
  • 3GP, .3GP2, .MP4, .M4v, .MBR., .WMV (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1)
Video capture
  • 720p video recording
  • mp4
HD video capture (720p)
  • H.264

Music and audio

Music features
Zune music
Nokia Music (in selected markets)
Free streaming Mix Radio*
Wide range of audio codecs supported
  • .m4a, .m4b, .mp3, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • AAC/AAC+/EAAC+
  • AMR-NB
  • EVRC
  • QCELP
Radio
Stereo FM radio

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