Nokia unveiled its very first Windows Phone OS powered smartphones recently at the Nokia World conference. They are the Nokia Lumia 800 that takes the form of the MeeGo N9 Smartphone and the Lumia 710 which is basically the affordable version of the Lumia 800.
The Lumia 800 comes equipped with a 3.7-inch WVGA ClearBlack AMOLED display with a curved front which blends right into the body of the device, it is powered by a 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor with 512MB of RAM, it comes with 16GB of onboard storage plus an 8-Megapixel camera on the rear of the device that is accompanied by autofocus, dual-LED flash and a Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens.
It comes with a body that match the following dimensions; 116.5mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm (4.6in x 2.4in x .48) in size and weighs 142g (5.0oz). The handset supports quad-band, 900/1900/2100MHz HSPA 14.4 3G networks and it is expected to be launch on the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands markets in the colors of black, cyan, and magenta as early as next month.
The Nokia Lumia 710 is basically the affordable version of the Lumia 800 as I noted earlier, it comes equipped with a 3.7-inch WVGA ClearBlack TFT display which is a bit less expensive than the AMOLED screen on the Lumia 800, it is powered by the same 1.4GHz Single-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM, it gets a lower 5-megapixel camera that comes with LED-flash and there are only 8GB of storage compared to the 16GB that the Lumia 800 got. The 710 gets a body that measures 119mm x 62.4mm x 12.5mm (4.69in x 2.46in x 0.49in) and weighs 125.5g (4.43oz), it supports quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS (900/1900/2100MHz) networks plus it is also capable of HSPA 14.4Mbps download speeds. The Lumia 710 will be launched on the Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan markets before the end of the year, in the colors of black or white front cover with five interchangeable colored backplates.
Now that Nokia has started to power their smartphones interfaces, some new features that users can expect includes Nokia’s new navigational application called Nokia Drive, it is a audible turn-by-turn navigation system that will be exclusive to Nokia devices, there is the Nokia Music app, another exclusive app that comes with a streaming feature called MixRadio with over 100 stations to listen to, and they can download up to 50 songs to their device for offline listening and more applications.
The new Nokia Lumia 800 is expected to go for the price of 420 Euros when it hits next month while the more affordable Lumia 710 is expected to go for 270 Euro.