Nokia's first Windows Phones – 800 and 710

Nokia 800 and 710
Today, Nokia announced their very first Windows Phone smartphones. The two announced devices run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

Nokia Lumia 800 – light fantastic

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The Lumia 800 is the amazing N9‘s identical twin, sharing the same body with it. from Nokia’s official announcement:

The polycarbonate body is all subtle curves topped with a bright AMOLED ClearBlack display with toughened glass stretching to the sides of the phone. The Back, Start and Search buttons on the front of the screen are set in the glass, so there are no interruptions to the smooth surface. The phone comes in three vivid colours: black, cyan and magenta. On the back, there’s an eight-megapixel auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics. The camera also shoots HD video at 30 frames per second. Social sharing or online storage can happen automatically or with two taps on the interface.

Inside, there’s a 1.4GHz processor and graphics co-processor driving the operating system to deliver a silky-smooth user experience. There’s 16GB of internal user memory, with cloud computing integrated to offer 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for your music and pictures. Communications are handled by a quadband reception, up to HSDPA 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. Talktime is rated at up to 13 hours, or standby for up to 335 hours. It measures 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1mm and weighs 142g.

The Nokia Lumia 800 will be available from November in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, across 31 operators. The estimated retail price is €420 (about N93,000), before any local taxes or subsidies. Other territories including Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan will see the Nokia Lumia 800 before the end of the year, with even more markets following in early 2012.

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Nokia Lumia 710: easy, fast and fun

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The Lumia 710 costs significantly less, but is no pushover either.

The Nokia Lumia 710 offers an accessible entrance to Windows Phone, enhanced with features that bring Nokia’s great strengths to bear. It’s a bright and fashionable phone, offering customization through exchangeable back covers and thousands of apps.

It comes in black and white varieties, with the choice of black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers. The 3.7-inch screen offers an 800 x 480-pixel resolution with a ClearBlack TFT for great colors and readability even in bright sunlight. At the rear, there’s a five-megapixel auto-focus camera with an LED flash. The camera can also shoot HD video at 30 frames-per-second.

Packing the same 1.4GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor as the Nokia Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 offers exceptional performance at this price point. Inside there’s 8GB of user storage memory and 512MB of RAM. It has quadband radio reception, 3G up to HSDPA, WiFi and Bluetooth, so the communications options are covered. The phone measures 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm and weighs 125.5g.

Available from the end of 2011, the Nokia Lumia 710 will first appear in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before becoming available in further markets in 2012. The Nokia Lumia 710 is expected to cost around €270 (about N60,000) before any local taxes or subsidies.

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What do you think of these first WP offerings from Nokia?

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0 thoughts on “Nokia's first Windows Phones – 800 and 710

  • October 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm
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    finally here is nokia window phone.
    How much will it cost in naira….?
    And ll d app b available in ovi store…..?
    I got 2 start saving now! No time…
    Who shall buy my E6 by dec. Ending ?

  • October 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm
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    Shall we call it the awakening? As they say, it’s better late than never. More competition and more choice for the consumers. Even more important, this can only bring out the best in technology and mobile ecosystem in particular, and of course the funny side of it – more legal battles.

    Kudos Nokia!

  • October 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm
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    The mobile space is certainly heating up! This reminds me of the Yoruba NollyWood. Before you finish digesting one, another has been released…smh..

    Great thing that a WP7.5 can cost that ‘little’…The Microsoft-Nokia alliance may not be a bad idea after alll …hardware expertise meets software savoir-faire!

  • October 27, 2011 at 12:02 am
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    Nice development. Nokia’s got 2 seat up tight 2 survive in the competitive market

  • October 27, 2011 at 5:35 am
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    The 710 looks greatly priced.. Those specs for 60k not bad at all

  • October 27, 2011 at 6:57 am
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    this really an impressive one from nokia and the price aint too bad…kudos nokia

  • October 27, 2011 at 7:43 am
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    I love the 800 more, pity it’s way expensive, might have to settle for the 710. But still am wait for the user reviews. One think that bothers me though that I just realized after reading tobi’s article on running java apps on android is windows phone would preclude me from some of my staple java apps. Does anyone know of any emulators out and if they are mango compatible that would still allow them to remain connected and not suspended like in windows mobile

  • October 27, 2011 at 10:09 am
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    Good improvement from nokia but to be honest, 512MB RAM is not enough for a heavy user like some of us. I restmy case.

    • October 27, 2011 at 10:15 am
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      512MB RAM is not enough for a heavy user like some of us. I rest my case.

      My dear friend, 512MB is more than enough on Windows Phone. Dont make statements like that if you don’t understand how the OS in question works. Platforms are different.

      512 MB RAM is more than enough on iOS and Windows Phone at this time. If you are talking about Android, a well known resource hog, 512 MB might very well not be enough.

  • October 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm
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    The N8 is still the “baddest” gadget in the market according to me. Nothing else impresses me at the moment…

  • October 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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    good, but oga Yomi, there is no mention of front facing camera in any of these fones abi ino get? If there is no front camera, then its a big mistake I must say.

  • October 29, 2011 at 5:30 am
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    I agree with Yomi. The ram size is adequate for these devices. Other than trying out a new OS, I will like to enjoy the resource efficiency on these phones.

  • October 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm
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    The Nokia Windows phone are beautifully made and priced.
    I love the Lumia 800.

    No memory cards, no USB OTG and no Video calling but you cant blame that on Nokia, WP7 just don’t support that yet. Abi……

    But I really think it should have 1080p video and a 12mp camera, but I need to confirm that WP7 even supports that. (Its like Nokia does not want to make a phone better than N8).

    From some of the videos I have watched when they asked the Nokia guys that why would a person go to the store and pick this phone instead of an iPhone or Android device and they said its becos with this phone you have a 1touch access to what matters most.

    If you want a clean and simple OS without access to too much geeky stuffs certainly iOS and WP7 will sure do, but if you have once been spoiled by Symbian and you want unlimited access to everything then you have no other place to hide (Esp if u dont want to jailbreak) than stay with Symbian to the end, go Meego or party with the Droids.

    I was quite impressed with the XBOX integration, Nokia Maps, New music stuffs and the People stuffs.

    This is the best Windows Phone Yet.

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