Nokia has announced its first Windows Phone smartphone the Lumia 800 at Nokia World 2011.
The Lumia 800 looks very similar to the N9 – which wasn’t released in the UK – with the same polycarbonate unibody and slightly curved screen.
Nokia Lumia 800 First Look video review
- Windows Phone Mango operating system
- 1.4GHz single core processor
- 512MB of Ram
- 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen
- 800×480 AMOLED display
- 8Mp autofocus camera with 720p HD video
- 16GB of storage memory
Steven Elop, Nokia CEO, announced the device and claimed that Nokia’s close work with Microsoft made the handset the ‘first real Windows Phone’.
As well as running the Windows Phone operating system the Lumia will also have exclusive software in the form of Nokia Music, Nokia Drive and an exclusively-designed ESPN app.
Nokia Music, a music streaming service features Mix Radio which allows users to stream a mix of music according to genre or create their own playlists. These playlists can also be downloaded, at up to four at a time, for playing offline – for example in flight mode or in places where you lose signal.
Each playlist consists of around 20 songs and can be kept for four weeks after downloading. This service comes free with the handset.
Nokia Drive is a free navigation app that gives voice based turn by turn navigation much like a sat nav. It also features an optimised landscape view to make it easy-to-use in a car and the ability to download maps ahead of time. This means if you go on holiday you can download the maps before you leave the country and avoid costly data roaming charges.
An exclusive app from ESPN will also be available on the Lumia, which will offer live information on a huge range of sports, so fans won’t have to download lots of different apps to stay up-to-date.
To keep this all running smoothly Nokia has included a 1.4GHz processor backed up with 512MB of Ram.
16GB of internal storage memory is also supplemented by 25GB of storage through Microsoft’s Skydrive cloud computing service.
The handset – available in black, blue or pink – has already begun shipping and will be available in the UK in November with a price of around €420 (£365).