Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nokia announces the Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices

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Summary: Nokia has to be the worst at keeping secrets and there are no real surprises here with some top notch devices running Windows Phone 7.5.

I think the Nokia N9 is one of the best pieces of smartphone hardware I have ever held and I am seriously thinking of buying one for $750+ on ebay. We heard LOTS of rumors of Nokia’s Windows Phone plans, some of which were revealed by Stephen Elop himself, and today we heard Nokia announce the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800.

The Nokia Lumia 710 reminds me a bit of the HTC Radar 4G with a white finish and looks to be the lower cost, mid-level Windows Phone device for those moving onto a smartphone. Specifications of the Nokia Lumia 710 include the following:

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS3.7 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display (N9 is 3.9 inches)1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor1GB RAM and 512MB ROM5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics8GB internal memory with microSD card expansion capability1300 mAh batteryPrice of EUR 270

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the same basic form factor as the Nokia N9 with a physical camera button and capacitive hardware buttons below the display since these are minimum specifications dictated by Microsoft. Other features of the Nokia 800 include the following:

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS3.7 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display (N9 is 3.9 inches)1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor1GB RAM and 512MB ROM8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics16 GB internal memory802.11 b/g/n WiFi1450 mAh batteryPrice of EUR 420

There were rumors of a Nokia 900, but that did not materialize and was a fake out. I would love to buy a Nokia 800 that is coming to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Netherlands in November. Those of us in the U.S. won’t see a Nokia Windows Phone until early 2012.

Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.


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