Nokia Launches Its First Windows Phone 7 Smartphones

Thursday 27th October 2011 - 16:35

Nokia has launched, on Wednesday, at Nokia World event held in London, its first smartphones running Windows Phone 7 Mango, Nokia Lumia 800 and 710, phones that did not make a splash whatsoever.

Nokia Lumia 800: The First Nokia Smartphone with WP7

The launch of Nokia Lumia 800 represents the most important step made by Nokia – the formal adoption of Microsoft's mobile operating system.

Lumia 800 is similar in terms of design with Nokia N9 (OS MeeGo), has a polycarbonate casing and 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display. The first Finnish smartphone with Windows Phone has a 1.4 GHz processor and hardware acceleration, a graphics processor. Interesting is the fact that it offers only 16 GB storage capacity, but allows other 25 GB to be stored in cloud.

The phone has an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, auto-focus and dual LED flash. It remains to be seen how good it is.

The new smartphone scores in terms of colors, being available in black, blue and the version called "magenta".

The price for Nokia Lumia 800 will start from EUR 420 ($ 590), the phone being already available for pre-order on Nokia's website in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK (with delivery in November).

Also, pre-orders can also be made for countries like Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, and deliveries will be made until the end of 2011. On other markets/in other countries, Nokia Lumia 800 will be released early next year only.

Nokia Lumia 710: Windows Phone 7 and 1.4 GHz Processor

Besides the high-end model Lumia 800, Nokia has also announced at the Nokia World event the second terminal manufactured by the Finnish company that runs Windows Phone 7. Nokia World 710 promises great user experience to the platform offered by Microsoft at an affordable price.

Lumia 710 has a 1.4 GHz processor, which guarantees a high performance, a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display and offers interchangeable casings, in colors like black, cyan, white, fuchsia and yellow. This terminal focuses on the social networking. Moreover, Windows Phone Mango platform has been optimized to include a series of Nokia services such as Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.

Nokia Lumia 710 will be available at a price around EUR 270 ($ 380).

Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300, 303: QWERTY Keyboard at Affordable Prices

Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201 are two other affordable phones presented at the Nokia World event.

Nokia Asha 200 is a dual SIM model with Easy Swap function, available in vivid colors, which will delight the youngsters passionate about communication. The phone has QWERTY keyboard and promises an impressive autonomy of up to 52 hours in audio playback.

Nokia Asha 201 is the single-SIM version of the Asha 200, a model that also aims for the young generation. The phone has a powerful speaker and FM radio, the other specifications being similar with those on Asha 200.

The price for both, Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201 is the same, around EUR 60 and will be available in stores by the end of this year.

Nokia Asha 303 comes with a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz processor and combo keyboard. The phone has a 5-megapixel camera.

Nokia Asha 300 comes with features similar with the 303 model, but in addition has dual SIM. WhatsApp messgener and Angry Birds are connected to this phone.

Asha 300 and Asha 303 will hit the market by the end of the year and will have prices of EUR 85 and EUR 115, respectively.

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