The Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are ready to take on the Androids and the iPhones.
Nokia has announced its Lumia series of handsets based on Microsoft's Windows Phone (WP) platform. The first wave of WP offering from the company includes Lumia 800 and 710. The first one takes the crown as Nokia's flagship device, while latter chooses to entice the budget conscious buyers.
The Lumia 800 is powered by a 1.4 GHz CPU and has 512 MB of RAM. It sports a 3.7" ClearBlack AMOLED display encased in a curved Gorilla Glass, as earlier seen on N9. Onboard is an 8 MP auto-focus camera with dual LED flash. Other specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5 mm jack, and 1450 mAh battery. While it comes with 16 GB of built-in storage, a microSD slot is missing. However, as a compensation of sorts, you do get a 25 GB of free cloud storage, courtesy Microsoft.
The Lumia 710 shares the spec sheet with 800, expept for its TFT LCD screen and 5 MP camera. Interestingly, it features interchangeable back covers to match the colours of Live Tiles.
To make its WP offering distinct, the Finns have included Nokia Drive (sat nav app) and mix radio (somewhat like Nokia Internet Radio) on both the devices. The 800 is expected to cost around 420 euros (approx Rs 29,000) and the 710 will sell for about 270 euros (approx Rs 18,600). The devices are expected to go retail by the end of November in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK. Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan will probably have to wait till December.