Nokia Lumia 800 & 710, Windows Phones Announcedby Anand Lal Shimpi on October 26, 2011 12:26 AM EST
Just seven months after announcing its intention to move to Windows Phone, Nokia unveiled its first WP based devices: the Lumia 800 and 710.
Both feature the same Qualcomm applications processor: a single-core Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 running at 1.4GHz with 512MB of memory on-package. The 800 has a more expensive chassis and Carl Zeiss optics, while the 710 is cost reduced in those aspects.
The 800 features a 3.7-inch AMOLED (RGBG PenTile) display, 16GB of integrated NAND (no microSD slot) and a 5.365Wh battery. The 800's camera has an 8MP sensor with a Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens. The camera sensor and lens stack are borrowed from the N9, one of the ways Nokia was able to bring the 800 to market in such a short time after the Microsoft announcement.
I played with the 800 a bit at Nokia World and the feel is easily leaps and bounds beyond any WP devices available today. The 800 will be available in three colors (black, magenta and cyan) while the 710 comes in black and white.
The 710 keeps the screen size the same (3.7-inches) but moves to a standard TFT-LCD. The 710 has the same amount of DRAM as the 800 but it cuts NAND in half to 8GB.
Unlike the 800 however the 710 features a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to a 16GB card (24GB total). Battery capacity drops to 4.81Wh. Both models use micro-SIMs.
|Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Lineup|
|Lumia 800||Lumia 710|
|SoC||Qualcomm S2 MSM8255 1.4GHz||Qualcomm S2 MSM8255 1.4GHz|
|Display||3.7-inch AMOLED PenTile RGBG||3.7-inch TFT-LCD|
8MP LED flash rear facing camera
Carl Zeiss lens
|5MP LED flash rear facing camera|
|Memory||512MB, 16GB NAND||512MB, 8GB NAND|
|Dimensions||116.5 x 61.2 x 12.11 mm, 142g||119.0 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm, 126g|
WCDMA, EDGE Class B, GPRS Class B
WCDMA, EDGE Class B, GPRS Class B
|Connectivity||802.11n b/g/n (2.4 GHz), BT 2.1+EDR, USB 2.0||802.11n b/g/n (2.4 GHz), BT 2.1+EDR, USB 2.0|
Nokia announced its unique software bundle available on all Lumia Windows Phones including Nokia Maps and Nokia Music. The former is Nokia's own voice guided, turn by turn navigation app. Nokia Maps allows you to download and preinstall maps ahead of time to avoid streaming map data if you're roaming in another country. Map data can be downloaded on the fly however if necessary.
Nokia Music is a streaming music service that doesn't require a subscription or even so much as a login. You'll be able to stream live mixes as well as save them for offline listening, although Nokia didn't share much about what specific labels/artists would be available via the service. The service will be available in 38 countries - plans for North America will have to wait until NA phones are announced.
Both Nokia apps will come preloaded on all Nokia Windows Phone devices.
The Lumia 800 will be available in six countries in November (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands). Before the end of the year Nokia will add Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan to the list. The Lumia 800 will be available for around 420 Euros.
The 710, priced at 270 Euros, will be available in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan by the end of the year.
Nokia will bring a US-specific lineup to market in early 2012 on multiple carriers. The Lumia family will hit mainland China in the first half of 2012. Nokia also mentioned it has plans to release LTE/CDMA Lumia products but it didn't commit to any timeframe. Based on Qualcomm's roadmaps I'd expect to see LTE devices toward the middle/second half of next year.
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Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkWhere's Finland? Shouldn't it be motherland first?
Mr Alpha - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkI was just about to ask the same question.
oldsoccer - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkNot anymore after it got taken over by Microsoft, which is sad enough to see.
Kepe - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkYeah thats's weird. It was odd looking at the workers in the factory IN FINLAND packing the phones and at the same time hearing the they won't even be released here in Finland until some time next year! WTF Nokia, you are (supposed to be) a Finnish company, why don't you even give us, the Finns, your phones first?
If you look at Samsung for example, they have some phones that are specifically for the domestic market ONLY. Compared to that, Nokia looks like it is trying to forget its roots and get rid of the last supporters of it in its home market.
Also, why ditch MeeGo? The N9 is an amazing phone, and it's selling very well considering that the OS was announced dead even before the phone was released. Relying only on one OS at times like these is amazingly risky business. Especially relying on WP7, that has failed to attract any meaningful market share in its first year of existence.
I'm a Finn and I am not buying Nokia until they have something better to offer me. Oh and also, release your stuff in Finland at least at the same time as you release to the other first markets.
a5cent - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkNokia is not a Finnish company. Just like AMD is not an American company or Nestle is not a Swiss company. Nothing crosses national boarders as easily and quickly as money and corporate interests. For Nokia, Finland is a market like any other.
No multinational company harbors anything resembling patriotism... unless they are looking for a bailout.
daleksnare - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkBut Microsoft is in the US, and we aren't getting it either.
Exodite - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkI doubt it, WP7 isn't really gaining any traction in the nordic countries. Even less so than the rest of the world really.
In fact there was a new Nokia ad at my local bus stop today... for the N9. :)
(Northern Sweden here, should be similar demography to Finland I wager.)
Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkAt least here in Finland, Nokia and the upcoming WP7 phones have got a lot traction. N9 is sold out everywhere and the news haven't talked about anything else but Nokia for the last few days.
Not that it really matters though, we only have 5.5 million people in here. It's just surprising that there was no mention of Scandinavia at all, yet Elop thanked the Finnish people at the end (according to a Finnish news site).
Exodite - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - linkSweden isn't much larger, at 9.5 million.
I see what you mean though, the markets are small enough that they wouldn't require massive amounts of devices and the nordic countries are generally quick to adopt technology so there'd be a lot of goodwill generated by assuring availability back home - so to speak.
Frankly if I had the money to spare I'd get an N9 just to play around with, love Nokia devices in general but I confess I'm not terribly impressed with WP7.
To keep it mildly on topic I'd have to say that if I /were/ getting a WP7 device it'd definitely be the Lumia 800. A black one, I'm kinda traditional like that. :)
Booster - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link"N9 is sold out everywhere"
Are you serious? ;)
AFAIK this phone wasn't meant to sell and Elop did everything he could to achieve that.