The new Nokia Lumia 800 arrives

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The new Nokia Lumia 800 arrives


The Nokia Lumia 800 is the word’s “first real windows phone” and Nokia is going big with this one as it tries to gain a bigger slice of the Smartphone market.

Following in Apple’s recent iPhone 4S launch, Nokia have decided not to make any extreme design changes meaning the Nokia Lumia 800 is a Window Phone Mango handset in a Nokia N9 shell.

How does it intend to make an impact?

It’s big sells are the same things that have always attracted people to Nokia smartphones – there’s an HD-shooting (720p @30fps) 8MP Carl Zeiss Tessar lensed camera, Ovi Maps (enriched and relabelled Nokia Drive) and a curved glass screen (3.7in WVGA AMOLED ClearBlack, spec fans) that moulds into the unibody.

As well as extending the battery life which Nokia claims 13 hours of talk time (which is very impressive for a smartphone).

But those benefits now come riding a modern smartphone OS, Windows Phone Mango, on its 1.4GHz (single core, for shame) processor.

Nokia are also offering a cheaper vision, the Nokia Lumia 710, with a 5MP snapper and customisable back covers. And seven hours of talk time.

The Lumia 800 will be released on November 16th for a SIM-free price of £500.