Nokia unveils the Lumia 800, Windows Phone version of the N9
At the Nokia World 2011, the Nokia Lumia 800 was officially announced. Dubbed as the “first real Windows phone”, the Lumia 800 looks just like the Meego-toting Nokia N9 if you didn’t know that the N9 has no dedicated camera button. Everything else looks very similar when the phone is turned off.
The Lumia 800 is the first Windows Mango phone that will be available from Nokia. Despite the huge curved glass display, the Lumia 800 only has a 3.7″ display with 800 x 480 resolution no thanks to the space allotted for the Windows touch buttons. It does however has the AMOLED display with Nokia’s ClearBlack Technology for vibrant colors and deeper contrast. Powering the Lumia 800 is a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor with a 16GB internal storage. It also has the same 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss optics-enhanced lens as that of the N9 with an aperture of f/2.2 suitable for low-light shots.
What’s missing? There’s no NFC, Flash support on browser, HDMI out, expansion slot and front camera for video calls. So what was the Skype acquisition all about??
This phone is simply beautiful to look at and to hold. The single piece of polycarbonate plastic makes it light yet durable and the curved glass gives it a nice industrial look. The Nokia Lumia 800 is slated to be out on before the year ends. It’s already available for pre-order in the US for $585 (about Php25k+).
If you’re pondering on the N9 but unsure about the MeeGo OS, the Lumia 800 is looking to be a very decent alternative.
Nokia Lumia 800 Specs:
- 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
- Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
- 3.7” WVGA (800×480) AMOLED ClearBlack display with curved Gorilla glass, no air gap, anti-glare polarizer
- 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
- 8Mpix (f2.2) auto-focus Carl Zeiss, wide-angle lens, 2x LED flash
- Video capturing MPEG-4 SP 720p @ 30fps
- HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
- Internet Explorer 9 Mobile
- Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, A-GPS, WLAN 802.11abgn, 3.5mm AV connector, micro USB connector, USB charging
- micro SIM
- Nokia Drive, Nokia Music
- Colors: black, magenta, cyan
- Weight: 142g
- Battery: 1450mAh