Nokia announces the Lumia 800 - the "first real Windows Phone"

Nokia announces the Lumia 800 - the "first real Windows Phone"

Nokia has announced the new Lumia 800 at its Nokia World event in London today. Featuring the same body as the Nokia N9 but with slight changes, and is the first phone that will be running the Windows Phone 7. In fact, it has gone so far and called it the “first REAL Windows Phone” for Microsoft.

As mentioned, it features the same unibody polycarbonate design that comes in three colours – cyan, magenta and black. It will feature a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with curved bending and a 1.4GHz single-core processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. It will also feature 16GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss optic lens and LED flash.

The phone has been confirmed to be running on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and will get some of the new features that will be present on all Windows Phones. However, Nokia has added several additions, including the new Nokia Drive, which is free for all Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices, that will feature turn by turn directions for more than 100 countries and all maps are stored internally, so you’ll only get data for directions not map images.

In addition, it features the new Nokia Music and Mix Radio, which will feature its 14-million track catalogue and 100 mix radio channels with audio preloaded on the go. It will be available in 20 countries, while Mix Radio only in 12 countries. Also announced is a new app called “Sports Hub” in partnership with ESPN to provide a hub for all sporting related.

The phone will be released in six countries: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Phones are shipping today and will be priced at 420 EUR. The phone will hit a few more countries including Thailand and Singapore before the end of the year.

Australian availability has been confirmed to be next year by Nokia Australia, but when it will be released is up in the air. The phone could be released in January or February because of their close proximity of timing with Singapore.

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