First Look: Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia announced their plans to switch to Windows Phone 7 in February this year. And in just 8 months time, we get to see the first Nokia Windows Phone 7. I must say that the guys are Nokia are pretty fast.

The Nokia Lumia 800 has a 3.7 inch WVGA (800×480) AMOLED ClearBlack display. The screen is 0.2 inch smaller than the Nokia N9. This is most likely because some of the space are taken up by the Windows button. The phone weighs just 142g. It has a 1.4Ghz Single Core processor which is slightly faster than the N9. 16GB internal memory, 512mb program memory. Wifi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB port. And like the Nokia N9, the Lumia 800 uses a micro SIM card instead of the usual SIM card. And the battery is non-user removable.

The Nokia Lumia 800 has a 8 megapixel autofocus Carl Zeiss camera capable of 720p HD video recording. Strangely, the Lumia 800 doesn’t have a front facing camera unlike the N9. Skype fans and camwhore lovers might want to take note of this.

Like the Nokia N9, the Lumia 800 feels very sturdy. The body is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and flows seamlessly into beautiful curved glass. Screen is made from scratch–resistant gorilla glass.

The Nokia Lumia 800 also doesn’t come with NFC. This is a bit strange as Nokia is one of the strongest supporter for NFC.

Nokia differente itself from the rest of the Windows Phone 7 makers by including some value added applications. For example Nokia Music where you can buy songs (14 million tracks in catalog). Nokia Drive offers turn by turn voice navigation on a beautiful 3D map.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is available in Black, Cyan and Magenta. We don’t have the pricing yet. But Nokia said that it will be launched in Singapore by end of 2011. OK Nokia, you got less than 1 1/2 months.

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