Nokia Announces the Lumia 800!

Nokia has announced the new Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 device at their Nokia World event. The new phone has a very similar look to the Nokia N9, and was previously known as the Searay and the Nokia 800. Obviously excited and proud of the new phone, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop didn’t beat about the bush, calling the Lumia 800 ‘the first real Windows Phone’.

Here’s the rundown of the Nokia Lumia 800′s feature list as we currently know it:

  • A 3.7-inch curved, ClearBlack display.
  • 1.4GHz processor.
  • 16GB of internal memory.
  • Available in cyan, magenta and black colours.
  • A Carl Zeiss lensed camera with an f2.2 aperture,but the megapixel count has yet to be announced.

The 800′s chassis is made from injection molded polycarbonate, promising excellent antenna performance, and the screen looked particularly bright when it was demonstrated onstage. Windows Phone 7 looks very similar to other devices, but it will come with a variety of new applications.

These include Nokia Drive, which will come for free and offer full, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, and maps can be downloaded separately so as not to incur data charges while out and about. Nokia Music and Mix Radio is also included and gives listeners pre-made mixes made with complete tracks, all for free and with no sign-up or subscription. Mixes can also be downloaded for offline use and pinned to the start screen.

The exciting Nokia Lumia 800 will go on sale in November in the UK and has been given a retail price tag of 420 euros, or £380, before any taxes. The Nokia event has only just started, so watch out for other announcements over the coming hours.

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