Nokia today announced the first two smartphones based on Windows Phone 7.5 – Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.
The new smartphones are the result of the strategic partnership that Nokia and Microsoft had announced back in February 2011, where Nokia decided to ditch its Symbian platform and instead adopt Windows Phone as its “primary smartphone strategy”.
According to Nokia, Lumia 800 features:
head-turning design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black) and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9.
It also features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music.
Lumia 710 offers the same features as Lumia 800, but comes in a different form factor and only 8GB storage. Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 will be powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system.
Lumia 800 Lumia 710
The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 800 will be approximately 420 EUR (approximately $580) and 270 EUR (approximately $375).
The new Nokia Lumia 800 is now available in select countries for pre-order on www.nokia.com and is scheduled to roll-out across France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK in November, with 31 leading operators and retailers. It is scheduled to be available in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year, and in further markets in early 2012.
Checkout the video tour of Lumia 800 below and let us know if you think these Windows Phone 7 based Nokia smartphones will give Apple’s iPhone a run for its money.