The Nokia World Event started just this morning and we already overwhelmed with unexpected news despite of the many leaks in the past few days. Nokia opened the WP7 show with the already known Nokia Lumia 800 – Nokia’s first WP7 phone. Shortly after the presentation of the Lumia 800, they also announced the Nokia 710.
The Nokia Lumia 800 runs on a Snapdragon chipset which is powered by a single-score 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU and uses 512MB of RAM. The Lumia 800 runs the latest WP 7.5 Mango update and offers 16GB of storage and if that’s not enough for you, then Microsoft can also offer you free 25GB cloud storage.
The Lumia 800 features a 3.7” ClearBack AMOLED display which is smaller than the one of the N9, but that’s due to the specific Windows Phone buttons at the phone’s bottom (these buttons are absent on the N9). The Lumia 800 will also operate with a micro-SIM Card, similar to the N9.
The Lumia 800 features an 8MP f/2.2 camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and auto-focus. The Lumia 800 comes in three colors – black, magenta and blue.
It looks like Nokia did a good job changing the WP platform. The live tiles on the start screen provide you with more information than you can imagine and the Lumia 800 features the Nokia Drive which is the first voice-guided navigation that runs on a WP device.
The next phone we saw on Nokia World was the Nokia Lumia 710, so lets see what it has to offer.
The processor and the amount of RAM are the same as the one of the Lumia 800 – 1.4Ghz single-core and 512MB. It uses a 3.7” WVGA display with ClearBlack technology, but it is TFT, not AMOLED like the Lumia 800.
The Lumia 710’s camera is a bit worse than the one of the Lumia 800. It is geared with a 5MP camera with single LED flash and auto-focus. The WP7 smartphone doesn’t surprise us with new connectivity possibilities – the usual Bluetooth 2.1, 3.5mm headphone jack, A-GPS and Wi-Fi 801.2 b/g/n and a micro-USB. As for visual appeal, the Lumia 710 comes with changeable back covers which allow you to match the color of the phone, with the WP tiles you use.
It’s expected that both Lumias will go on the market in November, however the Lumia 800 can already be pre-ordered. The Lumia 800 will first be stored in France, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Germany and Italy thanks to 31 carriers and retailers. India, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan and India will see this phone later during this year while the rest of the markets will receive the phone in early 2012.
The Lumia 710 will cost around €270 while the Lumia 800 will cost you approximately €420. Although the only difference between the two phones is the camera, display technology and storage space, the Lumia 800 is €150 more expensive than the 710.
We still haven’t heard anything about Nokia’s flagship – the Nokia 900.