Nokia Announces Lumia 800, its First Windows Phone
Earlier today, Nokia held its annual Nokia World event in London, and announced its first Windows Phone device. Dubbed the Lumia 800, this is the "first real Windows Phone" that will really show us what the platform can do. The Lumia 800 bears a striking similarity to the recently released N9, which runs on the ill-fated MeeGo OS, but the internals set it apart. It features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and 25GB of SkyDrive storage. The Lumia 800 has a curved ClearBlack AMOLED screen running at 800x480, and has an eight megapixel camera on the rear with a Carl Zeiss lens. Nokia has included Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, and ESPN Sports Hub with the OS, which will be Windows Phone Mango. The phone will come in a few colors, but won't launch in the US until sometime next year.
The Nokia Lumia 800 will launch first in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and the UK in November. Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India will get it before the end of the year, while other markets, like North America, will get the phone starting next year. It will be priced at €420 (around $585) when it launches.