Just a few hours ago, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop wrapped up his keynote
address at Nokia World 2012, where he unveiled Nokia’s first two Windows
Phones, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710. Having seen (and touched) them
both myself, I can tell you first hand that they’re amazing. And they were
definitely worth waiting for.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is a stunning piece of industrial
design that features a unique unibody polycarbonate chassis that’s available in
3 beautiful colors – black, magenta and cyan. Inside is a 1.4Ghz processor with
a dedicated GPU, 16GB of storage, and a class-leading Carl Zeiss camera, all capped off with a 3.7”
“ClearBlack” display that offers beautiful colors and razor sharp picture. It’s
available for pre-order starting today on Nokia.com in select markets for
approximately 420 Euros, and you’ll be able to buy locally from over 30 carriers
and retailers in 6 European markets this fall, with carriers and retailers in
Russia, India, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong offering it for sale before the
end of the year.
Here’s the official press shot:
And the photos I was able to take earlier today:
The Nokia Lumia 710 is a no-nonsense smartphone that’s
designed to perform. It has the same processor and storage as the Nokia Lumia
800, and will be available in white and black with a number of different colored
backs, including black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow. It’ll be available this
year in Russia, Taiwan, India, Hong Kong and Singapore, with more markets coming
in the first half of 2012. Retail price for the Nokia Lumia 710 is a very
reasonable 270 Euros.
As with the Nokia Lumia 800, I have the official press shot and my personal
These two new Lumia phones say loud and clear that Nokia is re-committing
itself to building the best smartphones on the planet – and that they’re doing
it with Windows Phone. That means that just like we built Windows Phone to put
people first, they’re building hardware to do the same. Here’s what I mean:
- Our innovation is complementary: To make a product truly
“wow-worthy”, you need to build software to work perfectly with hardware, and
hardware to work perfectly with software. That’s happening today with Nokia and
Windows Phones. Take photos, for example. We built Windows Phone to include a
“pocket to picture to post” feature that lets people capture photos and share
them through their social networks almost instantly. To complement that, Nokia
is building phones with high-end optics from Carl Zeiss so your photos are just
as good as those taken with a point-and-shoot. It’s a perfect blend of hardware
and software innovation working together to put you and the people you care
- Together, we’re bringing customers more of a good thing: Windows
Phone has excellent built-in navigation with Bing Maps and powerful
entertainment through Zune. Nokia’s making those even better by including Nokia
Drive’s voice-activated free, turn-by-turn navigation and Nokia Music’s massive
library of tracks and hundreds of channels from MixRadio. That’s more of a good
thing, and it means that you can customize your experience exactly how you’d
- A beautiful OS deserves a beautiful phone: My first mobile phone was
a Nokia, and from the moment I picked it up, I knew it was something special.
The new Nokia Lumia family feels the same way – well built, sleek, fast, and
flat out beautiful. And with Windows Phone onboard, they have an OS that matches
that exceptional industrial design every step of the way. You’ll know exactly
what I mean when you pick one up for the first time.
- We’re making the ecosystem broader, deeper and stronger: We’re
working together to build the Windows Phone ecosystem at every level –
empowering developers to build compelling apps that take advantage of new and
unique software and hardware features, partnering with component manufacturers
to build even more amazing hardware, working with carriers to get Windows Phones
into the hands of customers worldwide, and more. The short version of this
is…we’re just getting started!
Six months ago, the Nokia/Microsoft partnership was just ink on paper.
Today it’s two of the most impressive phones on the market and a roadmap for
many more. We’re really proud of Nokia for fully committing to our partnership
and for all of the hard work that their entire team is putting in to making the
best smartphones in the world.
I’ll be at Nokia World all of today and tomorrow, blogging about the great
stuff I find on the show floor, interviewing interesting people from both Nokia
and Microsoft, and sharing as much as I can find about what the future holds for
Nokia and Windows Phone. Keep an eye on the blog for new posts and follow me
on Twitter for more sharable stuff from Nokia World!
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Nokia’s First Two Windows Phones Are Here. And They’re Awesome.
Here you can find more images and see how cool the devices are :
Windows Phone Newsroom: Image Gallery
Full Specs of both devices :