Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nokia Debuts its First Windows Phones - No Mention of LTE

Nokia marked a significant step in its new direction with the introduction of its smartphones powered by Windows Phone.

Social networking is at the heart of the new Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia range.

"Eight months ago, we shared our new strategy and today we are demonstrating clear progress of this strategy in action. We're driving innovation throughout our entire portfolio, from new smartphone experiences to ever smarter mobile phones," said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. "From the Nokia Lumia 800 to the Nokia Asha 201, we are bringing compelling new products to the market faster than ever before. I'm incredibly proud of these new devices - and the people of Nokia who have made this happen."

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a bold design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black), one-touch social network access, Internet Explorer 9, a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 800 will be approximately 420 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies. No mention of LTE.

The o-nonsense Nokia Lumia 710 offers exchangeable back covers, instant social & image sharing, IE9, and the same 1.4 GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 710 will be approximately 270 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

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