We’ve heard enough rumors, seen enough leaks, and now it’s official – Nokia’s ‘Sea Ray’ handset is finally a reality. Officially called the Nokia Lumia 800, the handset shares the same form-factor as the Nokia N9, while adding Windows Phone under the hood.
Design:The Lumia 800 will be very familiar to those of you who saw the Nokia N9. The body curves round at the sides to give it a squashed oblong shape, when viewed from the top. The screen is curved too, taking up the whole of the device. The shape is very similar to the shape of Apple's fifth-generation iPod nano, so if you like the look of that little chap you'll probably have a soft spot for the 800.
It's machined from a single piece of polycarbonate which makes it feel particularly sturdy and will hopefully put up with a rough life much better than cheaper phones bolted together from numerous bits of plastic.
Performance:Under the hood of the Lumia 800 you'll find a single-core 1.4GHz processor backed up with 512MB of RAM, which is a pretty decent set of specs. It's not packing a dual-core chip like the big boys of the smart phone world, the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the new Apple iPhone 4S, but the single-core chip is a fast one, so you can expect good performance nevertheless.
Nokia Music offers Nokia customers something like a Pandora experience, with special “mixes” of tunes you can listen to based around a certain genre of music. There’s no login or subscription to listen to jams while you’re out and about, and music can be made available offline,for listening to places where you might not get a cell or Wi-Fi signal like planes. Your favorite mixes can be pinned to the home screen on the handset for easy access.
Nokia has partnered with ESPN for Nokia Sports Hub. The Hub can give you quick up-to-date information on your favorite teams or favorite players.
Navigation: The Nokia 800 includes Nokia Drive for free, making it the only Windows Phone with free turn-by-turn directions. You can download maps at home, but the maps will connect and download additional map information if you drive out of your planned route.
Nokia Lumia 800 SpecsProduct type : Smart phone
Connectivity : Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G
Operating system : Windows Phone
Application store : Yes
Touch screen : Yes
Keyboard : None
GPS : Yes
Form factor : Candy-bar
Available colours : Black, Blue, Pink
Screen size : 3.7 in.
Camera : 8 megapixels
Size (WxHxD) : 61x116x12 mm
- 3.7″ AMOLED screen
- 1.4GHz processor
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (f/2.2)
- Micro USB
- 16GB Built-in Storage
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