Nokia as of late announced the launch of its first two smartphones to be in response to Microsoft’s home windows phone platform, marking a milestone in the collaboration between the 2 corporations with a view to see Nokia shift far from its Symbian operating machine and the transitional MeeGo platform. The shift comes as Nokia tries to re-ignite interest in its telephones amid a rapid upward push within the reputation of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms.
Nokia’s Lumia 800 (left) and Lumia 710 (right) smartphones
The excessive-end Lumia 800, on hand in black, cyan and magenta, includes a three.7-inch 800×480 AMOLED reveal and a 1.four GHz Snapdragon processor, along with sixteen GB of storage and an 8-megapixel camera. The Lumia 710 deals the identical three.7-inch display and 1.4 GHz processor discovered within the Lumia 800, but incorporates handiest 8 GB of storage and a 5-megapixel digital camera. The instrument is on hand in black and white, with changeable again covers to be had in an assortment of colors. both handsets run the most recent home windows cellphone 7.5 Mango running system.
The Lumia 800 will in the beginning launch in plenty of European nations subsequent month, with availability set to make bigger to a few extra Asian countries and Russia via the top of the 12 months. The Lumia 710 will debut alongside the Lumia 800 in that device’s Asian launch nations and Russia later this yr, with both handsets set to extend to extra markets starting early next yr.
Nokia’s plans for the united states stay unclear, as the corporate’s press release notes only that it will be bringing a “portfolio of merchandise” to the U.S. early subsequent yr. the company is thus far handiest selling the Lumia 710 on its U.S. web site.
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