Just seven months after announcing its intention to move to Windows Phone, Nokia unveiled its first WP based devices: the Lumia 800 and 710.

Both feature the same Qualcomm applications processor: a single-core Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 running at 1.4GHz with 512MB of memory on-package. The 800 has a more expensive chassis and Carl Zeiss optics, while the 710 is cost reduced in those aspects. 
 
The 800 features a 3.7-inch AMOLED (RGBG PenTile) display, 16GB of integrated NAND (no microSD slot) and a 5.365Wh battery. The 800's camera has an 8MP sensor with a Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens. The camera sensor and lens stack are borrowed from the N9, one of the ways Nokia was able to bring the 800 to market in such a short time after the Microsoft announcement.
 
I played with the 800 a bit at Nokia World and the feel is easily leaps and bounds beyond any WP devices available today. The 800 will be available in three colors (black, magenta and cyan) while the 710 comes in black and white. 
 
The 710 keeps the screen size the same (3.7-inches) but moves to a standard TFT-LCD. The 710 has the same amount of DRAM as the 800 but it cuts NAND in half to 8GB. Unlike the 800 however the 710 features a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to a 16GB card (24GB total). Battery capacity drops to 4.81Wh. Both models use micro-SIMs.
 
Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Lineup
  Lumia 800 Lumia 710
SoC Qualcomm S2 MSM8255 1.4GHz Qualcomm S2 MSM8255 1.4GHz
Display 3.7-inch AMOLED PenTile RGBG 3.7-inch TFT-LCD
Camera 8MP LED flash rear facing camera
Carl Zeiss lens
5MP LED flash rear facing camera
Memory 512MB, 16GB NAND 512MB, 8GB NAND
Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.11 mm, 142g 119.0 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm, 126g
Battery 5.365Wh 4.81Wh
Network Support

WCDMA, EDGE Class B, GPRS Class B
HSUPA 5.76Mbps
HSDPA 14.4Mbps

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900

WCDMA, EDGE Class B, GPRS Class B
HSUPA 5.76Mbps
HSDPA 14.4Mbps

WCDMA 900/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Connectivity 802.11n b/g/n (2.4 GHz), BT 2.1+EDR, USB 2.0 802.11n b/g/n (2.4 GHz), BT 2.1+EDR, USB 2.0
 
Nokia announced its unique software bundle available on all Lumia Windows Phones including Nokia Maps and Nokia Music. The former is Nokia's own voice guided, turn by turn navigation app. Nokia Maps allows you to download and preinstall maps ahead of time to avoid streaming map data if you're roaming in another country. Map data can be downloaded on the fly however if necessary.
 
Nokia Music is a streaming music service that doesn't require a subscription or even so much as a login. You'll be able to stream live mixes as well as save them for offline listening, although Nokia didn't share much about what specific labels/artists would be available via the service. The service will be available in 38 countries - plans for North America will have to wait until NA phones are announced.
 
Both Nokia apps will come preloaded on all Nokia Windows Phone devices. 
 
The Lumia 800 will be available in six countries in November (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands). Before the end of the year Nokia will add Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan to the list. The Lumia 800 will be available for around 420 Euros.
 
The 710, priced at 270 Euros, will be available in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan by the end of the year. 
 
Nokia will bring a US-specific lineup to market in early 2012 on multiple carriers. The Lumia family will hit mainland China in the first half of 2012. Nokia also mentioned it has plans to release LTE/CDMA Lumia products but it didn't commit to any timeframe. Based on Qualcomm's roadmaps I'd expect to see LTE devices toward the middle/second half of next year.
 
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  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    Apparently he (Elop) failed, which isn't a surprise to be honest ;-) Reply
  • webby7 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    Any chance of a review of the N9 turning up here? Reply
  • Penti - Thursday, October 27, 2011 - link

    The N9 does quite well here in Sweden too, it even has TV-ads from the networks, does earn a prominent spot in brochures from the electronic outlets, independent phone outlets and I'm pretty sure earns prominent spots in the stores as it's one of the first with a new UX from Nokia that you can actually see has changed in an impressive packed device. That said it's not outplacing Android, but it has earned some remarks by the press. Like "Nokias best device yet" or along those lines. Even that it won't have any follow ups are criticized because most like the device to some extent and receives say much better press then any WP7 device have had here.

    MeeGo has even received a official Spotify-client now despite that the system won't be around, something Windows Phone hasn't managed yet, probably because there is no support for native apps, thus complicating the development. So even looking at apps it's hard to dismiss MeeGo and praise Windows Phone. It's simply hard to find anyone supporting Windows Phone besides trolls praising how the UI and the system which has delayed all the ordinary applications feels, I can wonder how it matters that a system that doesn't even have proper SDKs for the developers feels quick and fresh. The pace is just so slow in a few vital parts. Office integration might be mentioned by press, but it's not that impressive and overall integration with MS environment is lacking still. It's a fairly good OS, but by no means superior. If you want integration pretty much every platform out there can serve you better. It's not an argument when you need other platforms if you need security policies, encryption and so on.
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  • ahadsarkar - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    Check out the Comparison Nokia Lumia 800 Vs Samsung Galaxy S II Vs iPhone 4s Vs Droid Razr
    http://ihackuall.blogspot.com/2011/10/nokia-lumia-...
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  • chris1317 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    They have a pleasing design. Its nice to see something a little less boring than usual. I like the strong bold colours. Decent enough specs too. Pity they wont be able to make an android version. Reply
  • zorxd - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    Not good specs at all. WP7 won't make a come back with phones like this. Reply
  • A5 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    These are the standard specs for WP7 right now. I'm guessing next year you'll see the standard platform updated to Qualcomm's Krait SoC (and a bump to qHD maybe). Reply
  • zorxd - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    You forgot the Snapgradon S3 platform (dual core Scorpion with Adreno 220). You think they will skip it? Reply
  • a5cent - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, S3 will be skipped. The next windows phone OS will run on S4 although it will not be qHD. I do not know what resolution to expect for chassis 3, but the display will have an aspect ratio of 1.666. Reply
  • A5 - Thursday, October 27, 2011 - link

    Agreed. If they were going to use S3, it would've happened with the Mango launch. Reply

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