Nokia’s First Windows Phone: A Brief Overview

With the release of the Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia introduces a fully-loaded mobile powerhouse equipped with a Windows 7 OS. Some of its features are:

• Hardware Fashioned out of polycarbonate, the Nokia Lumia 800 is not only sturdy, but has excellent reception. Weighing 142g, the phone feels substantial in one’s hand, but its 12.1mm body is nevertheless sleek and streamlined.

• Display The 3.7” touch-screen is protected by a curved display composed of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. It also shows touch-sensitive Windows Phone 7 buttons that will allow you to navigate through the phone with ease.

• Camera The Nokia Lumia carries an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, dual LED flash, and Carl Zeiss optics. Video capabilities are at VGA or 720p resolution only.

• Memory This smart-phone has 512 RAM and 16GB of NAND storage. With the inclusion of Microsoft Mango, the Nokia Lumia 800 now includes a host of applications that were previously not accessible to other Nokia users.

• Connectivity features are quad-band 3G, quad-band GSM, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, and support for HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps. It also carries an Explorer 9 browser, and allows users to access Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn directly.

• Battery The Nokia Lumia 800 has a 1450 lithium-ion battery, allowing up to 13 hours of talk-time.

• Accessories The Nokia Lumia features a 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker, microphone, flap-protected micro SIM slot, and a flap-protected USB port.

• Notable Features With its Windows Phone 7 OS, the Nokia Lumia 800 has an edge over its competitors like the iPhone and other Android phones on the market because of its special affinity with social networking sites.

Although access to the aforementioned sites are not exclusive to the Nokia Lumia, what sets it apart is the ease with which users can navigate through the different sites at will. Likewise, the Nokia Lumia is equipped with Nokia Drive, complete with 2D and 3D satellite mode, and even shows 3D landmarks. Another is the Nokia Music feature, which allows for free streaming. Overall, the Nokia Luma 800 can be considered a formidable offering from Nokia. A few tweaks here and there, particularly regarding its camera performance, and Nokia will have a definite hit on their hands.