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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Nokia today announced the launch of its first two smartphones to be based on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, marking a milestone in the collaboration between the two companies that will see Nokia shift away from its Symbian operating system and the transitional MeeGo platform. The shift comes as Nokia tries to rekindle interest in its phones amid a rapid rise in the popularity of Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.


Nokia's Lumia 800 (left) and Lumia 710 (right) smartphones
The high-end Lumia 800, available in black, cyan and magenta, features a 3.7-inch 800x480 AMOLED screen and a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, along with 16 GB of storage and an 8-megapixel camera. The Lumia 710 offers the same 3.7-inch screen and 1.4 GHz processor found in the Lumia 800, but contains only 8 GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera. The device is available in black and white, with changeable back covers available in an assortment of colors. Both handsets run the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system.

The Lumia 800 will initially launch in a number of European countries next month, with availability set to expand to several more Asian countries and Russia by the end of the year. The Lumia 710 will debut alongside the Lumia 800 in that device's Asian launch countries and Russia later this year, with both handsets set to expand to additional markets beginning early next year.

Nokia's plans for the United States remain unclear, as the company's press release notes only that it will be bringing a "portfolio of products" to the U.S. early next year. The company is so far only promoting the Lumia 710 on its U.S. site.

Article Link: Nokia Unveils First 'Lumia' Phones Based on Windows Phone 7.5


macrumors newbie
Nov 20, 2008
I find this more original than the actual Android... at least they "try" to innovate.


macrumors 68020
Mar 4, 2005
The Lumia 800 is very tight hardware, based on the N9. It's just a shame that the gorgeous screen will have no real games to run on it. I checked out the Windows App store (or whatever it's called) and it was a barren wasteland aside from the few great hit games I already have on my iPod touch.

One would think MS could get their crap together when it comes to games.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 26, 2011
I thought I'd like the advertised turquoise color but OMG it looks like plastic crap in real life ! :eek:



macrumors 68020
Aug 14, 2010
Look at the 710...
And you wonder why we all like Apple's design ideas. These guys nothing over Johnny Ive. The 710 looks ugly as.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 2, 2010
800 looks nice...can you guys tell if that blue is anodized aluminim?? The 800 does not look like plastic...if it is metal and glass screen (capacaitive), they might have a chance againt iPhone.....(at least for people who care more about quality of materials vs. operating system)


macrumors regular
May 19, 2008
Apple Land
I strongly dislike Nokia (being polite here), but that is a sexy looking design. In a world where Apple doesn't exist, i would choose this over Android.


macrumors 6502
Aug 18, 2010
Anglesey, UK
Really like how they look. Still got over a year left on my current contract; be interesting to see if Nokia can turn themselves around by then, and how the whole Windows Phone thing pans out for them.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 28, 2009
Living Stateside
It looks like a fantastic design, but I will stick to my iPhone.

Edit: Just saw another picture from a different angle. That blue 800 model looks horrid.
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Mar 11, 2003
Now that I've finished reading "Windows Phone 7.5 Rumors", I'm gonna head over to MacRumors to check that out...

wait....what? This IS MacRumors?......


macrumors 65816
Sep 5, 2009
I remember the days when I swore I would always buy candy-bar Nokia phones. They were the best. Simple, elegant and had just the right amount of features needed.

What happened to that company? This phone looks horrible!

The software looks nice and different, tho I haven't used it.

Will do good

macrumors 6502a
Mar 24, 2010
Look Samsung

Look Samsung, you don't have to copy the iPhone. There are options.

Try to be an original. Good boy :D


macrumors 6502a
Jul 31, 2007
The 800 look great.

However, they really won't never learn from Apple. I mean, a product name should indicate something to the consumer, make sense for him. "Lumia 800" or "Lumia 710", are such bad names! Numbers that mean nothing are not a good way to inform the consumer about which product do what.
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