Nokia is relying on its Lumia series of phones to keep up with the competition from business rivals such as Apple, RIM and Samsung. The Lumia 800 has Windows 7 mobile operating system. It was unveiled in Oct, 2011 and it has received lukewarm response so far. This is the first mobile phone by Nokia that runs on the Windows operating system.
The design is pretty much similar to Nokia N9. The only major difference is the addition of a camera dedicated button on the right side of the device. The camera has Carl Zeiss lens and Led flash in case you want to click photos in darker environments. The chipset in Lumia 800 comes from Qualcomm. The device is slightly curved at the edges which is a welcome change from the rectangular phone.
The screen measures 3.7 inches diagonally. The screen is made from Gorilla Glass and there are 3 soft keys under the glass. The unibody shell is made from polycarbonate plastic. This model was outsourced by Nokia to Compal Electronics. However the rest of the Lumia series models are made in the Nokia factory. The successor to Lumia 800 will be Lumia 820 and this will have Windows 8 operating system, dual core processor, wireless charging option and front facing camera.
There are 4 useful applications included by Nokia in the Lumia 800. First of these is Nokia Drive that provides you turn by turn driving directions. There is also Nokia maps that can give you detailed information about each and every street of places. You can download songs from various categories through Nokia Music. App Highlights shows you the apps to download based on your exact requirements. You will also find the popular cloud based office suite by Microsoft called Office 365. Here the user can read and edit Microsoft Office documents. The created files can be stored in the cloud via SkyDrive.
Apps can be viewed and downloaded from the Window PhoneMarketplace. There are some new and very useful applications for Nokia phones such as Nokia transport that provides detailed information about the public transport in your area. Then there is a photo editing application called Creative Studio. Other applications include radio streaming application called TuneIn radio and a news reader providing news from channels such as CNN.
You can also make use of the diagnostic tool by pressing ##634# on the keypad. You can run several tests in the diagnostic tool. Some of the tests include camera, battery status, life timer, headset detection, speaker, touch, proximity and power source. The only flaw is that the Nokia Lumia is not upgradable to Windows 8 when the operating system hits the market.
The phone is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor. It also has 512MB of RAM. The screen measures 6.7 inches and the phone has a 8.0 MP camera with 3x digital zoom, dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens. Video recording can be done at 720p resolution. Apart from the camera button on the right side there are the power and volume rocker buttons.
The phone offers 9 hours of talktime in 3G and 13 hours in 2G networks. It has a decent 16GB of internal memory. You can connect to the internet via EDGE, GPRS, WiFi or 3G. The web browser used is Internet Explorer 9. There is also Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Twitter and Facebook applications are already installed in the phone.
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