Nokia Launches Its First Windows Phone Devices You May Never Own

Paul Lilly

Nokia's officially back in the smartphone game. The Finnish phone maker announced the launch of its Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 devices at Nokia World, the first Nokia smartphones powered by Windows Phone, and according to company CEO Stephon Elop, "Lumia is the first Windows Phones" period. Those are big words coming from Nokia, do these phones have the moxie to back them up?

The Lumia 800 features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBack curved display and is similar in style to the Nokia N9. It has a single-core 1.4GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor, 16GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, HD playback, and measures 116.5mm (H) x 61.xmm (W) x 12.1mm (D). It's available in cyan, magenta, and black.

On the lower end, Nokia describes the Lumia 710 as a "purposely built, no-nonsense" phone that can be personalized with exchangeable back covers and thousands of apps. It has the same 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, 1.4GHz processor, and 512MB of RAM, but a downgraded 5MP camera and 8GB of internal storage. This one measures 119mm (H) x 62.4mm (W) x 12.5mm (D).

Both phones enter the fray rocking Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and both may never set foot in the U.S. However, Elop did say Nokia "will be introducing a portfolio of products into the United States in early 2012."

Finally, Nokia also unveiled a slew of feature phones introduced as part of its new Asha family. These include the Asha 303, 300, 200, and 201. You can read more about all these devices here .

Image Credit: Nokia

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