Nokia Reveals Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phone Devices, Canadians To Wait Till 2012 for Either Phone
Nokia announced two of their many upcoming Windows Phone devices earler today at Nokia World. On the left is the Nokia Lumia 800, also known as the “first real Windows Phone”, while on the right is the Nokia Lumia 710.
At first glance some may confuse the 800 for an N9 which is relatively correct. The 800 shares the same beautiful polycarbonate body as the N9 with the addition of the Back, Windows, and Search keys found at the bottom of the display. The 800 is powered by a 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU with 512MB of RAM, and the latest revision of Windows Phone, Mango. The 800 features a 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss rear facing camera, and sports a 16GB of internal storage space. Current pricing in the UK is roughly $588 CAD which is reasonable for Nokia flagship Windows Phone.
The Lumia 710 is the second Windows Phone that Nokia will release. The 710 is similarly spec’d to the 800 except for a couple differences. The 710 is also powered by a 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU with 512MB of RAM, and the latest revision of Windows Phone, Mango. That’s where the rsemblence stops however, the 3.7-inch ClearBlack display on the 710 is TFT instead of AMOLED. In addition, the 710 is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The body on the 710 looks to be a durable plastic which will be available in two different colours, “stealthy black” and “crispy white”. Current pricing for the 710 looks to be around $375 CAD (converted from UK pricing).
Nokia Canada has yet to announce any firm release date for these models, but early 2012 is a very likely estimate which will enough time to save up for either device.