New Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 Windows Phones: Release, Price, Specs

New Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 Windows Phones: Release, Price, Specs

We’ve just seen the big reveal of the Nokia Lumia 800 at Nokia World 2011 and it’s no secret that Nokia is expecting big things from its next flagship device. Along with the Lumia 800 the Lumia 710 has also been announced, a more affordable option but no slouch on specs. We’ll give you release news, pricing and specs for both of these upcoming smartphones.

First off then the Nokia Lumia 800, which is described as the “first real Windows phone” and appearance-wise is very similar to the Nokia N9. The Lumia 800 has a 1.4GHz processor, 3.7-inch ClearBack AMOLED touchscreen,16GB of internal storage along with 25GB of SkyDrive space free, HD video playback, camera with f2.2 aperture Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and of course it runs on the Windows Phone Mango OS. It will be available in three color options, cyan, magenta and black.

The price according to Amar Toor over on Engadget is €420, around $585 and release is scheduled for the beginning of November in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy &Spain. Pre-orders are already available. Other regions, including Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan will see a release before the end of the year and it will come to other regions next year.

Moving on to the Nokia Lumia 710, which also features a 1.4GHz processor and 3.7-inch ClearBlack touchscreen. Color options are black or white and it has replaceable back covers. This one will be priced at €370, around $515, according to Brad Molen of Engadget. Release is scheduled by the end of the year in Hong Kong, Russia, India, Singapore and Taiwan and more regions in the first half of 2012.

No doubt very shortly we’ll be seeing some of the first hands-on experiences with the Lumia 800 and it will certainly be interesting to see if the experts think it lives up to its flagship hopes. We’re interested to hear what you think of these two upcoming Nokia smartphones so let us have your comments.

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