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Nokia this morning formally announced the Lumia 800, the first Windows Phone device from the manufacturer.  Featuring a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with Nokia's Clear Black Technology, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities, Nokia Drive for navigation, and Nokia Music.

Lumia 800 will cost approximately €420 prior to carrier subsidies, and will launch in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and The Netherlands in November.  Russia, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore will pick up the phone in December, with other markets receiving it in 2012.  When pressed about US availability, Nokia said that devices would be available beginning in 2012, though they declined to mention specific models. 

Nokia's certainly committed to Windows Phone, and more specifically, to the US market, but it was a bit disappointing to hear that North America would be without Windows Phone devices through the holiday season.  What say you - are you disappointed, or are you hopeful for 2012?


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