Nokia officially intros white Lumia 800Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Many folks are waiting patiently for more details on the Lumia 900 from Nokia, specifically when it'll be launching and how much it'll cost when it does, but in the mean time the Finnish firm has taken the wraps off of a new white version of the Lumia 800. Like the black, cyan and magenta Lumia 800s before it, the white model features a polycarbonate body that's dyed all the way through, meaning the color won't scratched off. On the spec side of things, the glossy white 800 features the same specs as its three brothers, including a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display, 1.4GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera.
So when can you buy one? Nokia says that the snow white Lumia 800 will be released sometime later this month for an undisclosed price. The first batch of countries that'll see the device includes the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Finland, Poland and Switzerland, with more countries to follow later on. Here's to hoping those of us in the U.S. will eventually be given an opportunity to pick one up, at least in unlocked form. To keep you occupied until we hear more from Nokia, we've got a couple more shots of the white Lumia 800 below as well as the press release that made the thing official.
White Nokia Lumia 800 available this February
Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced today that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in white, beginning later this month.
With Windows ® Phone 7.5 software on board, the white Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music.
Lumia smartphones include signature Nokia experiences optimized for Windows Phone, including Nokia Drive, which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn-by-turn navigation and dedicated in-car-user-interface; and Nokia Music introducing MixRadio*, a free mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music. Windows Marketplace also gives Lumia users more than 55 000 apps to choose from.
"Since we began selling it late last year, the Nokia Lumia 800 has received rave reviews around the world," said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President of Product Marketing, Nokia. "Now in white, the Lumia 800 brings with it an even more premium look and feel with its gloss finish, but packed with power and performance underneath its sleek body."
More information about the Nokia Lumia 800 can be found at www.nokia.com/lumia800.
*Availability of Mix Radio varies market by market
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