Posts tagged with: Lumia 800

[Full Lumia 800 Review] Previously known as the Sea Ray, one of Nokia's first Windows Phone handsets the Lumia 800 was announced at Nokia World 2011. The Lumia 800 smartphone comes running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) with a few new Nokia made apps installed such as Nokia Drive, their free turn-by-turn navigation app. Inside is a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T processor with 512 MB of ROM and RAM. The Lumia 800 sports a 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with a 480x800 (WVGA) resolution. On back of the smartphone is an eight-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash. Read on for the latest Nokia Lumia 800 news, reviews and videos:

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    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most advanced camera phone ever to see the light of day. It's a stunning upgrade to the Lumia 920 and a fitting sequel to the 808 PureView, one whose potential has been met with fairly universal praise from the Pocketnow team, and from most others in the blogosphere. When it launches on Friday, I'll be in line at the AT&T store to claim my very own unit, just as I was for its predecessor. But, as you may recall from the video documenting my launch day Lumia 920 purchase, I was put off back then by a few oversights on AT&T's part - and also by some lapses ...

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    Oh no! Just how many variations on the same design can the market take? I guess the fair answer to that is different from person to person and there's always the good old saying according to which you shouldn't fix something that is not broken (or, in this case, that still sells). Apple's iPhones look fairly the same; of course there are differences from one major iteration to the other (3, 4, 5) but the design principle is alike. Before Samsung launched its Galaxy S 4 I was praying for a new design because the current pebble-like aspect has been used and abused like a good old... Galaxy S ...

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    The Windows Phone 7.8 update for Nokia's first-gen Lumia phones is still on track for an early 2013 roll-our, according to the manufacturer. The refresh should bring a couple of features present on Windows Phone 8, like the improved Home screen, to legacy Windows Phone 7 devices. "With Windows Phone 7.8 beginning to ship pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, we will naturally be deploying the software to our factories for product rollout", said the Finnish phone maker. While no more details were made public, Nokia confirmed that, as far as existing devices are concerned, the actual ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through our initial coverage of the much-anticipated Samsung ATIV S. Then we go through more Samsung news, only that this time with some unexpected, and not-so-stellar Galaxy Grand announcement. Then we talk about the HTC M7 leaks along with the bad news that the HTC Butterfly won't reach Europe. Google makes the news afterwards as their Play Store fills our Christmas hopes with lots of deals until January 1st 2013. We end today's show talking about Nokia's plans to bring Windows Phone 7.8 to previous Lumia devices, and the news aren't good. All this ...

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    Early this morning we brought you word that Nokia appeared to be getting the ball rolling with Windows Phone 7.8 updates – fantastic news for all those WP7 fans who aren't yet ready to upgrade to a whole new handset just to use Windows Phone 8. Problem is, it now looks like that news was jumping the gun a little, and a Nokia spokesperson has clarified just what was going on with that update. While it's true that the WP7.8 update had started going out, it turns out that this was a targeted release to bring the update to certain pre-production handsets. That may give Nokia some time to ...

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    Windows Phone 7.8 ROMs have recently popped up on Navifirm for the Nokia Lumia 510, 800 and 900, making the official roll-out just a matter of days. According to recent reports, out of the three phones mentioned above, the Lumia 800 is the first one to officially receive the Windows Phone 7.8 update. According to reports from Europe the firmware is delivered via the Zune software, as a "Nokia update". Once acknowledged the system will install four updates. At the end of the process you will be greeted with the new Home Screen and all the goodies which are included in the Windows Phone 7.8 ...

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    Windows Phone 7.8 is a certainty; it will land early 2013, according to Microsoft, for those who have certain legacy Windows Phone 7 devices, to bridge the gap between version-seven-phones and version-eight-devices. A recent Nokia survey shed some light on what both Microsoft and the manufacturer will include but we're now seeing some ROMs on Navifirm. Windows Phone 7.8 (with builds 8858.12560) has popped up on online and it looks like the targeted phones are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 510 (which was the first phone caught on camera running 7.8). According to reports the new version of the ...

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    Several months back, I wrote a piece explaining why it's the rate plans, not device prices, that customers should focus on when buying subsidized smartphones in the U.S. That's because, while shelling out a mountain of dollars for a smartphone at a retail store feels a lot more costly than paying $80 a month for a wireless bill, the reality is that the monthly bill will cost you much more over the course of a two-year contract. I'm not sure people, as a whole, have gotten the point yet. That's probably because reality's hard to accept, companies obscure the true cost of their services, ...

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    Depending on whom you talk to, Windows Phone 7.8 could still be quite a way's off, arriving some time after Windows Phone 8 hits the scene. That might explain some of Microsoft's recent behavior, like asking for user input on features at a time when most of us would have thought that the code was locked and the release version should already be in-testing. We're still not sure just what the current status of WP7.8 is, but if this new leak is to be believed, there's already a version up-and-running on Nokia's Lumia 800. We've already seen WP7.8 on a 900, but this may be our first look at it ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google's anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it's Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia's Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia customers. We end today's show by ...

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    Nokia's Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 are now official, giving Windows Phone users their first chance to check out some of the company's PureView imaging technology, but what if you're rocking one of Nokia's previous Windows Phone 7 Lumia models? The manufacturer wants you to know that it hasn't forgotten about you, posting a message to its blog today to explain some of the software updates on the way for owners of the Lumia 610, 710, 800, and 900. While it doesn't refer to it by name, Nokia alludes to the release of Windows Phone 7.8 by mention of a WP8-style start screen coming to all four ...

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    One of the trials between Apple and Samsung is coming to an end and, before the jury deliberates, the two companies gave their closing arguments, final statements. Apple is accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone's design and even showed the court slides with Samsung devices before and after the iPhone hit the market. Part of Apple's final statement was this sentence: "not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone". At that point Apple showed a Nokia-made Lumia and a Sony (Ericsson)-made Xperia Arc, emphasizing on these two examples that, according to their beliefs, managed to become ...

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    We've talked about it briefly on our Pocketnow Weekly Podcast -- and we occasionally touch on it whenever Nokia's and Microsoft's share of the market comes in discussion -- but now it appears that the speculations can end. The Finnish company made its financial records for the second quarter of the year public, and with the numbers, we find out details about Lumia sales. It appears that Nokia sold four million Lumia devices in the second quarter -- compared with one million reported for the last quarter of 2011 and two million in the first quarter of this year -- managing to double its ...

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    Some Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices are already getting the Windows Phone 8773 update -- dubbed Tango, which is running out-of-the-box on the Lumia 610 -- but it sure looks like the Finnish phone maker will not stop right here. A new update popped up on NaviFirm and it looks to be Windows Phone 8779. The update's regions are listed as being countries like Thailand, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, and Tunisia so it could only bring features which would improve the user experience in these markets. With many features already included in the Tango refresh -- like internet sharing, flip phone ...

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    A Windows Phone update should land shortly for Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices as promised earlier by the manufacturer. The targeted release date for these updates should be today as it is scheduled to go out "globally from June 27th in a phased update through Zune". You can check on the update to see the status by following the link below. It gives you detailed information pe region (and we checked, for the moment all the statuses are "waiting for approval" but this should change soon). As a reminder, the refresh should bring three important things to your Lumia 71- and Lumia 800: ...

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    A few days back, we learned about a leaked T-Mobile screenshot that seemed to foretell the arrival of a software update for Nokia's Lumia 710, set to start going out yesterday. The release would bring the phone up to Tango, along with finally granting it a WiFi hotspot mode. Now that the date has passed, we haven't heard any confirmation from users actually getting the update, and now Nokia itself has posted a message that an update for the 710 and 800 will instead start going out to Lumia owners worldwide as of June 27. According to Nokia's country-specific update status pages, updates ...

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    Nokia has updated its Maps application bundled with Lumia Windows Phones to version 2.o.21.304. The new version of the application is more social and it allows you, for instance, to add a photo to a place description and leave a relevant review directly from your Nokia Lumia. You can also sync your favorite places with maps.nokia.com, which makes them available online or on other platforms in case you have an account (Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo). You can also pin stuff to the home screen so if you have a Nokia-made Windows Phone we advise you to update your Maps client. Source: Nokia

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    Sorry folks, it's not available in the U.S.! With that one now out of the way we will remind you that Nokia Reading is the Finnish manufacturer's digital reading app and library for Windows Phone with e-book reading feature as well as RSS reader functionality which even allows you to pin publications to the home screen. Russia, U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain were rumored to be among the first regions to get the application and it is now available in the Marketplace's Nokia Collection section on Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610 Windows Phones. If you have one of the aforementioned ...

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    Nokia appears to be truly committed to Windows Phones and while the hardware capabilities are standardized over OEMs, the Finnish manufacturer is further differentiating itself from the others with the help of dedicated applications, like the Creative Studio from the end of March. Furthermore, a "Camera Extension" will be launched for the Lumia line-up which will integrate with the Camera application of Windows Phone, but with added features. These features will bring no less than four camera modes: Smart Group Shot, Action Shot (burst mode with about eight shots), Panoramic (stitching ...

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    When Nokia released its 12070 update for the Lumia 800, it was attempting to fix a few outstanding bugs in its Windows Phone smartphone. The update addressed power management issues, fixed some phone lock-ups, and was supposed to improve audio performance. It seems that in tackling that last one, though, Nokia ended up introducing some brand new glitches, and users noticed erratic volume behavior. Not content to let those bugs stand unchecked, there's now a new Lumia 800 update starting to go out, bringing the phone up to firmware 12072. The primary component of 12072 is code that fixes ...

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    Owners of the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800c (which is the Chinese version) will definitely get the Internet Sharing option -- that is tethering -- in the next update which seems to be Tango, aka Windows Phone 7.5 refresh. According to reports, NaviFirm is now listing localized versions of the update for the aforementioned devices, meaning that the roll-out should start soon. In addition to the platform refresh and Internet Sharing there are also add-on apps like Sportstracker, News and Creative Studio. So far Belgium, the Netherlands and Vietnam seem to have the 8773.12120 build ready ...

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    If you have a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone then you're not a stranger to the company's own "Where's My Update?" page where you can find detailed info about past and present updates by region, country and operator. Looks like the page is also hinting future updates as Lumia 800 devices on Vodafone are listed with "Software under creation" status. This means that there will be a refresh coming up which can either be rolled out later to all devices (in which case it could be the WiFi tethering update) or only limited to Vodafone and fixing some bugs with the firmware. Keep an eye out on ...

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    After a crucial decision to turn to Windows Phone as principal smartphone strategy, Nokia's Windows Phones have been on sale in Europe since the end of last year. "No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," a European carrier's executive in charge of mobile devices said. This is a huge problem Nokia is facing and European carriers believe Nokia has failed to challenge the dominating competitors, Google and Apple. "If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell", said the executive. Aside from Windows Phone being ...

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    A select few Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 units were shipped with unlocked Qualcomm bootloaders instead of the locked Nokia versions, according to reports. When a device with such an unlocked bootloader was connected to a Linux computer a Qualcomm storage device popped up, basically allowing full reads and writes to the NAND. "That means you can actually write data to the device, allowing custom ROMs and more", like interop unlocked ones. Of course, there are risks of bricking your phone which would not be covered by warranty. However, if you are interested in the topic, check out the XDA ...

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