Hot on the heels of the CDMA Nokia Lumia 800 headed to China in March — alongside other Windows Phones — comes a report according to which Microsoft’s upcoming platform refresh, codenamed Tango, will be launching in China during the next month.
After an MWC unveiling, Windows Phones from Nokia, HTC, LG and ZTE will be available with Tango — an update which could basically run on any current WP7 hardware — which is said to have some of its services removed. Twitter and Facebook will be replaced with market-specific applications for social networking [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800 was rumored to get to the States as part of a bundle which contains the phone, a Nokia Play 360 wireless speaker, Purity HD headphones, and a Bluetooth headset. According to recent reports, the bundle will be available starting February 26 but you can grab it now if you ask the right person.
$899 is what you’ll pay to get the unlocked phone with support for AT&T bands; in the package there’s also a Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster, Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset and Nokia Play 360 speaker. There are two colors to choose from: black and [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800, together with the Lumia 710, will land in Australia starting March. At the end of last month we’ve heard that the Lumia 800 will be available from carriers like Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone as well as through all major retailers in the country. According to Chris Carr, Nokia Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, the Lumia 710 will go for $379 outright, and the Lumia 800 for $699. The carriers for the Lumia 710 are Optus and Virgin Mobile.
As far as the white Nokia Lumia 800 is concerned, the manufacturer told the world it will be available in [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800 was GSM only until now — not that we didn’t know about CDMA plans. The picture above, and the ones below, seem to feature the new CDMA Nokia Lumia 800 which will be landing in China pretty soon.
It looks like the Lumia 800 will be available in China via China Telecom starting March. It will come in black, white and cyan color flavors and will feature a CDMA radio which will allow for operation on the carrier’s network. The Nokia Lumia 710 is also expected in the same timeframe and the Lumia 900 — most probably that device Nokia showed [...]
Black, cyan, and magenta were the colors the Nokia Lumia 800 was initially available in. More recently, the white version of the phone has been announced and chances are Nokia is not stopping here. Just before Christmas we’ve seen hints of more colors to arrive (though it turned out that the device in those slides was the Lumia 900).
The video below, featuring the cool Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset, also hints towards new Lumia 800 colors. Red and Green seem to be two additional colors added, at least in the video demo. Strangely, the white version which is already official [...]
While the LTE-capable Lumia 900 may have been the big news to come out of the CES for Nokia fans in the US, we also learned a bit more about plans to introduce the 800 to the country, as well. That much came courtesy of Microsoft, which revealed its intent to begin carrying the Lumia 800 in its retail stores. Details of that plan have now been leaked, claiming that sales of the 800 will start on February 14, but the phone might end up being just a little more expensive than you thought.
When we first heard of Microsoft’s intent, it was clear that the company would only be [...]
There was no shortage of rumors regarding a possible future white version of the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone. First, a ROM was discovered for a Lumia which was referenced as white and later on retailers confirmed, sort of, the arrival of the pale-colored phone.
If you look at the image above, posted on Nokia’s Facebook page, you’ll see that the lady holding the phones is wearing different colored fingernails to match different colored Lumia 800s. The last shot is missing the phone but the nails indicate an upcoming white Lumia 800. A future white version will be [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800 was available in the U.K. from the very early days as the British market got access to the phone among first — alongside Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Contrary to analyst predictions, the Lumia 800 enjoyed a great feedback from the market which quickly devoured the initial stock.
According to the video below, belonging to Nokia U.K., the Magenta Nokia Lumia 800 is introduced. It will join the black and cyan versions bringing the same 1.4Ghz processor, 512MB of RAM, 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED WVGA display, eight-megapixel camera with [...]
Just yesterday we heard that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be landing in Australia on Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone — as well as through all major retailers in the country — in March. We’re now hearing good news about a New Zealand availability.
According to a recent Nokia New Zealand tweet, both the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in March. The Lumia 710 will be exclusive to Telecom New Zealand while its bigger brother, the Lumia 800 will be part of both Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone’s line-up.
If you, by any chance, are [...]
Announced on October 26, the Nokia Lumia 800 is enjoying great popularity on the markets where it is already present and the manufacturer is slowly working its way in other regions too. People in Australia can prepare to greet Nokia’s first Windows Phone at the end of the first quarter, in March.
It will be available both from carriers like Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone as well as through all major retailers in the country. The color palette will be complete and future owners will be able to choose from black, blue (Cyan) and pink (Magenta).
“Interest locally [...]
The Lumia 800 had some problems related to the battery where some users experienced short mileage. The company rolled out an update which makes the phone use up its entire battery power of 1,500mAh, delivering on call and standby times.
According to a recent Nokia statement, the company “can confirm that we have successfully tested that those improvements are working”. With regards to other issues users were complaining about, in the camera and audio department, the statement promises an upcoming firmware update to address those too: “we’ve noted your [...]
We’ve been keeping our eye on the progress Windows Phone has been making towards a launch in China. With language support in place, we’ve been waiting for news of the operating system’s official Chinese debut. Nokia has helped provide our most recent estimate of when just such an event may occur, announcing its intent to bring its Windows Phone hardware to the Chinese market sometime in the first half of the year. We still don’t have a better guess at the date, but advertisements show Chinese retailers already accepting pre-orders for Windows Phone handsets, [...]
Nokia made its Q4 2011 financial numbers public and the company is reporting a solid fourth and closing 2011 quarter performance. Q4 net sales are around $13.6 billion (EUR 10.0 billion) and 2011 2011 net sales reported are roughly $50.96 billion (EUR 38.7 billion).
There were 19.6 million smartphones that Nokia managed to sell in the last quarter compared to 28.6 million the year before. However, Nokia shifted its principal strategy to adopt Windows Phone back in February of last year.
Out of the 19.6 million smartphones sold in Q4 2011, Nokia sold “well over 1 [...]
The white Nokia Lumia 800 was recently indicated by firmwares for the phone existing for Swiss and Portuguese versions. After the white Nokia N9 was launched, it is possible that we’ll see a white Lumia 800, especially that now a retailer seems to confirm it.
According to the retailer, a glossy white Nokia Lumia 800 should be hitting the shelves by the end of February. However, on a contrary note, Swisscom carrier reportedly gave a negative answer on the white Lumia 800. Since the white Nokia N9 has a piano (glossy) finish instead of the matte one used on the other models [...]
Until we hear official wording from Nokia (or Microsoft) we’re left with what the analysts are predicting or estimating with regards to how many Lumia Windows Phones the Finnish company managed to sell.
Instead of being forced to believe the perspective of a single analyst we can have a better idea; there were several estimates ranging from 800,000 units to 2 million but Bloomberg made an average of 22 analyst predictions to come up with 1,3 million units sold worldwide to operators and retailers by the end of 2011.
Many have written off the Espoo-based company (or [...]
The Nokia Lumia 800, as you probably know by now, is available in black, cyan and magenta, the colors the Nokia N9 was initially available in. There were some rumors about possible future colors but, due to the picture quality, it wasn’t certain whether we’re looking at the Lumia 800, the Lumia 900 or another phone.
According to reports, Nokia’s software for browsing firmware releases features two new firmwares for a certain white version of the phone (mock-up at the top). One of those can be seen in the screenshot below, dedicated to a version listed for [...]
Stephen Elop was talking (not only) about Nokia’s Windows Phones in an interview in Las Vegas with the occasion of CES, an interview from which we already heard that the CEO doesn’t want fragmentation to be a problem for Windows Phone, as it if for a certain “other” ecosystem.
About the Nokia Lumia line, Stephen Elop said that there will be more models coming, something the company has been saying for quite some time. “710, 800, 900, and there is going to be more” are the words Elop used saying that he kind of likes “the fact that it was [...]
Ask any Google executive about Android fragmentation and you will hear the same answer: there is none, it has no impact or it could really be regarded as a positive thing, as Eric Schmidt referred to differentiation.
Ask any of the competing executives and you’ll hear nothing but the fact that Android is indeed fragmented. “We think Android is very very fragmented and becoming more fragmented by the day” is a quote you might remember back from the days of the late Steve Jobs.
“We don’t want fragmentation being introduced into Windows Phone [...]
The Lumia 800 is one great-looking phone, sure, but some owners of the Windows Phone handset have been a little underwhelmed by the device’s battery performance. Nokia caught-on to their complaints, and decided to do something about it by releasing a series of updates that would address the power consumption issues. The first such update went out last month, and the second was announced for January. Later, a carrier leak suggested that we might see that second update arrive today, on January 18. Sure enough, users are now reporting that this latest update is already making its [...]
Back in April 2011 CNN announced its Android client for those rocking a Google-powered smartphone that want to always be connected to the news. Nine months later, CNN announces its Windows Phone application, taking heavy advantage of the Metro design guidelines.
The Windows Phone CNN app “will provide the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe”. Besides the panoramic structure, the application will fully support Windows Phone Mango, users being able to pin sections of the software to Home Screen. Real-time news updates will be shown on the [...]
Selected resellers, like for instance Clove over in the U.K., participate at Nokia’s latest marketing push entitled “Love Me Keep Me”. It is basically a promotion between January 3 and February 29 where you can return your Lumia 800 device and get your money back.
Here’s the deal: purchase a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone from resellers that are part of the program, register the handset within 10 days of receipt and, if after 30 days you are not happy with your purchase, you can return it. Of course the phone, once you return it, has to be in a great [...]
Yesterday’s official reveal of the Lumia 900 on AT&T LTE may have stolen a bit of thunder from the Lumia 800, but there are no doubt still plenty of users left who would love the chance to get their hands on the Windows Phone device. While we’ve already heard about T-Mobile getting the 710, and we know where the 900 will make its debut, we’ve yet to see a US carrier embrace the 800. If you’re tired of waiting for one to add the 800 to its stable, Microsoft may have you covered, as it’s announced plans to start selling unlocked Lumia 800 handsets [...]
After the Nokia event in Las Vegas where Stephen Elop proudly announced the first Nokia LTE Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, the first ever Windows Phones from the manufacturer will be coming to Canada as part of the Espoo-based company’s plans to re-enter the North American market.
Current and future subscribers of Rogers Canada will be able to choose the Nokia Lumia 710 (in February for $49 on contract) — which in also on T-Mobile in the U.S. (on January 11 for $49.99 on a two-year contract) — while those on TELUS Canada will have the opportunity to grab the [...]