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:

  • by | March 28, 2012 4:26 AM

    It is March 28, and, as Stephen Elop himself hinted (promised), Nokia made its Windows Phone debut in China. The first CDMA Nokia Windows Phone on the market is the 800C, introduced with China Telecom. It will become available in April in the two best-selling flavors: black and cyan. If you are looking for something else (cheaper), make sure to wait until the second quarter of the year (which is just around the corner) when a CDMA version of the Lumia 610 will also land on China Telecom's line-up. Future owners of the Lumia 800C on China Telecom will have access to "popular Chinese media ...

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  • by | March 26, 2012 3:48 AM

    We already know that the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 Nokia Windows Phones don't (just yet) support Internet Sharing despite the fact that the Lumia 610 and the Lumia 900 have the feature enabled out-of-the-box. Microsoft and Nokia "are working diligently on that" and, according to recent reports from Italy, the WiFi tethering feature -- introduced with Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" -- should be rolled out to the Lumia 800 starting the end of the month. The report is based on someone's claims who allegedly attended a meeting between carrier H3G and Nokia in Milan, Italy. If the above turns out to ...

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  • by | March 25, 2012 9:59 AM

    After recently updating its Nokia Drive and Maps applications for Windows Phone, the Finnish company isn't stopping here as the Nokia Music application also received a version bump to number two. The good folks at WPCentral reached out to Nokia and found out that the new version of Nokia Music only includes UI and audio improvements. However, every incremental version number counts and speaks of dedication. As it unfortunately turns out though, the application refresh is not available in the U.S. (which could be good news for international readers who were always complaining about U.S. ...

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  • by | March 25, 2012 9:18 AM

    When Nokia and Microsoft agreed to collaborate last year in February it was not sure which company was the other one's safety belt; truth is Nokia needed to regain a huge chunk of the market lost and Microsoft needed a strong hardware partner to build the buzz for Windows Phone. After launching the first Windows Phones -- the Lumia 800 together with the Lumia 710 -- five months ago, Nokia is confident. "Our strategy is working. When we formed an alliance last year with Microsoft our intention was to regain lost share. After one year, it is still working. We are the number one Windows phone ...

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  • by | March 25, 2012 3:36 AM

    Watch this week's Windows Phone view as we wrap-up all that's good and bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we begin by talking about all the rumors that surround the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. We later cover all the recent commitments that Nokia has made for the current Nokia Windows Phones in the market. We continue with our week's coverage of the Nokia concept redesign for Windows Phone and Project Detroit. We later discuss the recent leaks of Windows Phone Tango's multitasking capabilities and end the good section by talking about ...

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  • by | March 23, 2012 4:42 AM

    Back in the day when we reviewed the LG Optimus 7, one of the Windows Phone 7 launch devices, we took a closer look at the "Play To" DLNA application which since has been renamed by the manufacturer to SmartShare. However, Nokia is now releasing a Beta of a similar app, called "Play To", for Lumia Windows Phones. The principle is the very same: you can display pictures and videos on DLNA-capable devices over WiFi, if you are on the same network. These can be TV sets, BlueRay players, or a computer running Windows 7 for instance. Future releases will most definitely include Music streaming ...

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  • by | March 18, 2012 4:22 AM

    If you have a Windows Phone made by Nokia, any of the Lumia devices, really, you will be able to use the Creative Studio which is now available as a free download if you have an Espoo-designed phone. It's basically a simple photo editing application which could help you get more out of a boring (or dull) image. The best feature is probably the live preview where you can see real-time results, in the camera application, of the effects you apply. That aside, there's also a panorama mode if you're interested and not willing to wait until the Lumia 800 gets this as a native feature. The ...

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  • by | March 17, 2012 1:44 AM

    When Nokia's first Windows Phone handsets arrived, we were understandably excited to get our hands on them and see if the actual user experience would live up to our hopes. The Lumia 800 largely satisfied those expectations, though we still identified quite a few areas where Nokia could have done things differently. One of those areas where we hoped the company could do better was with camera features. While HTC threw-in some special effect modes, including a panorama setting, Nokia was missing such luxuries. Now it looks like Nokia's finally coming around to spruce things up, and has ...

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  • by | March 16, 2012 4:51 PM

    Early this morning, we found out that Nokia had revealed a new feature for its Lumia 610 when publishing the phone's specs online, confirming support for sharing the handset's cellular data connection with other devices via a wireless hotspot. At the time, we wondered if this news meant that the extant Lumia models would see similar support via update one day in the future. Sure enough, that now looks to be the case, with Nokia mentioning that tethering will be making it to all of the Lumia-series Windows Phone handsets. The subject came up in a Q&A posted on the company's Nokia Connects ...

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  • by | March 13, 2012 6:43 AM

    Windows Phone fans in China can already pre-order the HTC Triumph -- the HTC Titan, really -- and it looks like Nokia doesn't want to let HTC get away with it, at least if Stephen Elop can do something about it. According to the CEO, March 28 is the date to circle in your calendar if you are waiting for Nokia Windows Phones in China. There were no other details but given the recent rumors as well as documentation found on the Chinese Regulatory Authorities websites, the Lumia 800 as well as the Lumia 710 (in their GSM and CDMA variants) are possible candidates. As far as carriers are ...

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  • by | March 10, 2012 8:35 AM

    After it initially was just a tease, Nokia has announced the white version of the Lumia 800 Windows Phone to join the cyan, magenta and black flavors on February 6. If you live in the U.K., you are now able to grab a white Lumia 800 only if you purchase it from Phones4U, as they currently have an exclusive on the phone. You can get the phone for free if you chose to go with any contract which starts from £20.50 per month or above. As far as specs go, it's the same as the rest of the colors: 1.4GHz processor, 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, eight-megapixel camera ...

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  • by | March 9, 2012 8:01 AM

    Details regarding the new 12070 update for Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phones emerged yesterday, complete with changelog as well as roll-out regions. At the time it appeared that only India and Singapore users could grab it (with others to follow soon) and now our friends over in the U.K. can get their updating cables ready. Only the Lumia 800 page features the firmware refresh but we're quite positive that the U.K. Lumia 710 will follow shortly. As far as details are concerned, we're looking at the same 1600.2487.8107.12070 refresh which almost triples the battery life (enhanced ...

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  • by | March 8, 2012 4:52 AM

    As we've previously mentioned, the Nokia Lumia 800 is getting a software update in certain regions. From the official Nokia forums we find out that the update refers to devices in India and Singapore and contains the 1600.2487.8107.12070 refresh. It brings essential improvements: enhanced battery standby and talk time performance, battery capacity icon instead of question mark on top right of screen, improved bass in audio performance, soft-key illumination at all brightness levels, fixes for device performance issues including self-reboots, freezes and call-ending. As far as the Lumia 710 ...

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  • by | March 6, 2012 2:48 AM

    "Smart group shot", "Panorama", "Action", and "Self Timer" modes regarding camera improvements are not the only ones that should be part of the upcoming firmware update for the Nokia Lumia 800. Users have been experiencing poor battery life and the 12070 firmware version aims to fix those issues too. If you live in Singapore and you have a Nokia Lumia 800 you will be able to upgrade your phone to the latest 12070 firmware using your Zune software. According to reports the new software increases battery life dramatically and, in addition to the camera modes above, it also tweaks the white ...

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  • by | March 1, 2012 10:43 PM

    Nokia's Lumia 800 is a fantastic phone, but it's been plagued by a few small issue that detract from its awesomeness ever since it debuted. We've heard plenty of talk about Nokia's work to fix the phone's battery issues, having it properly report and maintain its charge. After coming out with an update to address the issue, Nokia pronounced it resolved, and turned its attention to audio and camera issues. Now there's a new firmware that's been uncovered for the 800, which suggests that not only are those camera changes about to arrive, but that there's been additional work on the phone's ...

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