We’re currently reviewing the Nokia Lumia 800 and while we’re at it and the phone is meeting up with its new owners in certain regions and countries of Europe, What Mobile Awards 2011 at London’s Whisky Mist grants it the
Mobile of the Year Editor’s Choice award.
With its unique design borrowed from the Nokia N9, the Lumia 800 runs Windows Phone 7.5; Stephen Elop called it “the first real Windows Phone” and now it’s Mobile of the Year with What Mobile Awards 2011. “The decision was reached after thousands of readers voted for their favorite new phones, apps and networks during October on the magazine’s website”.
If you live in one of the launch countries (UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands) you will probably be already able to pick one up. Reaction to the phone is, according to Stephen Elop who spoke at a conference organized by financial services firm Morgan Stanley, “remarkably positive”. “We need to introduce the experience to consumers to get them to try it because we know once they try it they will like it”.
Update: As Mayur Manani points out in the comments, the Lumia 800 won the Editor’s Choice award and not the Phone of the Year. The original source has been updated to reflect this information as so have we.