Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 announced: Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and advertising videos

Nokia has finally unveiled the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phones. There’s no surprise though as the Lumia 800 is nothing more than a modified Nokia N9 with the basic
Windows Phone chassis internals (MSM8255 clocked at 1.4Ghz) a smaller 3.7″ ClearBlack AMOLED WVGA screen and the same camera sensor. There’s essentially zero hardware differentiation besides the polycarbonate chassis and the camera (no Front Facing camera, no DLNA application shown..). The Nokia Lumia 710 is the lower-end model with what seems like the same 3.7″ ClearBlack TFT LCD display but an MSM8255 clocked at 1.4gGhz.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is coming to France, Germany, Italy, UK, Netherlands and Spain in November. Hon Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Singapore and India etc before the end of the year (same for the Nokia 710). Nothing for the US folks. Sorry…. The Lumia 800 will retail for €420 and the Lumia 710 for €270 without contract and before taxes.

Nokia has also demoed the Nokia Drive which is the company’s free turn-by-turn navigation application that will come pre-loaded on the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710:

Nokia Drive: Changing voice

Not liking what you’re hearing? You can easily change the navigation voice if you want to or download a brand new one. Just open settings and choose something that pleases your ear.

Nokia Drive: 2D and 3D

Nokia Drive benefits from both 2D and 3D map views. So if you’re looking for extra definition to your route and some clear landmarks, you can quickly change your perspective in settings.

Nokia Drive: Day and Night

There’s no need to be blinded by your navigation system when driving at night. Nokia Drive lets you tone down the screen, while still giving you a clear view of your route.

Nokia Maps: Getting Nokia Maps

Nokia Maps is almost good to go on your phone from the start.

Open the Maps tile, go to Marketplace and download. It’s free. And once it’s installed you’re all set to start using it with a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.

You can even share the app with your friends from the Marketplace too.

Nokia is also going to offer a free music streaming application dubbed Nokia Music:

There’s also going to be an Nokia exclusive ESPN application that looks like a modified version of the free ESPN Windows Phone 7 application that is already available .Meh…

Disappointed ?

Check out the videos below:

the Official product pages can be found here and here

  • Anonymous

    Nope, not dissapointed. I think these Nokia Windows Phone hardware and free services should cater to most of the needs and wants of most Windows Phone prospects. A nice result for 2011. When earlier this year any availability in 2011 was uncertain.
    Like Microsoft with Windows Phone 7.0 last year, this is probably all we could expect from a first Nokia Windows Phone release. It takes time to deliver the quality and user experience Windows Phone is known for. Expect more and ‘better’ hardware at MWC 2012.

  • Ian Cavalcanti

    I was thinking in the Titan, but i really fall in love with the Lumia 800

  • Anonymous

    The only disappointing thing is the lack of a front facing camera; a curious omission since the N9 has one. This is very clearly Nokia’s “mid range” phone, and the 710 is their lower range offering. It looks like they’re waiting until their US launch to unveil a true high-end phone, as Elop mentioned that they’ll be coming to the US with CDMA and LTE in early 2012. 

    Since I’m in the US it looks like I’ll have to go with either an iPhone 4S or a Focus S for the time being. My upgrade was due in September and my iPhone 3GS is reaaallly slow these days. Switching to WP7 is an easy decision for me, as I use a bunch of Microsoft services, but I need a great phone ASAP. I’ll wait until the Focus S reviews drop before I make my decision.