The Lumia 800, Nokia's high-end Windows Phone for the international market, includes a 1.4GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor, an 8-megapixel camera that utilizes Carl Zeiss optics, and a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display.??Ã??Ã
Windows Phone Mango
Nokia's Windows Phone devices come loaded with "Mango," the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone software.
Unlike other smartphones, which generally offer grid-like screens of individual apps, Windows Phone consolidates applications and Web content into a series of subject-specific apps (such as "People"). It also offers mobile versions of Microsoft properties such as Office and Bing.
Nokia is offering some Windows Phone apps of its own, including Nokia Drive, a navigational app.
Both the Lumia 800 and 900 boast a polycarbonate unibody design that seeks to seamlessly integrate screen and backing.
The Lumia 900 features a 4.3-inch AMOLED display (with 800-by-400 resolution) and 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) support, along with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The Lumia 900 will debut in the United States on AT&T sometime in the coming months, according to Nokia.
In utilizing a plus-size screen for its premium device in the U.S. market, Nokia joins a handful of other smartphone companies that have embraced such a feature as a competitive advantage. HTC's upcoming Titan II, also on AT&T, also runs Windows Phone on a 4.7-inch screen.
Nokia is also targeting the U.S. midmarket with the Lumia 710, which features a 3.7-inch screen (also 800-by-400 resolution) and a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor. It will appear on T-Mobile Jan. 11 for $49 with a two-year contract.
Unlike those companies that offer their smartphones (and sometimes even the accessories) in only black—or else a small number of muted colors—Nokia is betting that its customers will enjoy colorful phones and bright cases.??Ã??Ã