Enterprise Mobility: Nokia's Lumia 900, 800, 710 Unveiled at CES

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2012-01-11
 
 
 

Lumia 800

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.??í??í

Lumia 800

Windows Phone Mango

Nokia's Windows Phone devices come loaded with "Mango," the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone software.

Windows Phone Mango

Hubs

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.

Hubs

Proprietary Apps

Nokia is offering some Windows Phone apps of its own, including Nokia Drive, a navigational app.

Proprietary Apps

Unibody

Both the Lumia 800 and 900 boast a polycarbonate unibody design that seeks to seamlessly integrate screen and backing.

Unibody

Lumia 900

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.

Lumia 900

Release

The Lumia 900 will debut in the United States on AT&T sometime in the coming months, according to Nokia.

Release

Big Screens

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.

Big Screens

Lumia 710

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.

Lumia 710

Colors

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.??í??í

Colors

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