The Lumia lineup
Windows phones have been a little slow to catch up within the current smartphone scenario, but Nokia just might be able to turn it’s luck around with the new Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710 handsets. With dominant smartphone market players such as Apple and it’s juggernaut iPhone4S and numerous Android powerhouses such as HTC, Sony Ericsson and the likes offering the best of hardware specs and a plethora of applications, the windows phone platform needed a strategic partnership to get the boost it needed to gain more market exposure.
And Microsoft found common ground with the Ailing Nokia, being continuously pushed back due to lack of a stellar line up of smartphones. Hence the officially announced lineup of Nokia Lumia Might just be the Lucky charm that both the companies need.
The smartphone is being offered in two models. The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710. Codenamed as “Searay” Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop has been indicating towards it for quite some time. Now that it is officially announced he terms it as the “first real Windows Phone” a tall claim, a claim certainly time would decide, however the specs seem to endorse the claim.
The Nokia Lumia 800
With Apple’s iPhone 4S fresh out of the oven and still being the object of drool of many, any substandard offering by Nokia would not be received generously and betting the hopes on such a product would be downright ludicrous. However the Nokia Lumia 800 doesn’t shy away, at-least in the hardware specs department, Boasting a a curved glass 3.7-inch WVGA ClearBlack AMOLED display, The visuals are crisp and bright. A powerful single-core 1.4GHz processor beats at its heart, and a generous 512MB of RAM has been made available. The camera is impressive with an 8 megapixel sensor with custom carl zeiss optics.
The Nokia Lumia 710
With the Lumia 710, Nokia is aiming at the mid budget market, but the commendable thing is that it houses the same processor and screen that is in the Nokia Lumia 710. A little on the bulky side than its elder brother, it, still pretty compact. Comes with a 5 megapixel camera and 8 Gb of internal storage, with the capability to expand as it can read SD cards upto 16GB. With the same Windows phone OS in it as well, i think it’s gonna be a pretty good one considering that the specs are really really good for a mid ranged phone.
There’s even More?
Last but not the least, Nokia will be bundling exclusive apps with the handsets such as the Nokia drive, the navigation system and Nokia music, a free music streaming app. Expect to see this in multi colour options and more exclusive apps and accessories.But that’s not all, if rumors are to believed this is just the beginning of the Lumia lineup from Nokia as it is heard that an even more powerful Nokia Lumia 900 just might end up in consumer’s hands. So keep checking in as this story develops.[Via: Techcrunch ]