Nokia’a latest Windows Phone based smartphones — Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, have finally been announced for India and will be available in next ten days through Nokia Priority stores which has started accepting preorders for the devices.
“Users just have to pay a booking amount of Rs 1,000 to own Lumia 710, 800 after 10 days,” said a Nokia Priority store customer care executives to The Mobile Indian.
While other Nokia Priority Store executives said that the minimum booking amount could vary from Rs 500 to Rs 3000 at different stores.
On pricing of the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 phones, the executives said, “As of now we don’t have the final pricing but the device is expected to be around Rs 30,000.”
According to media reports, the Lumia handsets would be priced around Rs 19,000.
Lumia 800 features a 1.4 GHz application processor and 512 MB of RAM that will power Windows Phone Mango 7.5 operating system. The device uses the native Windows user interface with live tiles, and works smoothly.
Nokia Lumia 800 has an 8 megapixel snapper encrusted with Carl Zeiss optics with a dual LED flash capable of recording 720p HD videos. In terms of hardware, the smartphone is almost identical to the Samsung Omnia W but has internal storage capacity of up to 16 GB as compared to 8 GB on the Omnia W.
Nokia Lumia 710, on the other hand, is an entry level Windows Phone from Nokia. It has got exchangeable back covers and will come in black and white varieties, with the choice of black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers.
Its 3.7 inch screen offers an 800 x 480-pixel resolution with a ClearBlack TFT, which Nokia says, is good for readability in sunlight. At the rear, there’s a five-megapixel auto-focus camera with an LED flash. The camera can also shoot HD video at 30 frames-per-second.
Social networking has been taken care with full integration of Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, which also allows easy photo-sharing. Like all Windows Phone devices the default browser is the Internet Explorer 9.