15 November 2011

Nokia's Windows Phone Hits India

Nokia announced its first Windows Phone smartphones, Lumia 710, and Lumia 800. Both smartphones will be available in India in December this year and are likely to be priced Rs 19,000 and Rs 29,000 respectively.

There is no physical button, but the Back, Start and Search buttons on the front of the screen are set in the glass. Lumia 800 comes in three colours: black, cyan and magenta.

On the back, there's an eight-megapixel auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics. The camera also shoots HD video at 30 frames per second. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and a graphics co-processor. Besides the 16 GB of internal user memory, integrated cloud computing offers 25 GB of free SkyDrive storage for music and pictures. Lumia 800 is 3G enabled phone and has a talk time up to 13 hours, and standby time up to 335 hours. It measures 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1mm and weighs 142g.

Social networking has also been taken care of with every major network covered (Facebook Twitter and the likes), and social sharing or online storage can happen automatically or with two taps on the interface. And also offers integration through communications and contacts.

Nokia 710 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.

Like the Lumia 800 this one too gets Nokia drive for navigation and the latest version of Nokia Music featuring MixRadio which offers hundreds of locally-relevant music channels. It also has some same features as the Lumia 800.

It has quadband radio reception, 3G up to HSDPA, WiFi and Bluetooth. The phone measures 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm and weighs 125.5g.