Nokia has finally unveiled its windows based smart phones LUMIA 800 and LUMIA 710  which could be the start to a recovery for the cpmpany’s beleaguered smartphone product line.Nokia Lumia 800 is the result of a shotgun marriage between Nokia’s N9 (which was already being developed) and Micrsoft’s windows phone  7.5 Mango software. The fact that the Lumia 800 looks like the N9 might not mean much to many people. The N9, the,last handset before the Lumia, was a beauty that ran the new MeeGo operating system.Let’s have a look at its features…

Nokia Lumia 800

Lumia 800 is an astonishingly well designed handset. Built from a single piece of polycarbonate, it feels solid and well thought out. The large 3.7 inch, slightly convex screen dominates the handset. The display is crisp, easy to read and shows off Microsoft’s Windows Phone software brilliantly. In fact, the only criticism is a slightly irritating flap over the charging port..Along with the curved design, the screen is the highlight of the device. It is stunning and by far the best we’ve seen on a Windows Phone 7 smartphone to date, and is good enough to impress even your iPhone 4S owning friends. It is only really challenged by the display on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The left side of the device is a blank expanse, while the volume rocker, power / lock button and camera button are all on the right side — and they’re made of metal, not plastic. There’s a neatly drilled speaker grill on the bottom, which also houses the mic. On top we find the 3.5mm jack and next to it a flap for the MicroUSB port, which you push on one side to open.Beneath the screen are the three standard buttons; back, home, and search. While these aren’t part of the active screen, the glass does cover them. They come with haptic feedback buzzing as you press them, something that many we have shown really liked.

It has got a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm processor ,16GB of storage space for apps, music, video, and photos and isn’t expandable via Micro SD. Even so, that should be plenty unless you are a real music or movie hound. But if you are, then Nokia has you covered on the music front with a streaming music app called Nokia Music.Connectivity wise you get all the usual offerings; there’s Bluetooth for pairing speakers or a headset, Wi-Fi for surfing the web, and 14.4Mbps HSDPA.. Official stats from Nokia suggest you’ll get 9.5hrs talk time, 7hr playback time, 55hrs music playback time, and 335hrs standby time. Mango, say “hello” to AMOLED. The Lumia might not be the first to make this happy pairing, but it’s a powerful union here nonetheless — and if you’ve never used an AMOLED phone before, then you’re in for a big treat.

Historically, as well as making phones to call people with, Nokia has also had impressive camera technology. The camera on the Lumia 800 doesn’t disappoint either, which is terrific news.

Nokia has packed in a Carl Zeiss 8-megapixel f2.2 camera and a dual LED flash. There’s a dedicated camera button on the top of the device and you get a more camera-like feel than you do with an iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy S II. That feeling is compounded by a half press to make the camera focus, before you snap the final picture.

Nokia Drive is a free turn-by-turn navigation. It comes with voice guidance, the ability to download and install maps on the go from anywhere in the world, and the ability to add extra mapping data via 3G, if you stray too far from your route.To help you find that route, Nokia has included 69 million places within the service. It claims that you’ll never be lacking suggestions for places to visit

The other key new app included is Nokia Music, a twist on Microsoft’s Music hub and Zune offering.Rather confusingly sitting separate, but also linked to the Microsoft Music app, Nokia music is a free app only available to Nokia users.It consists of a number of features and is, in reality, the rebirth of the company’s failed Comes With Music offering of yesteryear.The key selling point however is a feature called MixRadio, a free, global, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music to be streamed or saved, for offline listening.

Nokia’s Lumia 800 is a sophisticated and capable smartphone that melds its hardware beautifully with the Windows Phone OS. Whether it’s the best phone for you right now depends on certain factors.Lumia 800 is priced at 644$ approx

NOKIA LUMIA 710

Nokia’s Lumia 710, a lower-end, lower-cost Windows Phone sibling to the Lumia 800, has less flash memory at 8GB but will ship in more colors when it arrives in early 2012. The Lumia 710 comes in black and white, but there are five choices for removable back covers: black, white, cyan, fuchsia, and yellow. When you buy the black phone, you’ll get the black color and one other cover. The same formula extends to the white phone. has a 3.7-inch LCD screen with a WVGA 800×480-pixel resolution. It employs Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology, which helps filter out the light to improve contrast, and also improve readability in direct sunlight.

Beneath the display is an oblong bubble of plastic that serves as the button for the three Windows Phone keys: the Back button, the Windows button, and the Search button. There are the volume rocker and photo shutter button on the right spine, a 3.5mm headset jack and power button up top, and a Micro-USB charging port.On the back is the 5-megapixel camera lens with LED flash. You’ll be happy to know that it supports 720p HD video capture at 30 frames per second. Nokia is known for its strong camera phones.

Inside, the Lumia 710 runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango ,so it will contain all those software features. It will also have three new apps found only on Nokia-made Windows Phones. The first is Nokia Drive, which will offer turn-by-turn voice navigation (as Android does). Instead of using Bing maps, Nokia Drive uses maps provided by Navteq, which Nokia also owns

There will also be the Nokia Music app, which isn’t yet available. It will offer Mix Radio and free streaming music. The ESPN Hub is the third unique software addition; it will have a host of scores and details for sports lovers, integrated right into the phone.Like the Lumia 800, the Lumia 710 is powered by a 1.4GHz single-core processor, and its performance felt nice and zippy during  brief testing period.

The Lumia is a quad-band GSM world phone that’s expected to cost $370 (270 Euros) unlocked.The Nokia Lumia 710 isn’t a cutting-edge phone in terms of specs, but so far it’s a solid device with a nice design

Courtesy:engadget.com,pocket-lint.com,reviews.cnet.com.

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Sumanth(MGIT ECE 2nd year)

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