Die hard fans of Nokia – Good news for you! Your wait for Windows based Nokia smartphones is over! Get up, if you are not already proud owner of one of the Nokia Lumia smartphone 800 or 710 🙂
To make launch of Lumia 800 and 710 working on Windows 7.5 based operating system – also known as Mango Update, biggest ever in India, Nokia decided to keep its offices closed throughout India and relocate all it employees for assisting retailers across the country in showcasing the twin Lumia smartphones – the 800 and the 710, priced at Rs. 29,000 and Rs. 19,000. This interaction with customers by Nokia employees will give them ample opportunity to gauge customer reactions.
Nokia Lumia 800 looks very similar to its N9 handset. It is equpped with:
- 3.7″ inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display,
- 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor,
- Instant-share camera with Carl Zeiss lens,
- HD video playback,
- 16GB of internal user memory,
- 25GB of free Micosoft SkyDrive (online – Internet access is required) storage for storing images and music.
Nokia Lumia 710 is expected to be available with exchangeable back covers – black, white and cyan. It has the same 1.4 GHz processor as of the Lumia 800.
The unique feature of Lumia series are Microsoft’s enterprise software, Xbox Live feature and NFC facility (near field communication), which one day may replace plastic money and help customers pay bills with their handsets.
While Android and iOS 5 operating systems have similarities , Windows phone uses a completely different interface. The home screen is a system of colourful ‘live’ tiles (somewhat similar to Windows 8 OS). The ’tiles’ get updated with new information periodically. For instance, a Gmail tile will continuously display the number of unread emails, a weather tile will display the current weather and the calendar tile will show upcoming appointments. Tap a tile and it opens to a new page with a beautiful fluid animation 🙂
As written earlier, we had conducted a survey few days back to gauge reaction of the phone users about operating sytems. While, majority of the users spoken to, did not bother about operating system yet they were of the view that branded handset of reputed manufacturers still matter the most. According to me, this will prove plus point for Nokia who have built their brand in India and with aggressive marketing campaign, they can regain the lost ground. With Microsoft’s Windows Phone software, Nokia hopes to gain the kind of attention Apple and Samsung have attracted from their iOS and Android operating systems.
Nokia is launching Lumia smartphones in India at a very critical time when their chips are down worldwide and this is the test of a professional enterprises. I am confident that they will come out of this turbulence with flying colors. The company is confident that the new operating system, Nokia apps and the Lumia design will help lure customers away from Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS5.