Windows phones have been having a rough ride lately. It’s safe to say that most people choose iPhones, Androids or even Blackberrys over them. That’s not to say they weren’t good, they just weren’t as good as everyone else. But all of that is about to change. With the Mango release, all windows phones function much much better, and now Nokia has shown off what’s next. That’s right, much like Motorola was Googles phone company of choice with major advancements, Nokia is Windows phone company of choice. The Lumia series looks slick, fast and fashionable, more fashionable then droids anyway, maybe even iPhones. Most of the phones seem to come in different colors which really make the screen pop.
Windows and Nokia are putting a lot behind this series of phones dubbing them “the first real Windows phone”. Those aren’t empty words though, as we take a closer look at the impressive Lumia 800. The Lumia 800 touts a beautiful design with the AMOLED screen popping off the colored case. The case itself tapers off at the top and bottom, giving it a “thinner than it really is” appearance. The phone doesn’t just look hot, it runs hot with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU. 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of Ram, 25GB of free SkyDrive space, 8MP camera and GSM support at speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps. For anyone who doesn’t know techno babble, that tech is rather impressive and fast. One thing that should have caught the non-techie’s eye is the 8 Megapixel camera. That’s right, 8 Megapixels, which means it can take some high rez pictures not usually found on any phone. Now, we haven’t seen how well it captures pictures in different light situations… or it take pictures at all, but we imagine with such a high rez count it can probably be easily customized by apps or with built in options for any situation. We hope.
One thing that really makes Windows phones relevant now is the Mango update. As you can see in the picture it has the familiar tile menu but with sleek live tiles that update automatically. So anytime you look at your screen you’ll see new pictures by friends or family immediately. building that directly into it’s navigation and buttons looks really slick. Nokia has been on shaky ground lately, much like Motorola was before Android, and we here at TheBlueDot hope this phone series helps bring Nokia back into the spotlight. Everyone is already really excited to get their hands on this device, but we’ll all have to wait until next year for it’s official release. It should retail around $585, but we doubt that will be the price with a plan.
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