With everyone constantly harping on about Apple and Android, you could well be forgiven for thinking Nokia had fallen off the face of the Earth in recent years -- but as Rich Trenholm discovers in this video review of the new Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone, everyone's favourite Finnish phone manufacturer is back.
The Lumia 800 is
Luckily, it did. We'd rather suspected Nokia had been hiding its light under a bushel, and we breathed a huge sigh of relief when that light turned out to be the Lumia 800 -- the company's best, most innovative smart phone to date.
As Rich demonstrates in the video, Microsoft's Windows Phone software looks stunning on the phone's glossy AMOLED screen. The colourful tiles perform little pirouettes to inform you of the latest updates, and despite the menus and home screen being highly customisable, the interface remains simple and fun to use.
While it's still early days for Windows Phone, we believe it's
got the potential to compete with heavyweights Android and iOS. It's
incredibly slick and once it catches up app-wise they'll be nothing holding it back from smart phone domination.
The sturdy but stylish one-piece design of the Lumia 800 has been lifted from a previous Nokia model, the
As Rich points out in the video, if you buy a Nokia Lumia 800 SIM-free, you'll require a micro SIM. To avoid a charge from your network provider, follow the steps in our to trim your current SIM to size.
Nokia may conjure warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia and memories of whole evenings playing snake on our 3330s -- but the Lumia 800 marks the beginning of a bright new chapter in.
Withcoming in June next year, we can't help but be excited to discover exactly .
Have you got your hands on Lumia 800 yet, or are you hoping to soon? Let us know what you think of Nokia's latest effort in the comments below or on our Facebook page.