Nokia's new Lumia 800, 710 Windows phones (photos)
At Nokia World, the phone maker showed off the centerpieces of what it hopes will be a road to Windows Phone-powered recovery, the higher-end Lumia 800 and lower-cost Lumia 710.
Nokia's Lumia 800
The Lumia 800, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone model, will go on sale next month in Europe for 420 euros, or about $580. The once-dominant mobile phone maker debuted the device and a lower-end sibling, the Lumia 710, at its Nokia World conference in London today.
Nokia's Lumia 710, a lower-end, lower-cost Windows Phone sibling to the Lumia 800, has less flash memory at 8GB but also costs 150 euros less. The Lumia 710 will sell for 270 euros, or $374.
The Lumia 710 is expected to ship in Russia, Taiwan, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore later this year, with more markets coming in the first half of 2012.
Nokia wants a rich selection of accessories for its Windows Phone models--in part as a high-margin extra that will make carriers more interested in promoting and selling the phones. This case is for the Lumia 710.
To try to stand out above other Windows Phone models, the Nokia Lumia models come with software called Drive that offers maps, voice control, turn-by-turn navigation directions, and precached maps for when people want to avoid data charges or network blank spots.