Late last year, when Nokia first announced the Lumia 800, there was massive excitement and unprecedented expectations for this device. This was due to a number of factors.
- It was announced that the Lumia 800 would be powered by a ridiculous 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU and
- it would have the latest Mango 7.5 OS (The OS which Microsoft CEO Mr Ballmer said would have over 500 features),
- and more notably, a humongous AMOLED 3.7 inch touch screen display.
The Nokia Lumia 800 was quite literally dubbed “the first real Windows Phone”.
In a fiercely competitive world of mobile devices, “feature and function” are the most fundamental differentiators. Let’s look at some distinguishing features of the Lumia.
- Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (Mango)
- 3.7 inches display ( 480 x 800 pixels)
- 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
- 8 Megapixel camera
- 1.4 GHz Processor
- Accelerometer & Compass
The Lumia equally has all the standard applications that you would habitually expect to find in most smart phones, ie : a Web browser, email, text messaging, music player, an HD video recorder and a video player. However, the one application that has truly captured the imagination is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. This has got to be, in all probability, the best browser I’ve ever used on a mobile device. Moreover, on the productivity side of things, the Lumia comes with a simplified version of Microsoft Office that allows you to create or edit MS Word and Excel documents then store it in the cloud on Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage.
In conclusion, after exploring the Lumia 800 for over a week (and a half), I can confirm that The status of “The First Real Windows Phone” has not in any way disappointed. It’s therefore plausible to say that the Lumia has Lots of style and lots of Substance. Follow the link a more detailed tech specs of the Nokia Lumia’s in South Africa as well as video and Nokia Lumia sound accessories.