Apple recently beat Nokia to become the world’s largest smartphone maker, a company that led the global smartphone market for so many years. Today, Nokia has launched its brand new handset called the Lumia 800, supposedly targeting the iPhone’s worldwide market dominance. It is also Nokia’s first smartphone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. As suggested by 9to5Mac, Lumia 800’s “build quality and design seem attractive and follow the theme of the ill-fated N9“. The handset sports an 8-Megapixel camera, a 3.7-inch curved display and runs on a 1.4GHz processor.
As described by 9to5Mac:
Inside, the Lumia 800 packs in an eight-megapixel back camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display and is powered by a 1.4GHz processor. Besting Apple’s iCloud which offers 5GB of free cloud storage for device backups, settings, app data and other content, the Lumia 800 includes 25GB of Microsoft’s SkyDrive torage which can only be used to store music and pictures in the cloud. The music service Nokia Music and turn-by-turn navigation service Nokia Drive are also part of Nokia’s offering.
Nokia’s Lumia 800 is now available for pre-order and will launch across Europe including France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom in November. The phone will also be released in in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year, followed by rest of the markets in early 2012.
Check out the official promo video of Lumia 800 below: