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Nokia World 2011 : Nokia Unveils Lumia 800, Calls It First Real Windows Phone

Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, announced the company's first Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 800 calling it the "first real Windows Phone", a point we're sure others like HTC will disagree on.

The phone comes with a Qualcomm S2 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a polycarbonate chassis with a black, cyan or magenta colour scheme, a 3.7-inch ClearBlack LCD screen with a WVGA resolution, a f/2.2 Carl Zeiss Tessar lens with an eight-megapixel camera with a dedicated camera button, 720p recording, a microSIM slot, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and a MicroUSB port.

On the software side, you get Windows Phone Mango, 25GB SkyDrive storage, Nokia Drive which is a turn by turn voice navigation solution, Nokia Music with Mix Radio and an ESPN Sports Hub.

Nokia has yet to publish the rest of the specifications (including the amount of onboard memory) on its own website but you can have a quick preview of the phone courtesy of Pocket-Lint (opens in new tab).

The phone has already gone on preorder with the first devices expected to arrive mid-November; it will retail for around €420 unsubsidised which means a £399 price tag is more than likely.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.