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Nokia Lumia 800 Now Available From £399

Nokia's newly announced Windows Phone powered Lumia 800 smartphone can now be preordered on pay as you go from Three Mobile for under £400 straight from the retailer itself (opens in new tab).

Three lists the handset as being a "coming soon" model and recommends that you register to get an update when it will launch.

Unveiled at the Nokia World event, it is presented as the first real Windows Phone handset on the market and appears to be a tweaked version of the doomed Meego-based Nokia N9.

The handset - which carried a suggested retail price of £450 - comes with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, a 16GB onboard storage, a 3.7-inch ClearBlack screen with Corning Gorilla glass, an eight-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with LED flash and AF, Wi-Fi, HD video recording and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The phone is also on offer for £26 per month with a decent amount of minutes, texts and data allowance from Phones4U, and you can get a free Xbox 360 console when existing customers buy one from Orange direct.

The Nokia Lumia 800 will face the likes of the HTC Radar, which costs much more than the Lumia 800, and current crop of Windows Phone handsets which can be had for significantly less.

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.