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Nokia Hints At Enhanced Version Of Lumia 800 Handset

The head of Nokia France told French newspaper Les Echos that the company could be launching a phone that's the equivalent of the BMW Series 7 car range, after he compared the just announced Lumia 800 to the BWM 5 series.

The Series 3 can be likened to the Windows Phone powered Lumia 710. The top of the range Nokia Windows Phone handset is expected to be the Nokia 900, otherwise known as the Ace.

According to French website Monwindowsphone (opens in new tab), the phone is said to come with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset clocked at 1.4GHz, an eight megapixel camera and a front facing one, up to 32GB onboard storage and HSPA+ compatibility.

The phone is expected to be available on AT&T in the first quarter of 2012. Nokia announced the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 at its recent Nokia World event in London.

The Lumia 800 went on sale today in the UK on PAYG from £400 and on pay monthly for well under £25 per month.

This means that there's an opening if Nokia wants to launch an even more expensive handset (for around £499) to match the HTC Titan for example.

Désiré Athow
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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 ITProPortal.com 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.