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Nokia Introduces Lumia 800 in UK; First Windows Phone 7 Smartphone

Nokia debuted its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 800, in the UK and received rave reviews.

The device is technologically sound and has specs to match the iPhone 4 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Lumia 800 is based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, which some are saying is simpler to use than Android.

The Lumia 800 is the first of many devices the Microsoft and Nokia partnership will produce. For both companies, the future of the partnership will decide their fate in the smartphone market.

The device comes with a powerful 1.4 Ghz processor, a huge 3.7 inch touchscreen with 800x480 resolution, which is bigger than the one on the iPhone 4, and a 8MP camera. The Lumia 800 also has 1 GB of in-built memory, 512 MB RAM and weighs 142 grams, as reported by CNET.

Even if the device proves to be popular, it would take a lot from Microsoft and Nokia to compete with Android and iOS. A recent report released by Gartner revealed that 52.5 percent of smartphones sold in the third quarter were based on the Android operating system.