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Unknown Nokia Lumia Handset Appears In Developer Video

After the hint dropped by the head of Nokia France yesterday as he compared the Nokia 800 to a BMW Series 5 and suggested that the company might launch a high end 'Series 7' Windows Phone handset soon, a video containing an unknown Nokia Lumia handset has emerged courtesy of the phone manufacturer itself.

The video is aimed at enticing developers and getting them to choose the Windows Phone platform. The smartphone could either be the Lumia 900 or the Nokia Champagne.

The Lumia 710 is likely to cost around £300 while the Lumia 800 is already available for £400 on pay as you go; therefore one could argue that a £500 Windows Phone smartphone would make sense against the iPhone 4S.

That said, we're not sure whether a single core handset would be competitive for that price; that's nearly twice the price of the LG Optimus 2X, a dual core Android handset with a 4-inch screen, 8GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM and a WVGA resolution.

The Nokia Lumia 800 was launched at the Nokia World Event which was held back in October (opens in new tab), and was dubbed by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop 'the first real Windows Phone handset' - a comment that will have riled other Windows Phone manufacturers somewhat.

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.