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Nokia Lumia 800 Little Brother To Cost £300

The other Windows Phone handset launched at the Nokia World event last month, the Nokia Lumia 710, will cost £300 according to a listing published by Google for online retailer Handtec (opens in new tab).

The smartphone, whose price has yet to be displayed on Handtec, will be available in three different colours and will come unlocked and SIM Free. Like its big brother, it comes with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and 512MB RAM.

The touchscreen is still a 3.7-inch ClearBlack one with a WVGA resolution (480x800 pixels) and the connectivity features remain; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB (but neither HDMI or microSD).

But the rest of the specifications are a tad low to justify the £100 price difference. You have half the onboard storage (at 8GB), a five megapixel camera as well as an altogether different design.

As for the Lumia 800, this handset is powered by Windows Phone Mango and has a number of Nokia only features like Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and Nokia Maps which complement the offering from Microsoft (Marketplace, Internet Explorer 9, Xbox Live, Office Mobile, Zune etc).

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.