(ed : An O2 spokesperson sent us the following statement "To confirm we're not dropping the Nokia 800. We're happy with how it's sold and indeed it has sold out online and in some stores however the vast majority still have stock. We'll be getting more stock in soon and the 800's page on our site will be going back up soon ")
UK Mobile phone operator O2 is no longer listing the Nokia Lumia 800, the company's first Windows Phone handset, on its website, despite the smartphone appearing on Google and on O2's own search engine results page.
First spotted by Reghardware and confirmed by our own research, O2 says that it has not dropped the phone, but that it was simply out of stock, although if that is the case, one would expect the words "temporarily out of stock" to be displayed.
O2 announced via its Facebook page that the phone would go on sale on the 9th of December. But since its launch, users have reported that the phone has a poor battery life.
Nokia has already acknowledged the problem and has promised a software fix for early next year.
It comes with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip clocked at 1.4GHz, 16GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM, an eight megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla glass. There's no front facing camera or microSD card slot.
At £400 SIM Free, though, the Lumia 800 is twice the price of the LG E906, currently the cheapest Windows Phone Mango handset on the market.