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£130 Nokia Lumia 800: A Windows Phone smartphone that punches well above its weight

UK mobile phone operator O2 has slashed the price of the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone by £20 to £130, excluding a compulsory £10 top-up. O2 customers can also join Priority Moments and get exclusive offers from Ocado, BHS and others.

The Nokia Lumia 800 was the company’s top-of-the-range smartphone when it was launched back in September 2011. It has since been replaced by the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.

It comes with an 8-megapixel camera, a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, and a 3.7in 800 x 480 pixel display with ClearBlack technology. It also has a curved glass design and runs Windows Phone 7.5, upgradable to Windows 7.8.

Nokia has also thrown in its own exclusive apps like Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive, while Microsoft’s mobile platform includes Office Mobile, Zune, Xbox and IE9. The phone is locked to O2 but should in theory work on Tesco Mobile and Giff Gaff, both of which piggyback on O2’s network.

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