Nokia Lumia 800 hits UK shelves

Nov 16, 2011
Nokia Lumia 800 hits UK shelves

The Nokia Lumia 800 has gone up for sale in the UK, the Finnish company's new hope for smartphone relevance in a world obsessed with iPhone and Android. The black version of the Windows Phone is first to hit shelves, both Vodafone and Three confirming in-store sales begin today, with the cyan version up for pre-order.

No sign of the magenta Lumia 800, though we're guessing that will follow on in due course as well. Pricing is from free on a £36 per month, two-year agreement with Vodafone (including 500MB of data) or from free on a £37 per month, two-year agreement with Three (including unlimited data). Unlocked versions aren't expected to be broadly available until January next year.

Update: Vodafone UK tells us the cyan Lumia 800 is expected to ship toward the end of November.

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The Lumia 800 has a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display, 1.4GHz single-core processor, 16GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, all squeezed into a milled polycarbonate casing. The first of Nokia's Windows Phone series - the company also announced the cheaper Lumia 710 back at Nokia World last month - it marks a split from Symbian and MeeGo and the first public steps of a high-profile deal with Microsoft that could, each firm hopes, turn around their collective fortunes.

More on the Nokia Lumia 800 in our full review.

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