Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia lights up London for Lumia 800 promo

Nokia lights up London for Lumia 800 promo

Nokia hasn't been shy promoting the Lumia 800, but it cranked things up even higher in London, UK, last night with a huge animation projected onto a 120m high building on the banks of the River Thames. Millbank Tower saw electro producer deadmau5 pumping out an exclusive set while its 800 windows - specially vinyl-clad for better graphics - were painted by light from 16 projectors across the water. Check out the video after the cut.

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Nokia to ship just 500k Windows Phones in 2011

Nokia to ship just 500k Windows Phones in 2011

Nokia's Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset made a big flashy debut, but analysts offer a disappointing shipment forecast for the device. Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu notes that the buzz level on the Lumia 800 is just about level as the Nokia N8, which was also a top-of-the-line item for the company but turned out to be a dud.

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Nokia: Volume first, Flagships follow

Nokia: Volume first, Flagships follow

Nokia has admitted that its primary focus with Windows Phone is not to necessarily challenge other manufacturers using the Microsoft platform to build the "best" device, but to take on rival platforms in the hope of extending WP7's footprint. "In the early days our first competitors are the other ecosystems" CEO Stephen Elop confirmed at a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms Conference this week, later telling Reuters that only when Windows Phone had picked up pace with users and developers would Nokia look to differentiate itself from its platform compatriots.

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Nokia Music gets Pandora-style personalized radio stations

Nokia Music gets Pandora-style personalized radio stations

Nokia Music on the Lumia 800 and other future Nokia Windows Phones will deliver intelligent playlists based on users' own music collections, thanks to a deal with The Echo Nest. Although Nokia Music as we've seen it already offers a number of Mix Playlist streaming playlists, the new Mix Radio feature will scan the existing music collection and then generate custom playlists on their phone based, Pandora-style, on their own tastes.

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Nokia Champagne Windows Phone Tango device uncovered

Nokia Champagne Windows Phone Tango device uncovered

What's been seen in the "I'm a WP7!" logs this week is a seemingly brand new Nokia device that will, believe it or not, run Windows Phone Tango, and is, quite possibly, the street incarnation of what we've seen previously as the Lumia 900 or the Nokia ACE. Get your decks of cards out, ladies and gentlemen, because here's a name you'll likely be hearing again in the future: Nokia Champagne. You'll have seen the rest of the names on the I'm a WP7 device list found this week so it's not worth peeking at, but we can dream starting NOW on what the tastiest of Nokia future devices hold - mmmm Champagne.

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AT&T Lumia 800 LTE tipped as Nokia’s 2012 attack

AT&T Lumia 800 LTE tipped as Nokia’s 2012 attack

AT&T and Nokia are collaborating on a variant of the Lumia 800 Windows Phone with LTE support, insiders suggest, with the Finns planning to storm the US with 4G in their sails. The US launch for Nokia Windows Phones is already pencilled in for early 2012, with the first models likely to debut at CES 2012 in January, and according to The Verge's sources AT&T will have a customized Lumia 800 for its LTE network as the flagship device.

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Nokia Lumia 800 detailed from mock-up to market

Nokia Lumia 800 detailed from mock-up to market

Nokia is particularly proud of its Lumia 800 design - unsurprisingly, considering most began praising the hardware aesthetic from the N9 onward - and has pushed out a new video describing exactly how the company's first Windows Phone was born. The design language itself is somewhat cringeworthily named "fabula" but the path from sketches to wax model (shown here) to production device is certainly worth watching.

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