Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 handset to hit the UK, the Lumia 800, is due to arrive in just over two weeks time.
The Finnish firm has announced that the date to mark in your diary is November 16th, and the smartphone is listed at a sim-free price of £399 from Three. Also on the official Nokia page Vodafone, Orange and Three tariffs are listed when it comes to contract deals.
Apparently two year Vodafone deals will start from £26 per month, which sounds pretty cheap – the catch is that this budget deal will require an outlay of half the phone’s sim-free cost, £199.
It’s also a bit of a stingy contract offering just 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data.
Three is offering a much better deal, at least according to the Nokia.co.uk website, with the handset coming for free on £30 per month contract complete with 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.
Orange has the smartphone for free from £31 per month, as does Vodafone, offering 600 minutes and 250MB of data (where Voda has only 300 minutes on the go, but 500MB of data).
The Lumia 800 comes with a 3.7 inch AMOLED curved display and a 1.4GHz processor. The 8 megapixel camera boasts Carl Zeiss optics and is HD capable, with 16GB of memory is on board.
As is Windows Phone 7.5, Mango, with its many refinements which Microsoft is hoping will make the mobile OS a more attractive proposition than it has thus far been.
Nokia, too, is hoping that its new phone – designed very much in the mould of the N9, which wasn’t released in the UK – will revitalise its flagging mobile fortunes.