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Stephen Elop announced that the Nokia smartphones running Microsoft's Mango OS will be the Lumia 800/710 will be launching today in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. These are the first of their kind running on the Windows Phone platform. The camera on the phones include a Carl Zeiss lens - we expect nothing less from a European phone manufacturer. The internals of these phones boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4 GHz single core processor, which seem to be on the weaker end of the spectrum when it compared to other phones rolling out later this year. Protecting the 3.9in OLED WVGA display is a sheet of Gorilla Glass - no more cracked screens ruining your touch capability. The Lumia 800/710 include navigation features called Nokia Drive; a voice guided navigation system with a UI very similar to an in car nav system. As far as music goes, the phones sport Nokia's Mix Radio - mixes can be downloaded to the phone at no charge.

Overall, these phones seem very promising, but now only time will tell how this Nokia/Microsoft partnership will play out.

On a side note, look for people running around major cities / launch markets in “tile” costumes... it's a part of their marketing strategy.

Check out the photos below from our very own, Bruce Slywka.

Huge Digital Displays

 

Nokia Navigation Anyone?

 

Not Too Crowded Yet... But It's Still Early

 

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