Â After seeming to fallout of the mobile wars that have been going in the US, Nokia looks to be rolling back with its Lumina line of smartphones running Windows Phone. Announced were the Lumina 710 running on T-Mobile and the Lumina 800 for Telus. The star of the show looked to be the Lumina 900 releasing under AT&T and will be Nokia’s first 4G LTE device. Nokia also looked to show its getting full support as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was there to talk about how Windows would change everything you do. Also appearing was AT&T President and CEO Ralph de la Vega to speak of the networking power of its 4G LTE it will be used exclusively on.
The Lumia 900 is set for release in the upcoming months as there isnt a specific date nor a pricepoint available yet. It will be at this time running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and on the AT&T 4G LTE network. Inside the device is a 1.4Ghz Snapdragon processor. The screen is a 4.3â€ ClearBlack AMOLED display with a WVGA 800×480 resolution, has 16 GB internal memory and 512MB RAM. The battery is 1830mAh, and its set to be the slimmest Lumina weighting in 160 g (5.6 ounces) and Dimensions: 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm(5 x 2.7 x .45 inches). The 900 will have a 8MP with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, Auto Focus, 720p, 30fps video capture on the back. On the front is 1MP with f2.4, 30fps video capture(VGA video call resolution).
The Lumina 710 with its cheap pricing of $50(with contract) on T-Mobile looks to be geared towards that new Windows Phone user possibly just getting in the smartphone world. Even for the pricing the phone itself is cool. It takes social network to the forefront with things such as XBOX Live Hub and instant syncing with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Lumina 710 is actually available now so you can check it out.
The Lumina 800 shares similar specs to the 900 but wont have things such as a gyroscope, front facing camera and not as sleek. I will say its slightly lighter then the 900 but not by much. Also it wont have a AMOLED screen and its display is 3.5″ compared to the 4.3″ of the 900. Right now looks like this only coming out for Telus, hopefully other carriers in the future.
Nokia’s big thing this year looked to be changing itself and showing that’s it a force to be not be taken lightly. Interesting is Microsoft has been trying to do that with their Windows Phone 7 OS series as their 6 Series didn’t do so well. The alliance being built between the two as adding AT&T looks to be promising and they are coming for the top dogs right now which is Apple and Google. As one seems to have its control over the mobile population and the other able to be integrated in something you do somehow. Nokia has its work cut out. As it used to be on that throne at one point. Lets see if they can return to prominence.