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Nokia Lumia series available in New Zealand
Posted on 8-Mar-2012 11:51. | Tags Filed under: News.

Nokia Lumia series available in New Zealand
The Nokia Lumia 800 (pictured) with Windows Phone will be available through Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone New Zealand, 2degrees and major retailers.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is sold exclusively through Telecom New Zealand and available through major retailers.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is an intuitive and easy-to-use smartphone, combining Nokia’s design, navigation and camera quality with the latest Windows Phone experiences, including out-of-the-box integrated social networking, access to Marketplace apps and Xbox gaming.

The Nokia Lumia 710, an entry-level smartphone, has an impressive stack of features with excellent social networking integration, a 5 MP camera and access to Nokia Drive – a fully featured sat nav with voice guided turn-by-turn navigation.

Nokia New Zealand’s managing director, Chris Carr, said, “Nokia Lumia will change the way people think about Nokia. It signifies a new beginning for the company bringing together the very best of Nokia’s handset design and services with the latest Windows Phone software.”

Telecom’s chief marketing officer, Jason Paris, said Telecom is pleased to be bringing the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices to its smartphone range.

“The Windows Phone OS 7.5 operating system, backed up by the smartphone-spec’d XT network, gives customers a fantastic social networking and mobile data experience.

“For business users, the devices are fully integrated with the Microsoft platform, creating a seamless experience across desktop and mobile applications,” Mr Paris said.

Vodafone’s director of sales, Grant Hopkins, said, “The Nokia Lumia 800 feels great straight out-of-the-box and is simple to use. You’ll have all your Microsoft Exchange contacts, Twitter feeds and Facebook friends up-and-running within minutes.”

The Nokia Lumia 800 has a sleek, curved casing with a 3.7” ClearBlack AMOLED display and precision finishing in a single body. It comes with an 8 megapixel camera with 28mm Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens and HD video. As well as instant photo share capabilities, the phone features touch-to-focus. 16GB of internal user memory plus access to SkyDrive that lets you store and share thousands of docs or photos. The handset retails at NZ$899, depending on plans offered by mobile operators. 2degrees is yet to announce pricing or date available for the Nokia Lumia 800.

Nokia Lumia 710 has the social networking integration and a slick internet browsing experience with Internet Explorer 9. This is supplemented by a 5 megapixe camera with auto focus & LED flash. 8GB of internal user memory plus access to SkyDrive that lets you store and share thousands of docs or photos. The handset retails for NZ$549.

Both handsets come with Nokia Drive, exclusive to Nokia, with maps for 95 countries, turning the handset into a fully featured sat nav with voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, info on traffic, speed limits and cameras.

The Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in black, blue and white. The Nokia Lumia 710 will be available in black.

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