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Topic # 96652 1-Feb-2012 13:02 Send private message

Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 800 coming to Telecom (black, blue) and Vodafone (black). The Nokia Lumia 710 is coming to Telecom (black).

There is a $100 off if you preregister with Telecom.


The first Nokia with Windows Phones will be sold in New Zealand from March 2012. The Nokia Lumia 800 will be available through Telecom, Vodafone and major retailers. The Nokia Lumia 710 will be sold exclusively through Telecom and major retailers.

The Nokia Lumia 800 (pictured) is elegant, intuitive and easy-to-use, delivering a great all-round smartphone experience. It combines Nokia’s strength in 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 7 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. 

The sleek, curved casing of the Nokia Lumia 800, together with the 3.7” ClearBlack AMOLED display and precision finishing, heighten the Windows Phone experience.The Nokia Lumia 800 has an 8 MP camera with 28mm Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens and HD video. As well as instant photo share capabilities, the phone features touch-to-focus - a function that is unique to Nokia. The handset comes with 16GB of internal user memory plus access to SkyDrive that lets you store and share thousands of docs or photos.

The Nokia Lumia 710 has excellent social networking integration and a slick internet browsing experience with Internet Explorer 9. The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 5 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. It comes with 8GB of internal user memory plus access to SkyDrive that lets you store and share thousands of docs or photos.

Exclusive to Nokia is Nokia Drive, available in 95 countries, that turns your 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 and blue (cyan) through Telecom. The Nokia Lumia 710 will be available in black through Telecom. The Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in black through Vodafone.

Customers who pre-register online with Telecom before 22 February at www.telecom.co.nz/lumiaprereg could receive up to NZ$100 off their handset if they purchase it online in March. The first 130 customers to purchase the Nokia Lumia 800 on a 24 month plan online will also receive a bonus gift. 




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  Reply # 575855 1-Feb-2012 13:14 Send private message

Really like the style of the Lumia (and N9) but will have to hold off and wait for the Lumia 900 with the 4.3" screen - can't go back to small screen phones.

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  Reply # 575860 1-Feb-2012 13:24 Send private message

Nice. Be interesting to see if these phones can kick-start Windows Phone uptake here. I want to make 2012 my year of mobile development, and can't help wondering if Windows Phone is a largely untapped market for app developers.

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  Reply # 575865 1-Feb-2012 13:30 Send private message

Awesome. Good to see both major carriers offering it here.




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  Reply # 575866 1-Feb-2012 13:32 Send private message

Will be good to have a look, it's time to update my current WP. But agree that the 900 series options might suit better.



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  Reply # 575867 1-Feb-2012 13:33 Send private message

I'm currently using a Nokia N9 (hardware similar to the Nokia Lumia 800) and the screen is big enough for me - I don't need to carry a tablet around ;)




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  Reply # 575989 1-Feb-2012 17:04 Send private message

freitasm: I'm currently using a Nokia N9 (hardware similar to the Nokia Lumia 800) and the screen is big enough for me - I don't need to carry a tablet around ;)


In a number of areas the hardware is the same spec (e.g. camera), but the Lumia 800 screen size is slightly smaller than the Nokia N9.

The Nokia N9 has 480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches while the Lumia 800 has 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches. Perhaps not a big difference for most people.

http://www.gsmarena.com/new/compare.php3?idPhone1=4240&idPhone2=3398





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  Reply # 575992 1-Feb-2012 17:07 Send private message

alexx: The Nokia N9 has 480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches while the Lumia 800 has 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches. Perhaps not a big difference for most people.


I went from the HTC Trophy (3.8") to the Incredible S (4.0") and the difference was very easily noticeable. Even if I went back to the Trophy just to see what was new it still felt quite a bit smaller 

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  Reply # 576007 1-Feb-2012 17:34 Send private message

Would be interested in pricing. Any one have any idea what it may be around?

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  Reply # 576021 1-Feb-2012 18:31 Send private message

typical carrier pricing may be 899 or 999 as is always the case but then we need to wait and see. still works out cheaper from parallel import or even clove and I would be interested to see whats others have to say about ordering from this phone from clove.




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  Reply # 576026 1-Feb-2012 18:50 Send private message

nunasdream: Would be interested in pricing. Any one have any idea what it may be around?


$899 for Lumia 800 and $549 for Lumia 710. 




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  Reply # 576032 1-Feb-2012 19:09 Send private message

billgates: $899 for Lumia 800 and $549 for Lumia 710. 


That's reasonable. 

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  Reply # 576047 1-Feb-2012 19:56 Send private message

billgates:
nunasdream: Would be interested in pricing. Any one have any idea what it may be around?


$899 for Lumia 800 and $549 for Lumia 710. 


is the Lumia price telecom or vodafone? 




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  Reply # 576049 1-Feb-2012 20:00 Send private message

sidders80:
billgates:
nunasdream: Would be interested in pricing. Any one have any idea what it may be around?


$899 for Lumia 800 and?$549 for Lumia 710.?


is the Lumia price telecom or vodafone??


Telecom.




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  Reply # 576205 2-Feb-2012 10:01 Send private message

$549 for the Lumia 710 is pretty damn good, considering the Omnia W is $799 from Voda and doesn't have a huge amount of difference. (larger battery, front facing camera and I believe better display).

Not a very hard decision between the Lumia 800 @ 899 and the Omnia W @ 799. 

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  Reply # 576211 2-Feb-2012 10:09 Send private message

billgates:
sidders80:
billgates:
nunasdream: Would be interested in pricing. Any one have any idea what it may be around?


$899 for Lumia 800 and?$549 for Lumia 710.?


is the Lumia price telecom or vodafone??


Telecom.

Hopefully VF will pick up the 710, that's an attractive price point. The 710 has more or less the spec of the HTC Trophy, with the bonus of Nokia's map app. Not quite so sure about the pretty blue colour though...

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