Nokia Lumia 800 Skins Windows Phone in N9-Like Shell
Nokia is pinning its turn-around story on the Lumia 800, what it calls a "hero device" that will be sold by 31 operators around the world initially. The Lumia 800 strongly resembles the MeeGo-powered N9, but runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system. It is housed in a polycarbonate shell that is milled from a single block of material. It includes a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display and is driven by a 1.4GHz single-core SnapDragon processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The camera includes Carl Zeiss optics and captures images at 8-megapixels. It features autofocus, LED flash, and video capture at 720p HD. It also includes exclusive Nokia-developed Nokia Drive and Music applications, and the ESPN Hub. It will ship in select markets in November for 420 Euro. Nokia also noted that it will be kicking off a huge marketing campaign — with the support of carrier and retail partners — in order to raise awareness of the new Windows Phone Lumia devices. It will be educating retail-level salespeople on the platform as well as the device, and will also air television commercials for the phone. Nokia believes the Lumia device, and the 800 in particular, will help resurrect its flagging cell phone business.
Sprint to Sell Nokia Lumia 635
Sprint today said fans of Windows Phone will soon have the option to buy the Lumia 635 through several different Sprint brands. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will begin selling the Lumia 635 online on Dec.
Lumia 535 First Windows Phone to Wear Microsoft Name
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 535, the first phone it has revealed without the Nokia brand since it acquired the company's handset division earlier this year. The 535 is a low-cost smartphone meant for emerging markets.
Lumia 650 Fills the Middle of Microsoft's Windows 10 Range
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 650, a $199 Windows 10 handset that bridges the gap between the entry-level Lumia 550 and the pricer Lumia 950 / 950 XL. The Lumia 650 boasts an aluminum frame, slim profile, and high-quality glass.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.