Microsoft to Sell Unlocked Nokia Lumia 800
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced during his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show that Microsoft plans to sell the Nokia Lumia 800 directly to consumers at Microsoft retail stores. The Lumia 800 will be sold unlocked. Since it is a penta-band device, it can be used with most GSM carriers in the U.S. Ballmer didn't indicate exactly when the Lumia 800 will become available, nor what it will cost. The Lumia 800 is already available from a selection of retail web sites.
Nokia Delivering Windows Phone 7.8 to Older Lumias
Jan 30, 2013
Nokia today announced that it is making Windows Phone 7.8 available to its older Lumia smartphones. The update will be pushed out on a carrier-by-carrier basis over the coming weeks and through February.
Nokia Pushing Out Reading App for Lumia Line
May 11, 2012
Nokia today announced the initial availability of its Nokia Reader application. Nokia Reader is an e-reader type application that offers content in a number of different languages.
Microsoft Offering Lumia 800 in $899 Bundle
Feb 16, 2012
Microsoft and Nokia today announced that the Lumia 800 Windows Phone is available for sale at select Microsoft retail stores to those wishing to purchase it. The Lumia 800 is being sold as part of a promotion bundle, which includes the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster, the Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset and the Nokia Play 360 speaker.
Nokia Says 'PureView' Tech Headed to Lumia Smartphones
Mar 5, 2012
Nokia has confirmed that the PureView camera technology first revealed in the 808 PureView Symbian smartphone will eventually make its way to the Finnish phone company's Lumia Windows Phones. "PureView imaging technologies [will] be used to deliver high end imaging experiences in future Nokia products," said Nokia representative Chris Hollis to Phone Scoop in an email.
Nokia Details System Updates for Lumia 800 and 710
Mar 8, 2012
Nokia has published information about forthcoming system updates for its first two Windows Phones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. The changes for the Lumia 800 include improved battery life during both standby and voice calls; improved audio performance; altered soft key lighting behavior; and fixes for random reboots, freezes, and cut-off calls.
Microsoft Should Subsidize It...
I think if Microsoft had subsidized device purchases, without contractual requirements, at launch of WP7, they might already be on marketshare infographics 😉