I’ve been a fan of Nokia mobile phones for as far back as I can remember. I’ve gone through about 10 different models in the last 11 years or so. I think back to the good old days of the trusty and never-say-die Nokia 5110 and Nokia 3310 phones, but then I look at my Nokia N8 and I don’t really miss them anymore. Mobile Phone technology has come a long way in the last decade. If you had the ability to show your past-self your 2011 smartphone they would probably freak out and think that its a tri-quarter from an episode of Star Trek (yes, that’s how much it has advanced).
Early in 2011 Nokia announced that it would migrate away from Symbian to a Microsoft Windows based OS for their mobile phones. This announcement was quite a significant one. Nokia has a considerably large market share globally. Most people thought that Nokia would only launch a mobile phone with a Windows OS early in 2012, but Nokia have proven them wrong. The mobile phone maker announced their first Windows driven mobile phone, the Lumia 800 a few days ago.
The Nokia Lumia 800 will sport a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Clear Black technology has been added to the device’s curved glass display for great performance. The Nokia Lumia 800 sports a Carl Zeiss 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording capability and a LED flash. The device is modeled on the recently announced Nokia N9. The Nokia Lumia 800 will run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango (the most recent version of Microsoft’s well-known mobile operating system).
Nokia recently released this TV Advert to promote the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 (which will be available in the UK in November of this year). No South African release date has been announced yet.
This advert is quite brilliant in my humble opinion. Its gets me all excited for the release of the first Windows driven Nokia mobile phone and it makes me all optimistic. Time will only tell how the new range of Nokia phones will be received by their users and fans though.
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