Nokia unveils Windows Phone-powered Lumia line

Nokia have announced their Lumia line of mobile phones, their first range to be based on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Analysts, Microsoft and developers alike have been looking forward to Nokia's first venture into WP7 handsets as a way to propel the platform forwards and increase those all important app sales.

The are two new models in the line. The Lumia 710 is priced at €270 and aimed for more emerging markets - it first launches in east Asia, with Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and India on the launch list. It uses the same 1.4 Ghz processor as the other Lumia phone, but features interchangeable colours and presumably some corners cut in the hardware elsewhere.

The Lumia 800 is, by Nokia's own admission, based very much on its recently-launched N9 device, which runs its latest Symbian OS. The phone is an innovative shape, with a curved screen and back and oval-shaped flat ends. This phone has the 1.4 Ghz processor (faster than even the Galaxy Nexus) but no word on whether it's dual core. It has a camera optimised for low light (f2.2 for those of you in the know about such things) and of course both models feature Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango".

Visit the Nokia site for more on the devices.

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