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Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phone smartphones unveiled

Handsets mark Nokia's first to run Microsoft's mobile platform

Nokia has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 700, its first two smartphones to run Windows Phone 7.5, the mobile platform which is also known as Mango.

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a 3.7in AMOLED curved display and is powered by a 1.4GHz processor based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S2. Available in cyan, magenta or black, features a 8Mp camera with Carl Zeiss lens, the ability to capture HD video at 720p, 16GB of internal memory and access to 25GB of online storage space through Microsoft's SkyDrive for free. The handset measures 117x61x12mm and weighs 142g.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is also powered by the same 1.4GHz processor based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S2 and comes with interchangeable coloured back covers, allowing users to customise their handset. Users will also benefit from a 3.7in touchscreen display, 8GB of internal storage and a 5Mp camera with LED flash and ability to capture HD video at 720p. The smartphone measures 119x62x135mm and weighs 125.5g.

The Nokia Lumia 800 can be pre-ordered now direct from Nokia for delivery in mid-November. UK mobile network Vodafone has also confirmed it will stock the handset but did not reveal an exact date and instead said it will be "coming soon". The Nokia Lumia 710 will be made available in early 2012. Prices for both smartphones have yet to be released.

Microsoft first took the wraps off its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system over a year ago and at the time said the mobile platform would offer a shift of focus from functionality to the user. There were six smartphone initially made available from  Samsung, HTC, LG and Dell.

The Nokia Lumia 800

 

The Nokia Lumia 710 has interchangeable covers

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