Nokia Windows Phones

Today at Nokia World was announced that Nokia is releasing two Windows Phone, Lumia 800 and 710. These two models are the first Wp phones from Nokia, and will be most likely the most sold WP phones for a while. The Lumia 710 was IMHO more exiting in that sense, that the pricepoint was finally where it should be, retailing at around 270 €. There was not many features except faster processor which would make the 800 a must buy compared to this one (I don’t put too much weight on the design). At this price it really has a chance to capture new markets, and bring WP to whole new markets it couldn’t reach before.

Myself I’ll be still sticking to my two Omnia7s, as they are still quite competetive in specs, and especially the larger screen makes it hard for me to give up on them (if Nokia would have launched either of the phones with front facing camera, then I would have had to consider getting one, but luckily they didn’t so I can save some money..). I think I’ll wait for the WP8 phones before upgrading from my current Mango phones, but today was a very welcome addition to WP models and if I wouldn’t have a WP, I would definately get a Nokia one – I’m envious for the Nokia Drive, that really makes it hard for me to keep my calm and not to rush to preorder a Lumia..

On other development – I’m starting to create a Windows 8 “Metro Style app” for the ringtone editor, hopefully it will be soon available here – I probably put up some developer story about the process as well up here.

About Jani Nevalainen

Windows developer who's been working on Microsoft Platforms since 1996. Windows Phone dev MVP 2013, Windows Development Platform MVP 2014. Currently working as Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Finland Developer Experience team.
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