Nokia Introduces 2 New Windows Phones

Oct 27, 2011 7:00 AM PST

NEW YORK — Nokia rolled out two new smartphones this week, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 in an effort to compete with Apple and Google.

The two devices are the first from the company to run on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango platform, InformationWeek.com reported.

The Lumia 800, which includes a set of Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS receivers, will run on the 3G networks in Europe and Asia, but not in the U.S.

It has a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a single-core 1.4-GHz Qualcomm S2 SnapDragon processor, but is limited to 512 MB of RAM.

It comes with 16 GB of internal storage, but no ability to expand via microSD cards. It has an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture —but no user-facing camera and no video chatting.

The 710 has the same processor and system memory as the 800, but the camera drops to 5 megapixels and the amount of storage drops to 8 GB.

It has the same-size display as the 800, but uses LCD display technology instead of AMOLED. The body and housing are made of multiple parts, rather than come machined from a single piece of polycarbonate. It has all the same wireless powers as the 800, but has a smaller battery.

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