Unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 to Ship from Microsoft Retail Stores

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Microsoft revealed in CES 2012 that it will offer the Nokia Lumia 800 in its retail stores. Today, the company has announced that it will start selling the device as part of a bundle in the U.S. on February 14.

Nokia Lumia 800Customers can purchase the bundle in-person at any of Microsoft’s retail stores for a price of $900. The bundle includes the device, a Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker, Purity HD Stereo Headset, and an in-ear Bluetooth headset. The Nokia Lumia 800 will not be sold separately. At the moment, there are no reports about this deal being available online.

Microsoft has announced that the smartphone will be sold unlocked, thus the hefty price. There is currently no official carrier support for the phone. AT&T seems like a likely destination for the phone, as well as T-Mobile.

Nokia Lumia 800 Overview
The Nokia Lumia 800 was released in Europe late last year. It features a vivid design of cyan, magenta and black. A white design of the phone is confirmed to ship with the phone in the near future.

The Windows-based smartphone ships with Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango), sports a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, and runs on a 1.4GHz processor. The Lumia 800 also features an 8MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss Optics lens. The device also has a microUSB hub located on its side.

The handset comes with 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for images and music. It has one-touch social network access, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9.

Read more about Brighthand’s coverage of the Nokia Lumia 800 here.

Source: The Verge



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