Lumia 800 due out on November 16 in the UK

UK smartphone users will be able to get their hands on Nokia's first Windows Phone 7-based product, the Lumia 800, less than three weeks from now. Engadget reports that the phone will be released in that part of the world on November 16 for 420 Euros, although there's no word yet on what the phone will be priced in the UK.

The story points out that the release date is one day before the UK sells the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Nexus from Samsung. There's no word yet on the launch date for Nokia's other Windows Phone product, the Lumia 710.

The phone was first officially announced less than a week ago at Nokia World. The Lumia 800 comes in three colors (black, cyan and magenta), a 3.7-inch display, a 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 8 megapixel rear camera and 16 GB of internal storage.

Nokia plans a massive marketing campaign for the Lumia 800 in the UK including some rather odd television commercials and strange marketing stunts that includes putting fake saunas in bus stops. At least one phone carrier in the UK, Orange, plans to give away a free Xbox 360 with the pre-purchase of a Lumia 800.

Obviously Microsoft has a lot riding on the success of the Lumia 800 as it wants to see the Windows Phone 7 operating system gain a bigger piece of the current smartphone pie. Speaking of Microsoft, the official Windows Phone blog has a new post that shows the unboxing of one of the retail Lumia 800 phones that will be in UK stores in less than three weeks.

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TogoP said,
So who in the UK has anything other than Black available for preorder?

Anyone willing to swap the Lumia 800 for a US only Samsung Focus S?

It's a lovely phone. Played around a little with it yesterday and I'm really impressed - the screen blew me away. Far better than my iPhone 4. Now, Lumia 800 or Titan...

Jub Fequois said,
It's a lovely phone. Played around a little with it yesterday and I'm really impressed - the screen blew me away. Far better than my iPhone 4. Now, Lumia 800 or Titan...

I personally love the gigantic screen of Titan but the design of Lumia is so tempting that I can't look anywhere else

R1pper said,
1gb ram, would have made it a crystal clear winner.

still, i'm gonna get it.


The actual winner is a phone that can do the most with the least amount of memory. The more memory the more battery life you loose because it's active all the time. Hence the reason why all the smart guys make sure you only need 512 MBs by optimizing the OS to have the smallest footprint as possible.

R1pper said,
1gb ram, would have made it a crystal clear winner.

still, i'm gonna get it.


The small, low res screen, and single core cpu are worse than the memory limitation.

Tom W said,
Guys this isn't news. They announced this last week at Nokia World!

And it's been on TV adverts since, saying "November 16th". Lol!

Tom W said,
Guys this isn't news. They announced this last week at Nokia World!

Neowin is just a reposts site of engadget, so blame them

FoxieFoxie said,

Neowin is just a reposts site of engadget, so blame them

This made me laugh because I just read the exact same comment from Tom on Engadget.

georgevella said,

It won't be 420 EUR. Handtec has it priced at 542EUR ...

'' Engadget reports that the phone will be released in that part of the world on November 16 for 420 Euros,''

Muhammad Farrukh said,

'' Engadget reports that the phone will be released in that part of the world on November 16 for 420 Euros,''

Are taxes included? In Europe "Sale tax" is 21%..........

georgevella said,

It won't be 420 EUR. Handtec has it priced at 542EUR ...

you can take a trip to continental europe and buy the phone there,for that difference of the money... win win !

Would be nice to have a price in sterling. Some sites have got figures up to £450, which if true is a bit of a ****** compared to 420 euros for the rest of the EU.