Nokia releases design video for Lumia 800

With Nokia about to launch its Lumia 800 smartphone in parts of Europe, the smartphone maker is promoting how the Windows Phone-based device was designed and constructed and how it worked with Microsoft on the product. This week, Nokia posted up a nearly eight minute video on YouTube that gives some more details surrounding the design decisions of the Lumia 800.

The video has Nokia team members talking about various design and construction efforts. One feature was choosing to create the shell of the Lumia 800 in a new plastic construction called RF Transparent. Another big effort was given to the antenna design. Nokia claims it wanted to give Lumia 800 owners solid wireless connections when using the phone features or using the device to surf the Internet.

Even the curved design of the phone's sides were designed by Nokia to allow users to feel more comfortable for accessing the Lumia 800's touch screen and the Windows Phone interface. Nokia reps repeatedly said that the Lumia 800 design team collaborated extensively with the Windows Phone team at Microsoft.

The Lumia 800 is currently scheduled to launch in the UK and other parts of Europe on November 16.

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Chica Ami said,
Funny when they said "Premium Plastic". How can plastic be premium when all of the plastic phones are the same? WOW.

He meant its not like "cheap" plastic on Samsung Galaxy S2 but "premium" plastic on lumia

It's like Microsoft have infected their company then taught them bad script reading trying to lay on the emotional marketing.

Too bad for them if they haven't realised, most of this design was done long ago with Meego and N9-xx in mind then along came Microsoft and the lumia nonsense.

As much as I like Windows Phone and the Lumia, shouldn't it be a design video for the N9?^^ Nokia acts as if there never was something like the N9..

I swear if I hear one more stupid american pronounce Nokia the stupid way they do Im going to kill someone. Listen to the Finnish guy he pronounces it correctly. You would think that if you got a job with a mobile giant such as nokia that you would actually learn how to say the name properly. On topic it is a nice vid but a little pretentious given the n9's similarity. Having said that it makes me really want to c what they can do given even more time.

mattacular said,
I swear if I hear one more stupid american pronounce Nokia the stupid way they do Im going to kill someone. Listen to the Finnish guy he pronounces it correctly.

hahaha, it's awful isn't it.. Americans amuse me so much

mattacular said,
I swear if I hear one more stupid american pronounce Nokia the stupid way they do Im going to kill someone.

While that's a bit harsh, yeah, I've always found it odd. "Knock-ee-ah"

Meph said,

While that's a bit harsh, yeah, I've always found it odd. "Knock-ee-ah"

So... are you saying Americans pronounce Nokia "Knock-ee-ah"? I am an American, always have been, and I have never heard it pronounced that way, until this video anyway. I've always heard it pronounced "No-Kee-Ah". Or are you saying that the correct pronounciation is "Knock-ee-ah"? Not sure what you are saying.

Invizibleyez said,

So... are you saying Americans pronounce Nokia "Knock-ee-ah"? I am an American, always have been, and I have never heard it pronounced that way, until this video anyway. I've always heard it pronounced "No-Kee-Ah". Or are you saying that the correct pronounciation is "Knock-ee-ah"? Not sure what you are saying.

Sorry. I meant that "Knock-ee-ah" is the British and Finnish way of saying it.

But there is no "correct" way of saying it. English is always changing, and while it does rile up the tempers of us Brits when "incorrect" American pronunciations are used for something, it really doesn't matter; it's a stupid arguement that mattacular seems to want to start.

SK[ said,]You posted this 4 minutes after the article was posted yet the video is 8 minutes long?

Sheesh, maybe he watched it on a different article? It's not like Neowin is first on these things. Some people...

SK[ said,]You posted this 4 minutes after the article was posted yet the video is 8 minutes long?

I saw it prior to the article being posted.