October 26, 2011
Nokia Unveils New Windows 7 Smartphones
Nokia unveiled its new Windows 7 based smartphone on Wednesday, hoping to grab back some lost market share from Apple and Samsung.
The Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones are priced at roughly $375 and $580 each, both of which come equipped with Microsoft's latest smartphone software.The Lumia 800 has 16 gigabytes of internal memory and will be available in European countries in November and Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan by the year's end.
The Lumia 410 features a 1.4 gigahertz processor, navigational applications and Nokia Music. This smartphone will be available in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan toward the end of the year.
The company also unveiled four cheaper smartphones that feature cameras, navigation and fast downloads.
"We're driving innovation throughout our entire portfolio, from new smartphone experiences to ever smarter mobile phones," Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, said in a press release.
"From the Nokia Lumia 800 to the Nokia Asha 201, we are bringing compelling new products to the market faster than ever before. I'm incredibly proud of these new devices - and the people of Nokia who have made this happen."
Nokia has been losing ground in the cell phone market to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android based smartphones.
Apple just released its newest iPhone 4S in October, selling about four million during the first weekend of its release.
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