Nokia launches the first smartphones in its Windows Phone-based range

Nokia World this week signalled a new move from Nokia, with the launch of Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710, the first Nokia smartphones powered by Windows Phone.

At Nokia World, the company’s annual event for customers, partners and developers, Nokia demonstrated progress on its strategy by unveiling a bold portfolio of innovative phones, services and accessories, including the first smartphone in its Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia range.

The social Nokia Lumia 800 brings content to life with head-turning design, Nokia’s best social and Internet experience, familiar Nokia elements, such as leading imaging capabilities and new signature experiences. The colourful and affordable Nokia Lumia 710 is a no-nonsense smartphone that brings the Lumia experience to more people around the world.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is now available for pre-order online and will be shipped from mid-November. It will be widely available. The Nokia Lumia 710 is scheduled to be available in the UK in early 2012.

Conor Pierce, UK Managing Director at Nokia said: “It’s amazing to see partner pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 800 available on the day of announcement. We’re excited to know that our first shipments are due to arrive shortly, and will be on sale on the UK high street by the middle of November.”