Today, Nokia has announced that it would release its first two Windows Phone Mango handsets – the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 – in India next month. More exactly, the new smartphones should become available to Indian customers in mid-December, “in 5000 retail outlets across” the country.
Nokia didn’t unveil the prices of its WP devices for the Indian market.
However, we already know that the Lumia 800 is more expensive than the 710 (their retail prices for Europe – before taxes and subsidies – are €420 and €270, respectively).
The Lumia 800 is built similarly to the MeeGo-based Nokia N9, and features a 3.7 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1.4GHz single-core processor, 8MP Carl Zeiss camera, 720p video recording, and 16GB of internal memory. The Lumia 710 has a 3.7 inch ClearBlack TFT display, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1.4GHz processor, 5MP camera, 720p video recording, and 8GB of internal memory. Nokia Drive and Nokia Music are included with both handsets, alongside all the Microsoft services Mango has to offer.
The Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are already featured on Nokia India’s website, here and here. However, pre-orders will only start in early December.