ESPOO, Finland – Nokia has now launched the Windows Phone Lumia 800 in snow-white color. It was previously launched in cyan, magenta and black colors in last October - colors that have already sold out in Ireland.
The phone is designed in unibody polycarbonate case with ClearBlack touchscreen. The body is not painted by spray but dyed in white to give a feeling of high-tech metal.
The designers of Lumia 800 and Nokia N9, which carries the same color scheme, suggest that material, color and finishes of a phone have to be consistent with each other.
It took almost two years for the designers to come up with a color layout that asserts the black touchscreen of the phone and at the same time adds beauty to it.
The foremost challenge the team faced was to come up with a white shade that does not look like yellow, does not make the device transparent and is easy to clean, since white is more susceptible to dirt.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is said to have an excellent reception quality, in addition with fast web browsing and other smartphone features which include apps and music, together with Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps.
The phone will first be released in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Finland, Poland and Switzerland.
In Ireland, the Nokia Lumia 800 went out of stock in the first few days of sale, indicating that inventory of the phone would not be piling up.
Meanwhile, the Nokia Lumia 910, which was rumored to have a camera of 12MP, does not exist altogether. This news was confirmed by the Head of Imaging Experience of the Nokia Smart Devices division, Damian Dinning.
The executive further revealed that Lumia 800, Lumia 900 and N9, all use the same 8.7MP camera sensor, although the unit is able to capture pictures in the aspect ratio of 16:9 compared to usual 4:3.