Microsoft is going to launch Nokia's latest smartphone Lumia 800 in the U.S. as a special bundle device for $899. The news has come from The Verge that said, citing sources close to Microsoft's Lumia launch plans, the special bundle would be launched Feb. 14.
Along with Nokia Lumia 800, the bundle will also include a Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker, Purity HD Stereo Headset, and an in-ear Bluetooth headset.
Microsoft plans to launch the special bundle on February 14th and the Lumia 800 will not be made available separately, at least initially, The Verge reported.
The report stated that the stand-alone Lumia 800 will be made available unlocked from Microsoft's retail stores. The device will not come with any carrier support and will initially be aimed at Valentine's Day and gift shoppers. The recently announced white edition of Lumia 800 would also be stocked soon, the report added.
Although consumers would be getting an unlocked Lumia 800, along with a bundle of solid accessories, the set price of $899 seems a bit steep, according to a BGR report.
After all, AT&T will be launching the sub-$100 Lumia 900 with 4G LTE support and a bigger screen just one month later, BGR reported.
Specs and Features
Display: Nokia Lumia 800 sports a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at 252 pixels per inch (ppi) density.
Size: The device weighs 142 grams and has a dimension of 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm.
Operating System: Lumia 800 runs on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 operating system.
Processor: Nokia Lumia 800 is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm chip with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor.
Camera: The phone features an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash that can capture videos at 720 pixels at the same 30 fps. Nokia Lumia 800 doesn't have a front camera.
Storage: Lumia 800 has 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. But it lacks external memory slot.
Connectivity: Lumia 800 comes with support of HSDPA CAT 10 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA CAT 6 5.76 Mbps.
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/USB: Lumia 800 supports WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with 2.4 GHz. It also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR and microUSB v2.0.
Battery: Lumia 800 has a 1450 mAh BV-5JW Battery, which is expected to give talk time of up to 13 hours and 9.5 hours on GSM and CDMA networks, respectively. It gives a standby time of up to 265 hours on GSM networks and 335 hours on CDMA networks.