Nokia Lumia 800 Launches at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy
October 26th, 2011
Customers can pre-order Nokia’s first Windows mobile from Carphone Warehouse today and receive a free £50 gift card
LONDON October 26th, 2011—Today, Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy have announced that they will be stocking the much hyped Nokia Lumia 800 from 16th November 2011. Available to pre-order from today at Carphone Warehouse, this highly anticipated handset is the debut product of the budding partnership with Microsoft and the first to showcase the new Windows 7.5 operating system. The phone will be available in stores nationwide and online at http://www.carphonewarehouse.com from free on a £31 per month contract or for £449.95 on Pay As You Go. Plus, anyone who pre-orders the new phone from Carphone Warehouse will also receive a free £50 gift card to spend in Sainsbury’s, Debenhams, Next or Toys R Us.
The new Nokia Lumia 800, powered by the Windows 7.5 operating system boasts an array of new features including speech commands that allow users to send a text with just their voice, and Office Mobile capabilities which sync work documents to the handset making editing on the go possible.
This touchscreen handset presents an exciting new experience, offering next-generation multitasking which lets users keep their place in a game whilst reading an e-mail. The phone also sports an impressive mobile version of Internet Explorer 9 that supports the same web standards and graphics that customers will be used to seeing on desktop computers.
The streamlined social media experience combines Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn feeds as well as Chat and text messages into a live stream so all updates can be found in one, central place. With its super-fast browsing and face detection for picture tags, users can go from pocket, to photo, to Facebook in seconds. Plus, Facebook contacts are integrated directly with the phone’s phonebook, ensuring details are always kept up to date.
Not only is this phone stunningly social, but its smooth design and vivid colours really bring content to life, perfect for displaying photos and films captured on the 8 megapixel camera and HD camera. What’s more, there’s Local Scout, a search tool powered by Bing that maps nearby amenities and activities in a single tap. Plus there’s a voice guided car navigation system, making this the ultimate pocket tool.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer for Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy said, “This is a really exciting handset for us as it marks the start of new partnership between two of the biggest technology companies in the world – Microsoft and Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 800 is a long awaited phone, about which there has been much speculation, and we have every confidence it will be surpass customers’ expectations in its speed, capabilities and design.”
When it comes to entertainment, the Nokia Lumia 800 comes equipped exclusively with Zune Music software providing users with the option to download, enjoy, discover and share music and videos anytime they want. In addition, the Nokia Mix Radio app will recommend new artists to listen to based on the customer’s taste.
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Available from all Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores
http://www.carphonewarehouse.com or 0800 925 925
For further information please contact Freud Communications:
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