Nokia Lumia 800 unveiled tomorrow: could it tempt you away from your iPhone?

It seems like an age since Nokia announced its partnership with Microsoft to create handsets loaded with Windows Phone 7. Tomorrow, at 9am UK time, Nokia’s event kicks off and we’re expecting to see the Lumia 800 being announced. It’s essentially a N9 with Meego kicked out and replaced by WP7. From leaked images and promo material we gather it will have exactly the same form factor and hardware as the Meego-running device. (The teaser vids have been running on UK TV channels recently.)

The problem with Windows Phone taking on iOS has always been a combination of three things: Windows Mobile’s poor reputation, lack of mind-share and poor hardware selection. Personally, I’ve always seen Windows Phone devices as big chunky plastic bricks – especially when compared to the iPhone’s slim form made of glass and steel. The N9 has incredible hardware, and the Mango update looks awesome. When it first came out it was the first time I’d seen WP7 and genuinely liked it. Combine those two, and we should have a fantastic device. Its unibody design and Gorilla glass display blend seamlessly to offer a really captivating experience. It may not sell as well as the iPhone, but the user experience should be incredible.

What I want to know from you is: does the combination of Nokia hardware and WP7 Mango tempt you to leave iPhone/iOS and try something new? Are you bored of iPhone?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Wood/582388806 Mark Wood

    No, I still want the iphone

  • Zkjel

    I might actually consider it!!! Do you know what carrier it is going to be on and pricing?

  • Anonymous

    I returned my 4s. I’m waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the N9. I didn’t see any mayor difference between the iphone 4 and the 4s. I also need a bigger screen. We will see what the iPhone 5 is bringing next year.

    • BJ

      The information regarding the 4 & 4S was that you wouldn’t see any major difference(s) between the phones, much like the 3G and 3GS. Siri was the major selling point, followed by the camera (which does have a noticeable difference, considering that smart phone cameras have become the most preferred cameras) and the A5 chip which isn’t something interests most consumers. 

      The Nexus, is simply the latest in Android phones that has and will have the exact same issues as it’s predecessors/brothers and sisters; great out of the box, poor battery life, choppy scrolling, freezing, malware, sub-par apps/app market, stupid OS names (Ice Cream Sandwich). The coolest part about that phone is the facial recognition lock/unlock. Other than that and a bigger screen, why else would you spend $200 on a shiny brick.

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