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NOKIA LUMIA 800 REVIEW

Amazing Everyday.

Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first child of the marriage of Nokia & Microsoft – the first true Windows Phone. Nokia Malaysia was kind enough to pass me a unit to try it out and what have I gotta say?

Simply Amazing.

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800 is a stylish and sleek smartphone with an easy-to-use & attractive user interface. It utilises ClearBlack display whose super bright display makes it perfect for people on the move. The AMOLED screen on the Lumia 800 is very nice to look at. It may not go as bright as S-LCD equivalents, but the colours are deep and lustrous and blacks are truly black.

It’s an amazing smartphone for social media addicts especially as it comes pre-loaded with Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms where you can integrate your phonebook contacts with their social media profiles and check their updates right from it. GPS is also available out of the box as its Nokia Maps is perfectly made for people who often gets lost in their way to a certain destination haha. It also has an extensive app library in the name of Windows Marketplace. Although not as extensive as Apple Store or Android Marketplace, they’re surely on their way there. Microsoft Office is also pre-installed in every Nokia Lumia 800 and it makes it convenient for people to check their documents/presentation slides/excel sheets/etc.

Black Nokia Lumia 800

I’ve found the battery life to be no more than adequate. Even with no usage at all during the day, apart from being left on standby, I’ve seen the battery charge drop from 100% in the morning to 30% before the night ends. Some phone calls, web surfing and a few texts in the course of a day plus use of email account and social media updates have seen it drop down to 15% by early evening. But fret not, as I heard that Nokia came out with new firmware to help extend the battery life of the Lumia 800 (which I haven’t updated yet).

The Lumia has a well specified camera with 8 megapixel resolution via a Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash. It is also capable of shooting 720p videos. In common with other Windows Phone devices, the Lumia has a ‘touch to focus and shoot’ facility- tapping the subject on the screen can cause the focus to centre and then expose the shot automatically. Alternatively a half press on the camera button sets the focus and a full press takes the shot. My verdict for the camera? It shoots good daylight photos with natural colours (which is awesome), but in low light and macro shots, it definitely need more improvements as the camera from other major flagship phones out there definitely beat down the camera quality output from this Lumia 800.

Nokia Lumia 800 Black

Overall, the experience from the Nokia Lumia 800 is something worth holding onto. The Windows operating system itself is so engaging and enabling. This phone does pretty much everything you’d expect from a smartphone and more and it isn’t overly expensive either. It isn’t the lightest handset out there but its smooth curves make it a joy to hold. Yes, the phone has bearable imperfections but that’s how technology works anyway because you can’t have the perfect device otherwise there won’t be any upcoming better devices in future. That’s why Nokia is constantly providing support and pushing out fixes and updates.

Of course you may be too comfortable with your current iOS / Android platform, and I know that a change is sometimes too difficult to be made due to various factors. However if you don’t try to step out of your comfort zone, what would be your compasses towards future growth? :)

Here are some of my peers’ feedback regarding the Nokia Lumia 800:

NOKIA LUMIA LAUNCH MALAYSIA

Many of us know that when Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 were launched months back in Singapore, they offered the Xbox 360 Kinect bundle to the first 100 customers. That was an awesome deal and I was waiting for that same deal to happen in Malaysia. If you haven’t heard, Nokia Lumia is going to be officially launched in Malaysia:

Nokia Lumia 800 Malaysia Launch

But… no Xbox 360 Kinect bundle :(

Instead, Nokia Malaysia is going to offer its first 100 customers who purchase a Nokia Lumia 800 at the exclusive launch event @ Pavilion KL with a FREE Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster + Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse + exclusive Nokia premiums worth up to RM1,000!

Wowowowowowow. Music freaks, rejoice! Nokia fans, rejoice!

Nokia Purity HD Monster Headset

If you’re wondering what’s so special about the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster, well probably because you haven’t heard of the discontinued partnership news between Beats & Monster… Now that you combine Monster’s recognition of superb audio performance with Nokia’s sleek design, it is one of the headphones which may attract the market segment of those who adores Monster Beats by Dr Dre headphones alike.

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

The Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse is also another great offering! Looking sleek, heard good reviews about it. If you’ve been looking for one, why not just get the whole Nokia Lumia 800 set? Superb deal, you know? :p

Can’t wait for the Nokia Lumia launch next Friday (10 February 2012) @ Pavilion KL!

Nokia Lumia 800 Colors

Touched, fiddled, harrass played around with the Nokia Lumia 710 & Nokia Lumia 800 phone few weeks back @ Nokia HQ. I would say I think I love the integration of apps & the simplicity of the Windows Phone 7 Platform.

Nokia Lumia 800

Hope to be able to get hold of the Nokia Lumia 800 once it is launched! Will you be getting one? Are you going to be the first 100 customers in line?

NOKIA N9 PREVIEW

Nokia Malaysia held a special preview session for Nokia bloggers last week @ Marmalade, Bangsar Village II; We had the chance to be one of the first in the world to preview the upcoming Nokia N9 devices.

Nokia N9 Event

Long awaited, the expectations were set pretty high for this device – MeeGo was supposedly tipped as the ‘savior’ of Nokia devices to replace the aging Symbian OS. However, Nokia had announced months ago that they are going to move onto Windows Phone 7 as their primary platform instead. From then on, many of us thought there won’t be much (or maybe nil) room for the allocation of MeeGo on Nokia devices; until… the birth of Nokia N9!

Nokia N9

Glen Cha

Nokia N9 is a stunning device – sleek, minimal, with curved glass front and no visible buttons. It operates as awesome as it looks! The software – MeeGo ‘Harmattan’ itself empowers the Nokia N9 even further because it is as great as the hardware. Some may perceive this phone as the iPhone-killer / or rather Nokia’s iPhone; the design ethos is really befitting a modern smartphone platform. The MeeGo OS feels so smooth and alive, the design language and iconography is a breath of fresh air, screaming device performance, etc. (you must try the device to be able to get what i mean!)

Nokia N9 Colours

Nokia N9 holds three key principles:

Bold, all screen design” – “The simplicity of a swipe” – “One home. Three simple views.

And they really mean it. As you can see the phone consists of mainly just the screen without any main buttons. All you need to do is just swipe, swipe and swipe. And there’s no complication of many pages opened because at the end of the day you’ll only be swiping left – centre – right (three views only), trust me i’ve tried it and it’s possible!

Nokia N9

Nokia N9 Swipe

Very (very, very) promising device by Nokia; hopefully they’ll consider revoking their decision of making Nokia N9 the one and only MeeGo device from Nokia because I could see lots of potential out of it and could possibly be one of the most competitive OS alongside Apple iOS & Android.

N9 Nokia

The Nokia N9 will be meeting the Malaysian consumers within these few weeks. However, they were still tight-lipped about the actual release date and the pricing details for the device. So, keep a look out for it! If and only if I have a chance to get hold of this device myself, all of you are welcomed to find me; I’ll be sure to make you feel the same way as I do (bored of the iPhone, wanting to try something new, etc)

NOKIA E6 | NOKIA X7

Nokia Malaysia organized an ‘intimate’ session with the Nokia bloggers last Friday to share and hands-on the upcoming Nokia E6 as well as Nokia X7.

Nokia E6 Nokia X7

Glen Cha Nokia

Nokia has announced that the Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7 is launched to cater the needs of business people as well as entertainment enthusiasts respectively. Both Nokia E6 and Nokia X7 will be the first smartphones to be featuring the latest Symbian Anna (which performs much faster than the older Symbian versions! tested and proven lol)

Nokia E6

Nokia E6

The Nokia E6 is the latest in Nokia’s long line of E series business phones. The Nokia E6 is the first Nokia phone to incorporate the VGA resolution and also the first Nokia candybar phone to incorporate a touch screen with QWERTY keypad. Its 8-megapixel camera has an auto focus sensor capable of capturing video in HD as well. Adding on with the new Symbian^3 update (Symbian Anna) and you’ll be seeing the Nokia E6 as a classy messaging and business phone.

(RRP: RM1,155)

 

Nokia X7

Nokia X7

Whereas the new Nokia X7, it is a smartphone for active users with a 4-inch touch screen, built-in 8-megapixel camera with support of HD video recording. The device is manufactured as a monobloc and placed in stainless steel.

For those who owns a Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6 and other supporting devices, there will be a new software update (to be able to upgrade to Symbian Anna) in the coming months.

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ARE YOU A FAN OF ANGRY BIRDS GAME?

Nokia Angry Birds

Angry Birds (by Rovio) is a puzzle video game released in December 2009 which was primarily inspired by a sketch of stylized wingless birds. The game has been made available for Nokia devices since October 2010 and this year they have created the ‘Angry Birds Free with Magic’, the first major game to take advantage of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.

Anyway the main point is… There will be an event called the ‘Angry Birds Playground’ – an initiative by Nokia to mobilize Malaysian youth (or adults) to come together and be part of something huge with no strings attached and no fine print. The key attraction is that it requires a collective effort to be made by all participants in setting the Guinness World Record for ‘Most People in a Mobile Phone Relay‘.

Participation Rules are kept simple – you have to register online, turn up at the event on that day and play Angry Birds game on any mobile devices they wish to use. There will be Nokia devices being displayed at the event, thus you can use their phone to participate!

Nokia has always been about connecting people and this event gives Nokia an opportunity to do just that in a fun manner with a healthy dose of competition.

The Angry Birds Playground will take place on the 11 June 2011 (10am-9pm) @ Low Yat Plaza.

For more info, visit http://www.nokia.com.my/angrybirds


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