Nokia is scheduled to release the first ever CDMA Windows Phone 7.5 in China this coming mid April. The new Nokia Lumia 800c will be exclusively distributed by China Telecom and will be offered unlocked for 3,599 Chinese Yuan or around $572. This is different from the 4G LTE-capable Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone.
China is currently the world’s biggest smartphone market and Nokia is hoping to carve out a large market share by offering a contract-free Windows Phone 7.5 handset. The Nokia Lumia 800c Smartphone is made of top caliber hardware components. It is powered by a single core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor and complemented by a stand-alone Adreno 205 graphics accelerator for speedy performance.
The Nokia Lumia 800c is obviously just a CDMA conversion of the original Nokia Lumia 800. The Lumia 800c has the same 3.7 inch 800×480 AMOLED multi-touch display that sports Nokia’s patented ClearBlack display technology. The screen has the same Corning Gorilla glass protection too.
The guts of the Lumia 800c offer the same 16GB non-removable internal flash storage and 512MB of RAM found on the Lumia 800. It offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, superior 3G with speed of HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA of 5.76 Mbps, A-GPS, micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, and Stereo FM radio with RDS.
This phone is also armed with one of the best camera around with its front facing 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics shooter that is comparable to the one on the Astrum 3G Dual SIM Android 2.3 Smartphone. A dual LED flash and autofocus makes the Lumia 800c a good alternative to a pocket digicam. It can also record 720p HD videos.
The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS gives Lumia 800c instant access to Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage, Xbox Live gaming community and all the free applications from Windows Phone MarketPlace. This is a great option for those who didn’t like the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T Windows Phone.
Nokia promises 100,000 free apps for Chinese buyers of the Lumia 800c. In addition, users will be given free access to Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.
Again, Nokia Lumia 800c Windows Phone release date is set this mid-April 2012 so watch for out it in Asia. I’m pretty sure those from the Philippines, China, and even India are all excited to have their hands on this new cellphone.