We have seen many “The Amazing Everyday” promotional videos for Lumia devices from Nokia in the past and add the above one to our list. The above video is themed with the concept of light and the Nokia Lumia 800 in itsÂ various colors looks amazing in people’s hands. What do you think of this ad ?? btw, Audio didn’t work for me for the above video, It should be more awesome with music.
Thanks to Ellis for the heads up.
Just few days back Nokia announced the pricing of unlocked Nokia Lumia devices in Australia & the carriers under which the devices will be available. Now Optus, a leading operator in Australia is now taking pre-order for Nokia Lumia 800 device. They even announced some pre-orderÂ offer on their listing page as below,
Lumia 800: Online Exclusive Offer. Limited Time Only. Offer ends 29 February 2012.
Now $0 on a $49 Optus Cap Plan.~ Min costs is $1176 over 24 months.
Pre-order by 24 February 2012^^ and we will deliver your phone on 1 March 2012. While stocks last. Pre-order is exclusive to online customers only.
If you order your phone online after 24 February 2012, it will be delivered after 1 March 2012.
Check it out here.
Nokia Australia today announced on their Facebook page that Nokia Lumia 800 is coming to Australia in March. The device will be available from Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and major retailers.
Nokia Australiaâ€™s managing director, Chris Carr said, “Interest locally for Nokia Lumia, our first range with Windows Phone devices, has been extremely positive,”. Hope the interest turns out into sales of these devices.
Thanks to Sean for the heads up.
Nokia India is continuing its marketing efforts in India to promote its Lumia devices. We have seen manyÂ efforts in the past such as flash mobs in malls across different cities, Lumia branded Taxi’s,Â Helicopter rides, etc,. The latest thing in this series is the above one where Nokia painted the Indian Airline Jet Airways Flight with Nokia Lumia 800 branding.
How cool is that ??
As we reported earlier, Nokia Lumia 800 is making its way through Switzerland this month. Swisscom, a leading network operator in Switzerland is launching the device on 16th January.Â Signup for the launch details and win a chance to go for a trip to Finland or a Nokia Lumia 800 or a Nokia Lumia 710 device.
Check out their website here for more details.
We all know that few early Nokia Lumia 800 devices has some issues with battery firmware that led to less batterylife. Few weeks ago, Nokia promised software updates that will improve the battery performance on Lumia 800 devices and even Stephen Elop himself replied to an email stating the same. Today in Nokia Support Discussions page, Nokia released its detailed statement on this issue,
On Monday 12th December some of our customers started to comment in various social media that the preloaded diagnostics tool in some of the Nokia Lumia 800 phones was showing lower battery capacity than expected. We immediately started to investigate these reports and can now confirm that while the battery itself is fine, a software problem on certain variants is limiting the phoneâ€™s ability to access the full battery capacity. We want to stress that this issue has not been found to affect the recently introduced Nokia Lumia 710.
The good news is that as this is a software problem it can be easily resolved.Â The planned software update in early 2012, as well as including many performance enhancements, will also include a fix that will enable the affected phones to access the total battery capacity.Â For anyone who does not want to wait for the software update, Nokia can arrange for a replacement phone.Â Anyone who requires any further clarification should contact Nokia Care (Care contact details and locations can be found at www.Nokia.com/support).
Anyone who wants to know if their phone is affected can run the battery status test from the diagnostics tool already installed on their phone. (The tool is designed for service use and only displays approximate values.) Dialling ##634# opens the diagnostics tool. By accepting the disclaimer and then selecting â€˜Battery Statusâ€™ from the list of options, anyone will be able to see their available battery charge capacity.Â If your full charge capacity reads less than 1000 mAh then your phone is affected with this specific issue and you may find it is necessary to charge your phone more frequently than normal.Â Once the software update has been applied, you should experience much better battery life. In the meantime here are some tips on how to increase your battery performance and you should also make sure you are using the charger that came with the phone, as older chargers may not be as effective at charging the new Nokia Lumia 800.Â
Nokia also confirmed that new production model of Lumia 800 devices such as theÂ ones shipping in India, Singapore, etc,Â are free from this issue and if any customer faces this issue can contact Nokia Care for further support.
Few days ago we saw that Nokia Lumia topping the sales charts in Expansys SwedenÂ . Now in Expansys Australia website, Lumia 800 leads the sales list among the new Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S. The black Lumia is priced at A$577 while Cyan and magenta Lumia’s are priced a little above at A$626. Another interesting thing is that, Nokia Lumia Â 710 is coming in 2 days to Expansys for just A$384. You can pre-order the device here.Â You can find Lumia 800 at Expansys here.
Thanks to Giles for the tip.
Nokia India arranged for simultaneous events in 5 Indian cities Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata to promote its Nokia Lumia device launch. All the events were held in a mall with Nokia Arc at the center with various promotions. Nokia even arranged for a Flash mob in all the mallsÂ which started simultaneously across all the cities. You can watch the event video above which was shot using Nokia Lumia 800.
Source: Nokia India
Â Nokia Lumia 800Â unlockedÂ device is now available from online retailer MobiCity in Australia. The device costs $679 with a choice of free accessory you can choose. You can select from free gift wrapping, screen protector, car charger, leather case or discounted Jawbone Prime headset as seen in the image above.
If you are in Australia and looking for Lumia 800, its time to place the order.
Today Nokia shared a video showing some of its designersÂ involved in the making of the Lumia 800 with Windows Phone explain their inspirations for the design of the software, the hardware, and why it’s a perfect combination.
Enjoy watching the video above to know what NokiaÂ designersÂ think of Windows Phone’s Metro UI from Microsoft and phone hardware in general.
Today Nokia has released the third video in the series Â titled â€œThe Little Amazing Showâ€ and this episode 3 was shot at Madrid. You can find the previous videos in this series shot at London here and BerlinÂ here.
The series will focus on exposing manyÂ little things that can make your day incredible, at least for the hipsters involved
Do our readers think these make Nokia any cooler? Let us know below..
As previously announced by Nokia, Nokia Lumia 800 is coming to India this December. Nokia Priority Dealers (Nokia Exclusive Stores) are now taking pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 800starting from Rs.3000. The pre-order price of the device is Rs.30,000 ($600) which is almost same as the unlocked device price in European Lumia launch countries. Pricing will be more critical to the success of Lumia 800 in India where Appleâ€™s iPhone 4S now costs $1000, Droid Razr costs $700, etc,.Â We also got information that Nokia Lumia 710 launch may be pushed to February 2012 in India.
Image Credit: I Love Windows Phone
Thanks Anuj for the tip.
Earlier The Phone House, France only sold Nokia Lumia 800 in black. There were reports that other colors would be made available in December.Â The reports are true and Cyan colored Nokia Lumia 800 is now available for order from PhoneÂ House, France.Â Color fanatics can order ifÂ thereÂ are waiting for theirÂ CyanÂ Lumia 800.
You can order the device here.
One of the main issue some early adopters of Nokia Lumia 800 faced was about poor battery life compared to Nokia standards. It seems Nokia is investigating on finding the root cause of the issue, but other than that Nokia is planning for two updates which will improve Lumia 800′s power experience even better. Even though Lumia 800 had 1450mAh battery, it seems Nokia haven’t enabled it to run upto its full potential. They will enable it through their update in January.
From Nokia SupportÂ Discussions,
We understand that some people have expressed concerns about battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800.Â Early investigations show that most people are enjoying the full Nokia Lumia experience without any problems and we have not been able to identify a single root cause that would lead to erratic battery behavior at this stage.Â A software update in early December will make some improvements to power efficiency, while a second update in early January introduces high voltage charging, increasing the Nokia Lumia 800â€™s battery power from 1300mAh to 1450mAh. These are scheduled improvements and will enhance the overall experience, but are not designed to address any issues that may be occurring with individual products.Â We recommend that anyone who has concerns contact local Nokia care representatives at their earliest convenience.
This is a good news for Lumia owners ! !
We have seen some amazing marketing videos for Windows Phone from Nokia in the past. Add this to our list, this is the first video in the new series. The series isÂ titled “The Little Amazing Show” and the episode 1 shot at Berlin was posted today. The series will focus on exposing manyÂ little things that can make your day incredible. On Nokia’s words, “The Amazing Everyday”.
Some of our German readers have complained Nokia have not done enough or even any promotion there. The above video should reassure fans there that they are just getting started.
Enjoy the video ! !
Even though the hardware specs of all the Windows Phone devices are almost same, there are some differences when it comes to performance.
As you can see in the video above, Nokia Lumia 800 which has faster processor and graphics engine performs better than Samsung Omnia Windows Phone. The visuals are better with more FPS and even performance in some games.
Still both the devices are running a single core processor; Â imagine what Windows Phone team will deliver on dual core processor devices?? We have to wait at least another 3 months too see that in action Â !