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Globe launches the Nokia Lumia 800 in PH, prices are in!

The first Nokia Windows Phone device has arrived
by Neps Firmalan | Apr 19, 2012
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In an event filled with music and festivities, Globe officially launched the first ever Nokia Windows Phone. Yep, that's right, dear Techies! The telco has officially unveiled the Lumia 800 here in the Philippines, setting up its Microsoft-powered platform to a local battle against Android and iOS.

We've already discussed several times before the innards of the Lumia 800 so we won't go to that in detail. But, as a refresher, the device sports a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU along with 512MB of RAM and 16GB. It also comes with a 3.7-inch (800 x 480 resolution) display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology (the same one found on the E7 slider). It also packs an 8-megapixel camera with flash and f/2.2 aperture that Nokia says will work well even in low-light situations. In the software side of things, the Lumia 800 is powered by Windows Phone Mango.

As for pricing and availability, you can now avail of the Lumia 800 in 3 different postpaid plans. See below.

 PLAN499   
 999 
 1799
 Consumable amount
 P499 P999 P800
 Cash-out (monthly fee for the handset)
 P713/mo P500/mo Free
 Mobile surfing
 P99 (50MB)
 P99 (50MB)
 Unlimited
 Total monthly payment
 P1,311 P1,598 P1,799

As you can see, the Lumia 800 is free at Plan 1799 while you'll be shelling out a monthly fee for the phone on top of your subscription for the other plans. Anyway, we've already played around with the device before (see our hands-on photos below) and we can tell you that it's different device and we mean that in a positive light. It's fast, can shoot great photos for a phone and, for those tired of Android and iPhones, it offers a pleasant departure with Windows Phone Mango.

The Lumia's local march has begun and, tonight, we'll be seeing Smart make their move with the Lumia 710. We'll keep you posted.

WORDS BY Neps Firmalan