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Shayon Pal, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 16, 2011
Aimed at strengthening its position in the smartphone segment, Finnish handset giant Nokia today launched the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, the first devices from its partnership with software major Microsoft.  Lumia 710 has been priced at Rs. 18,999 and the Lumia 800 is priced at Rs. 29,999.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is a high-end device that comes with Floating glass Display, 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and has 16GB internal user memory and 512 MB programme memory.

The Lumia 710, on the other hand, has a 5MP camera with LED flash, 8GB storage capacity with 512 MB RAM and exchangeable back covers.

Both the touchscreen devices run on Windows Phone 7.5 -Mango operating System.

The two giants had announced a strategic partnership in February to jointly create mobile products and services.

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The Finnish manufacturer has been facing tough competition from Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market and has tied up with Microsoft to bring phones on its Windows operating System, while phasing out its own Symbian operating system gradually.

In an effort to differentiate its Windows Phone Mango phones from competition like HTC, which is likely to introduce phones based on the same platform, Nokia has included features such as Nokia Drive and Nokia Music with MixRadio.

Nokia Drive is a free turn-by-turn navigation application, while Nokia Music with MixRadio is a free, global, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music.