Nokia's Lumia 800: Now Available In The US For $700 Unlocked

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News Posted: Sat, Nov 26 2011 11:35 AM
For whatever reason, Nokia's leaving America in a trail of dust when it comes to Windows Phone 7. The Lumia 800, the company's new flagship handset, is launching overseas first, with America not seeing any of their WP7 phones until 2012. Nokia fans in the USA are understandably bummed about the whole ordeal, but Nokia insists that they're trying to roll this out in a controlled fashion, with each market getting very intentional treatment. This is probably shorthand for saying that Nokia has to work with the carriers in the States to launch their phone, which isn't exactly the case elsewhere.

But if 2012 just feels too far away, there's good news. The Lumia 800, in unlocked off-contract form, can be purchased right now for $699.99. Expansys, a reputable phone reseller, has the handset in stock, and they're shipping to eager Americans who just can't stand the thought of waiting for Valentine's Day of next year to treat themselves. It's a beautiful phone for sure, but that price will probably only lure the most loyal of followers.

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LLeCompte replied on Sat, Nov 26 2011 12:56 PM

nokia, or how some people say it noo-key, has basically given the middle finger to the USA, but I have no idea why. And if I'm going to spend that much money on a phone its going to be a galaxy nexus. If nokia wants to come back from the dead they need to come to the USA. Nokia makes awesome phones, they just seem to be in a bit of a strange places right now.

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gazd1 replied on Sat, Nov 26 2011 3:06 PM

Looks like a cool phone! I think that I'll have to check out the specifications to see what it has to offer.

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Manduh replied on Sat, Nov 26 2011 10:03 PM

Isn't $700 a little too high for a cell phone? I've never understood why people spend that much, especially when you take into account their $100+ monthly cell bills. Another reason not to have one! I would never spend that much on a phone, unless it could bake me a pie! :p

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gloriad1 replied on Sun, Nov 27 2011 12:05 PM

Well! It may cost a fair bit, but maybe it's worth it. So I'll have to do some research also on this product.

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