So I just woke up to news that Nokia announced several new phones, two of which run Windows Phone 7. I won’t get into the specifics of the hardware and the announcement – I’ll just link to Engadget here and here for their Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 hands-on videos, respectively.
But I’m curious… do these phones make you wish Nokia had kept their options open for those of us who someday hope to see an Android phone by them? As we would expect with any high-end Nokia, the hardware simply looks beautiful. The Nokia Lumia 800 has a solid block of metal construction. Its blue color isn’t paint – they molded the color into the metal so that it won’t have that ugly chipped paint look over time (like many of HTC’s new Androids).
They use a curved display – nothing new to our eyes, but is consistent with the beauty of the phone. The Lumia 710 was the more affordable of the two. It boasts a plastic chassis that allows you to change the back color of the phone. Here it’s blue, but they’ve confirmed they’ll be bringing black, white and yellow colors to the market.
And then there’s Windows Phone 7, of course. I’m not all too concerned with diving too deep there. Do you see yourself wanting Android on any of this beautiful hardware? Do you think there will come a point in time that Nokia will change their mind about Android and decide to try it out? Let us know in the poll and comments section below!