After boatloads of leaks, rumours and speculation, Nokia finally went and revealed its long-awaited Comeback Kid; the Lumia 800 nee Sea Ray.

In short, it's a corker. It's at once everything we expected plus a few things we didn't expect as well. Sure, it borrows a lot from the look and feel of the Nokia N9, but that's no bad thing. It's got a beautiful polycarbonate jacket with an airless pillowed glass display.

Though it runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango (and therefore features a UI that's near identical to what you get on the HTC Titan and Samsung Omnia W), Nokia has invested in some custom apps and features of its own, most notably Nokia Music with its neat offline playback feature.

The main camera is a meaty 8-megapixeler with a dual flash and a Tessar lens, Carl Zeiss branding all present and correct.

The Nokia Lumia 800 and comes in three colours, black, cyan and magenta. On the stands here at Nokia World 2011 it was the black version of the Lumia 800 that was most freely available, so we got a hold of one and snapped away.

We're expecting to get some hands on time with a model that's not tethered to a security tag soon; until then, have a look at our hands on pics. We're very excited about the Nokia Lumia 800.

Described by Stephen Elop as a 'new dawn' for Nokia (Lumia means light, right?) time will tell with the Lumia 800 does usher in a new age for the one-time (and future?) king. Let us know what you think of the Lumia 800 and its sibling the Lumia 710; thoughts as always in the comments below.


 

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