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Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 Now On Sale In India, First Lot Of Owners Get A Free XBOX 360

Both the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 officially went on sale today in India, marked by a special event at the Nokia Store in Gurgaon’s Ambience Mall.

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As you can imagine, the store was packed to the hilt and there was a Lumia 800 shaped cake to go along with the festivities.

Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 Now On Sale In India, First Lot Of Owners Get A Free XBOX 360

The icing on the cake was that those who had pre-orded their devices at that particular store, walked away with a free XBOX 360 along with their shiny new Lumia 800. To top that, Nokia has also invited Tennis star Sania Mirza over for the sales kick-off.

Officially, the Lumia 800 priced at 29,999 and the 710 at a cool Rs. 18,999 but I suspect that the market operating price would be slightly less.

I quite like the Lumia 800, and you can find my hands on here. The Lumia 710 being 11,000 INR cheaper than the Lumia 800 presents a lot of value for money, specially because it has much of the same internals and processing power as its elder sibling; hands on here.

Here are a few pictures from the launch, our friends at ZCJ have a bunch more.

Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 Now On Sale In India, First Lot Of Owners Get A Free XBOX 360

Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 Now On Sale In India, First Lot Of Owners Get A Free XBOX 360

Are you planning on picking up either of these devices anytime soon?

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Nokia Lumia 710 Hands On

The Lumia 710 is the more affordable of the Windows Phone smartphones that were announced at Nokia World. The candybar device will ship in black and white for an unsubsidized price of 270 Euros, before taxes. It packs a 5 Megapixel Camera with a LED flash, a 3.7″ CBD LCD display, and weighs in at 126 grams.

On the inside, its similar to the Lumia 800, packing a 1.4 Ghz Qualcomm MSM8255 (WCDMA) processor with 512 MB of RAM. Another interesting thing about the Lumia 710 is that swappable back covers make a comeback to Nokia devices. So you can have a black or white Lumia 710 with backs ranging from blue, yellow, pink and a few other colours.

Another remarkable aspect of the device is that instead of the usual capacitive Windows Phone buttons at the bottom, the 710 has physical buttons. I am not a huge fan of these as to my mind they detract from the seamless touch experience. That said, you will probably get used to them very quickly.

Like the Lumia 800, the 710 ships with Nokia Drive, Nokia’s free in-car navigation app pre-installed. Also present is he Mix Radio functionality which lets you stream playlists based on genre for free and even save them for offline listening.

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All in all, the Lumia 710 is presents a fairly compelling proposition if you are looking for a speedy mid range smartphone, and if you like Windows Phone, the Lumia 710 could quite easily be one of the better options out there. We’ll be covering the Lumia 710 in more detail in the future, for now here’s my hands on video from Nokia World.

Looking for the Lumia 800? Find all the coverage including unboxing, hands on video and pictures, a beautiful picture gallery, Camera and  video samples and finally an in-depth look.