Yesterday Nokia has revealed its Windows Phone 7 line up with the Lumia 800 dubbed as the first real Windows Phone. Despite close collaboration with Microsoft, there isn’t any significant Nokia-exclusive features except for a couple of apps such as Nokia Drive and MixRadio.
So how does it compare spec by spec with HTC? We’ve compiled a comparison above against Nokia’s latest Lumias & N9 for reference. Earlier last month, they have announced the HTC Radar and Titan. The HTC Radar is currently available in Malaysia for RM1,399.
Tentatively it looks like Nokia is giving a pass on Malaysia for the latest Lumia devices which will make its Asian debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore at the end of this year. So if you’re planning to get one, you might have to wait until early 2012. The estimated pricing is about RM1117 for the Lumia 710 and RM1830 for the Lumia 800 before shipping and taxes.
If you are planning to get a Windows Phone 7 Mango smart phone, would you wait for Nokia?
Don’t forget to check out our previous Smart Phone comparison.
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So you’ve waiting this long to see what magical amazingness Apple will bring with its new iPhone. A large number of you, us included, was hoping for a revolutionary device with a radically new design and out-of-this world features.
Unfortunately, we were all desperately disappointed. The world waited for a completely new iPhone, instead Apple gave us an iPhone 4 rehash and called it “the most amazing iPhone yet”. While amazing, the iPhone 4S is not, many are still wondering if it is a worthwhile buy.
“Should I upgrade to the new iPhone 4S?” that’s the question we get asked the most. While for fanboys, the answer is pretty obvious, those with a less emotional attachment to the Apple brand will want to know what device — irrespective of brand and OS — will give them the biggest bang for the buck.
The question is an understandable one, and for good reason. Let’s not forget, the iPhone 4 blew us all away. The all-glass shell, the crisp Retina Display, active noise cancellation and a few other features were all cutting edge way back when the iPhone 4 broke cover. Even by today’s standard, the iPhone 4 can still be considered contemporary. With the iPhone 4S, Apple brought some much needed enhancements to ensure the iPhone remained competitive against very capable and higher specced competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation.
However, considering the 18-month gap between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the new features are barely enough to keep up with the blistering pace of mobile phone developments. By the end of the year, the iPhone 4S will be overshadowed by faster, more powerful devices running not just Android but Windows Phone as well.
So, should you upgrade to the iPhone 4S?
Yes, the headline totally rhymed and it was deliberate. It’s cute!
Anyway…what did we tell you about Windows Phone Mango? It’s going to be something to look forward to even if you’re an Apple maniac. Here’s another video on what you can look forward to with the new Windows Phone 7 release — video chat with Tango — shown here working on the soon to be released HTC Titan which features a titanic 4.7-inch display.
For those who don’t know Tango is a video chat client that works across platform, so iPhone users can call Android users. Unlike FaceTime on the iPhone and iPad, Tango can work on a 3G connection (though a solid WiFi connection would give better video quality). The developers behind Tango is also working on a PC version as well and that’s great.
Tango for Windows Phone looks polished and well-design but it’s weird that Microsoft didn’t show off video chat on its mobile platform using Skype which Microsoft owns.
Speaking about rhymes, did you know that that the Windows Phone version that’s coming after Mango is called Tango? Now you know.
HTC has revealed two new WP7 smart phones – HTC Titan and the HTC Radar. Both devices come with latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and existing HTC WP7 devices is said to be getting Mango update starting from mid this month.
While Windows Phone 7 has yet to gain traction even after Nokia’s commitment to the platform, HTC’s latest offering hopes to keep it on par with the likes of Android and iOS with newer hardware and design.
More details of the 2 new devices after the break.