Globe, in partnership with Nokia, have just taken the first step for all Nokia Lumia kind here in the Philippines – as they have just launched the Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7.5 device just slightly ahead of competing telcos and of the manufacturer’s unlocked offerings. The new Windows Phone is one of the first from the Finnish mobile phone maker, and is considered their highest model from their first batch of WP7 devices. From what we understand, Globe has got the exclusive rights to have the Lumia 800 in plan form so you won’t find it from competing network providers. You can get it for free on their Unlisurf Plan 1799, or with a little bit of an outlay with plans below it.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is no stranger to us of course, and we recommend you check out our (pretty epic) video unboxing of the device back in January here. Its taken a while to get here, but at least it was worth the wait. The phone packs a 1.4Ghz processor, 3.7 AMOLED screen with ClearBlack technology, 8MP camera with Dual LED flash (no front facing though), 720p video recording, and the usual host of smartphone features. Of course, we’ve all seen Windows Phone before, but the Lumia 800 is popular because of its polycarbonate unibody design (similar to the N9) and choice of colors. Nokia Windows Phones also come with Nokia Drive software, which worked pretty well the last time we tried it in the Philippines.
With this launch, we can finally say that the Nokia (Lumia) Windows Phones have finally arrived. We’ve been waiting a year and some change, but thankfully its here and Nokia’s new mobile OS bet is now in full swing. Globe wears the Lumia 800 proudly and should be a good choice when looking out for that next phone – Windows Phone or other. No prepaid units were declared though, so it looks like you’ll need to get on their postpaid plans. For more details, check out Globe’s page on the Lumia 800 here.