Gather round, dear friends, for a tale of courage and heroism is about to unfold. Rising from a year’s worth of ashes, the Windows-powered Nokia Lumia 800 stands to rewrite Nokia’s potentially devastating fate, which is why Nokia dedicated eight whole minutes of video to its design process.
As I said, this isn’t a bite-sized clip so feel free to settle in and learn a little something about how Microsoft and Nokia came together. The video is actually quite interesting once you get past the numerous references to courage and bravery. (It’s a phone; not a bomb that needs to be diffused.) Still, Nokia has been in quite the crunch lately and has put nearly all their eggs in the Microsoft basket, so I guess the Lumia 800 is a bit of a life-or-death situation over in Finland after all.
In any case, I found the bits about the phone’s polycarbonate unibody interesting, as well as the collaboration between the Redmond folks and the Nokia designers. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is one OS I’m truly excited about, and I’d say the only thing missing from this video is a heartfelt proposition to developers. So I’ll ask instead:
Dear developers, please build some cool applications for Windows Phone 7 if you can. Thanks, Jordan.
NOKIA is a Finnish multinational communications corporation. It is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in converging Internet and communications industries. They make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Nokia is the owner of Symbian operation system and partially owns MeeGo operating system.