Some Lumia 800, 710 Models Shipped With Unlocked Bootloaders

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Lumia 800, 710 Models Shipped With Unlocked Bootloaders

Lumia 800, 710 Models Shipped With Unlocked Bootloaders

A select few Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 units were shipped with unlocked Qualcomm bootloaders instead of the locked Nokia versions, according to reports.

When a device with such an unlocked bootloader was connected to a Linux computer a Qualcomm storage device popped up, basically allowing full reads and writes to the NAND. “That means you can actually write data to the device, allowing custom ROMs and more”, like interop unlocked ones. Of course, there are risks of bricking your phone which would not be covered by warranty. However, if you are interested in the topic, check out the XDA Developers thread in the source link below and drop us a few lines if you’re among the lucky few with an unlocked bootloader on your Lumia.

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White Nokia Lumia 900 Launching in the UK via Phones4U on April 27

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White Nokia Lumia 900 Launching in the UK via Phones4U on April 27

White Nokia Lumia 900 Launching in the UK via Phones4U on April 27

After successfully launching the LTE version of Lumia 900 in the Unites States via AT&T, Nokia is now preparing for the global release of the international variant.

Although various third-party retailers listed the smartphone and confirmed they are taking pre-orders for the device, none offered an exact release date and a convenient price.

Today, UK-based retailer Phones4U announced that the white-themed Nokia Lumia 900 will be exclusively available through its official channels starting April 27.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise at all as the retailer already own exclusivity over white versions of Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, so customers who want this particular color for their phones should head over to Phones4U online store.

Other retailers in the country announced they will offer the black and cyan variants of the Lumia 900. Phones4U also confirmed the while Lumia 900 will be available for free with a new two-year agreement from £36 ($57) monthly.

In addition, customers who pre-order the Lumia 900 in white will also receive a fee Nokia Play 360° wireless speaker. It is also worth mentioning Phones4U will also offer the black version of Lumia 900 for those who prefer classic colors.

Obviously, the international version of Lumia 900 will be delivered without LTE support instead it will offer users HSPA+ (42Mpbs) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps).

The rest of the features are similar to the AT&T’s version, so expect this one to come with the same impressive 8-megapixel rear photo snapper that features Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, dual-LED flash and HD (720p) video recording.

Furthermore, Lumia 900 sports a stunning 4.3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating. The phone’s display is based on Nokia’s ClearBlack technology.

On the inside, the smartphone is packed with a 1.4 GHz single core CPU, 16GB of internal memory and 512 MB of RAM.

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China Telecom and Nokia launch first CDMA Windows Phone Nokia 800C in China

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Nokia 800C, CDMA Windows Phone

Nokia 800C, CDMA Windows Phone

Today China Telecom and Nokia announced the Nokia 800C, the first CDMA Windows Phone inChinaand Nokia’s first Lumia phone for the world’s largest smartphone market. The Nokia 800C combines head-turning design and the fastest way to connect to the people, places and things that matter most, in an experience uniquely tailored for people inChinaon the country’s leading 3G network.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Lands in Australia on March 1 via Optus

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Nokia Lumia 800 Lands in Australia on March 1 via Optus

Nokia Lumia 800 Lands in Australia on March 1 via Optus

Optus, Telstra and Vodafone have already confirmed plans to carry the Nokia Lumia 800 in Australia. However, neither offered pricing options and release dates for the Windows Phone device.

Today, major carrier Optus announced it would offer the Lumia 800 on March 1 to all customers who pre-ordered the smartphone online.

The carrier also detailed all pricing options for Lumia 800, so customers who want to purchase the handset know what to expect and set their budgets accordingly.

Nokia Lumia 800 will be available for free on Optus $49 cap over 24 months, which will net subscribers no less than $550 worth of calls and texts, along with 1.5GB of mobile data and unlimited access to most popular social networking services, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, Foursquare and MySpace.

The smartphone will also be available on four different plan caps, $19, $29, $59 and $79. In addition, Optus will also offer the Lumia 800 on two Timeless plans, the $99 and $129.

It is also worth mentioning that Optus will offer the first two months of access for free to all customers who purchase the smartphone on any of the two Timeless plans, or $59 and $79 cap plans.

Nokia Lumia 800 will be available in four colors: cyan, magenta, white and black. Telstra and Vodafone will also offer the smartphone at some point, for a price that will be disclosed closer to launch.

In the same news, Optus also confirmed it would sell the entry-level Nokia Lumia 710 in Australia, along with Virgin Mobile, though there are no details on price tags and release dates.

Nokia Lumia 800 will be the first Windows Phone device launched by the Finnish handset maker in Australia. The Mango-based smartphone packs a 1.4 GHz single-core processor, a brilliant 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen, 16GB of internal memory and 512MB of RAM.

Via: Softpedia