The Nokia Lumia 800 has been cleared for sale in the US by the FCC, just a week after its little brother, the Lumia 710, was announced by T-Mobile. Of the two, the Lumia 800 is the more desirable model, thanks to its higher specification and sleek design, reminiscent of the doomed Nokia N9.
Spotted by AllThingsD, the filing unfortunately gives nothing away concerning when it’ll launch, or which network will carry it. When the Lumia 710 made its FCC appearance, it was accompanied by a manual and a handy photo, showing some T-Mobile branding.
The timing of the Lumia 800’s approval makes it likely we’ll see the device launch during Nokia’s CES 2012 press conference though. Invitations to their event started dropping through mailboxes earlier this week, and while they didn’t mention specific details, the style and use of Microsoft’s “Amazing Everyday” tagline made it obvious something Windows Phone-related would be shown off.
Nokia’s event isn’t shared with a network according to the invite, although the Lumia 800 has been previously linked to both AT&T and Verizon. There has also been talk of a 4G variant, and for the event to see the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 too.
The Lumia 800 has a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.4Ghz processor, an 8-megapixel camera and runs Windows Phone 7 Mango.