Europeans, the Lumia 800 will be available in white starting later this month, according to Nokia. If you don’t know much about the Lumia 800, that’s understandable because you can’t really buy it in the US. Nokia claims it will release an unlocked model intended for US carriers soon. The only way you can get it is through Nokia’s Web site or other online means.
The Lumia 800 was first unveiled back in October. Along with the Lumia 710, it marks Nokia’s first foray into Windows Phone. The company is putting its weight behind Microsoft’s smartphone operating system, shunning Google’s Android, which is the preferred multiplatform OS for most smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola, and HTC.
There haven’t been any actual announcements, but we hope that the Lumia 900 will come in white as well. The phone is basically a larger Lumia 800, but it will be launched on AT&T in March. We played around with the Lumia 900 at CES and liked what we saw.
White seems to be the new black for smartphones these days. Since late 2011, almost every major model has announced or been released in white as well as silver, black, or gray. This is likely due to the success of the white iPhone 4 and 4S as well as other devices like the HTC Radar 4G.