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Nokia Lumia 800 goes on sale in UK from £26 per month

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From 8am tomorrow morning (November 16th) the Nokia Lumia 800 goes on sale in the UK and five other European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands). In the UK, it is available on contract from £26 a month, PAYG for £400 and SIM-free for £469. For the launch of its first Windows Phone device, Nokia has seeded more demo units and trained more retail staff than any other launch in its history. Tomorrow is a big day for the Finnish company.

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Ewan takes the Nokia Lumia 800 to LA and back - part 4

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Three times a year, Ewan Spence heads out for a major tech event. And we do like to kit him out with something fairly cutting edge, to put the smartphone through its paces in a way that might not be possible staying at home. All tinged with Ewan's own unique take on life and expectations. In this, the final (bumper length!) part 4 of a video diary from BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles, he reports on day four with the Nokia Lumia 800, running Windows Phone Mango, in which he rounds up whether it met his expectations, looking at both hardware and software/apps.

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Ewan takes the Nokia Lumia 800 to LA and back - part 3

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Three times a year, Ewan Spence heads out for a major tech event. And we do like to kit him out with something fairly cutting edge, to put the smartphone through its paces in a way that might not be possible staying at home. All tinged with Ewan's own unique take on life and expectations. In this, part 3 of a video diary from BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles, he reports on day three with the Nokia Lumia 800, running Windows Phone Mango, in which he gets first impressions from noted bloggers live, on camera.

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Ewan takes the Nokia Lumia 800 to LA and back - part 2

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Three times a year, Ewan Spence heads out for a major tech event. And we do like to kit him out with something fairly cutting edge, to put the smartphone through its paces in a way that might not be possible staying at home. All tinged with Ewan's own unique take on life and expectations. In this, part 2 of a short video diary from BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles, he reports on day two with the Nokia Lumia 800, running Windows Phone Mango, in which he gets reactions from attendees, tries out the social networking and answers a question about connectivity in the USA.

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Nokia Maps in action on all Windows Phones

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Revealed in one of the launch videos for the Nokia Lumia 800 were screens of the generic Nokia Maps for Windows Phone, the software that will be made available to all Windows Phone licensees as part of the agreement between Nokia and Microsoft. We've shown the relevant images below, along with the full video - suffice it to say that Nokia Maps is effectively Bing Maps on steroids, but keeping away from the real time sat-nav features of Nokia Drive.

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Ewan takes the Nokia Lumia 800 to LA and back - part 1

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Three times a year, Ewan Spence heads out for a major tech event. And we do like to kit him out with something fairly cutting edge, to put the smartphone through its paces in a way that might not be possible staying at home. All tinged with Ewan's own unique take on life and expectations. In this, part 1 of a short video diary from BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles, he reports on day one with the Nokia Lumia 800, running Windows Phone Mango.

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Q3 world phone stats, courtesy of IDC

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Figures are now in from IDC for the world phone market in Quarter 3, 2011, showing the market flattening in the USA and Western Europe as saturation sets in. However, the proportion of smartphones in the overall mix continues to rise. Nokia is still king in terms of sheer numbers, selling over a hundred million phones in the quarter, although Samsung is catching up relatively quickly. IDC's stats table is quoted below, though we don't yet have a breakdown of smartphone-only sales.

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Exclusive first look at Nokia Maps on Windows Phone

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One of Nokia's crown jewels in their software suite is Maps. Many have wondered where Nokia Maps will fit into the Lumia devices, as it will be one of the unique selling points of a Nokia Windows Phone. While Nokia Drive has been announced as available here at Nokia World with a focus on navigation and turn by turn directions. Nokia Maps will take a more social feel, highlighting personal favourites, points of interest and social interaction. And we've had an exclusive look at the latest beta.

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