Nokia Lumia 800 high-end big brother coming soon
On a day that sees the Nokia Lumia 800 launch to expectant, and excited, Nokia fans, it's been reported that the head of Nokia France, Paul Amsellem, has let slip of a future higher-end Nokia Lumia handset.
Speaking with French paper, LesEchos, the Nokia boss was explaining how Nokia was hoping to boost its share of the French market to somwhere near its 2009 share of 25 per cent; currently the French Nokia smartphone market share stands at 16 per cent.
Whilst doing this, excitement clearly got the better of him, when he made an analogy of the Lumia 800 being like a BMW 5 series, and suggesting there will be a 7 series coming soon.
"It’s just the equivalent of the BMW 5 Series. We will soon have a full range with a Series 7 and Series 3."
Presumably the Series 3 comes in the guise of the Nokia Lumia 710.
There have been rumours flying around for a while regarding a third Nokia Lumia handset, called the Nokia Ace, and likely specs include a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, 8-megapixel AutoFocus camera with Carl Zeiss lens, 1.4Ghz single core processor, HSPA+ connectivity for faster surfing and downloading, 16GB of storage and an 1800mAh battery.
From what we've seen of the Nokia Lumia 800, it's the screen that really stands out, so we're hoping that the larger screens size of this possible new Lumia doesn't affect the quality too much.
As a rather interesting aside Amsellem also confirmed that Nokia will have a tablet running Windows 8 by June 2012. So Nokia is definitely planning on moving into the tablet market. This could be Nokia's big chance in producing a very stylish product that might attract a whole new customer base to a brand new OS.
Will you be getting your hands on a Lumia 800 on launch day? Let us know in the comments.