An unfortunate error plagued the release of Nokia’s new flagship phone, the Lumia 800. This smartphone is the first product to have arrived from the partnership between the Finnish phone manufacturer and Microsoft, whose Windows Phone 7 operating system is installed on the device. Within days of the phone’s India launch, owners of the Lumia 800 began to report problems with the battery. Some units, although not all, are incapable of charging to full capacity. This is a software issue, rather than a problem with the battery or phone hardware itself.
Customers who noticed their new purchase experiencing this glitch were told by Nokia that they could replace the phones at no additional cost. Spokespeople from the company have expressed the opinion that the impact on India will be minimal, as the phones had only just started to ship when the glitch was identified. They will also be releasing a software upgrade in January that they feel will sufficiently rectify the issue, so that those willing to wait for a solution do not have to go through the hassle of acquiring a new handset.
In spite of the problems that have plagued this recent batch of Nokia phones, the Finnish manufacturer refuse to be cowed and are going ahead with the planned release of their next Windows Phone model, the Lumia 900. Leaked information regarding this newer handset surfaced on the internet earlier this month, including an image revealing what it will look like. It is expected that Nokia will showcase the device for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Rumours also suggest that the Lumia 900 may be running the latest update to the Windows Phone operating system, known as Tango, a second update to the Windows Phone 7 OS that was upgraded to Mango this September.