It seems clear that Nokia's given Windows Phone its purdiest, sturdiest hardware to date, by far, which is welcome news for Microsoft and WP fans. But reading down the spec sheet makes Lumia feel like a partial answer to a modest prayer; there's nothing here, other than maybe the Lumia 800's camera, that sets it apart from any other handset on any other platform. If anything, it lags behind, especially given its 2012 release date.


But as Apple has shown with iPhone after iPhone, specs and performance are two very different things. Which is why we can't wait to check these out in person, and see if they've got the moves to match the shimmer.