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The limited edition Dark Knight Rises Nokia Lumia 800

By on 22 December 2011 in Gadgets

The limited edition Dark Knight Rises Nokia Lumia 800
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What’s cooler than the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises? Well, if the prologue is anything to go by, not much, it seems. However, this extremely limited edition Nokia Lumia 800 comes pretty darn close.

The sexy, matt black finish has a precision etched Bat logo on the reverse of the case (which is also featured on the protective rubberized case,) a screensaver featuring Batman’s latest screen foe, Bane, and it also contains some unique content on its The Dark Knight Rises homescreen tile.

Only 40 of these extremely special phones have been released to mark the partnership with Nokia and Warner Brothers, so getting hold of one will be harder than deciphering what Bane is saying.

However, the Nokia Lumia 800 sans Bat logo is currently available and we have to say it’s a remarkable piece of technology.

Until recently, Nokia were arguably not having the best of luck in the world of the smartphone. A protracted legal battle with Apple over accusations of appropriated patents hasn’t helped matters, neither has the near market dominance of the near ubiquitous iPhone.

However, their latest handset could prove to be something of a reversal of fortune for Nokia, with the Lumia 800 providing a Windows based alternative to the iPhone and giving those among us who desire to be seen with something a little different the chance to assert our individuality.

But the Lumia 800 isn’t just Microsoft’s answer to the iPhone. Certainly, for those who have used an iPhone, the feel and the functionality will seem strangely familiar, although this only serves to make the transition from Apple to Nokia all the easier.

However, it is not in the similarities but in the differences that the Lumia distinguishes itself. Unquestionably, this is a prettier phone than it’s major competitor. It is slicker, more sophisticated and, dare we say, more polished than the iPhone 4 (if only Apple had stuck to the styling of the 3.)

The screen is simply gorgeous, silky to the touch and slightly raised from the body of the handset, making it easy to use. The screen resolution is like nothing else. This is all thanks to the ClearBlack screen technology that reduces reflections, enables excellent viewing angles and improves the visual image quality, especially when outdoors. The blacks are truly inky-black, which further enhances the contrast of the display, making sharing pictures or watching video much easier and all the more enjoyable.

The body is made from a single piece of injection-moulded polycarbonate plastic, which looks and feels like metal, but is, in fact, much more durable and scratch resistant. The polycarbonate body also acts as an antenna, meaning your calls and internet browsing are far less likely to drop out.

The Lumia’s Windows UI is simple and intuitive to use, with beautiful typography and bold graphics making navigating second nature.

Some of the other great features of the phone include Nokia Mix Radio, which allows you to stream music mixes and download them to be played offline. This feature also allows access to more than15 million songs and, unlike some other third-party music streaming apps, Nokia Music is absolutely free and ready to be used straight out of the box.

Another built-in feature is Nokia Drive, which gives you access to full satellite navigation services, again without costing a penny.

The Lumia also continues Nokia’s excellent track record with its camera technology, utilising an 8MP Carl Zeiss lens with 720p HD-recording at 30fps.

The Lumia 800 was turned around in record time, with just six months between the partnership with Microsoft being signed and the Lumia’s launch. With that in mind, it is truly staggering that they managed to produce such a finely-balanced handset that seamlessly blends ergonomic design with technological functionality.

Whilst you might not be able to access the special content and receive exclusive The Dark Knight Rises updates on your regular Nokia Lumia, that shouldn’t stop you from rushing out to get one. As for us lucky folk at Prodigal Towers, well, we won’t have to. This super limited Nokia Lumia 800 is already in our possession. M’wahahahahaha!

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The limited edition Dark Knight Rises Nokia Lumia 800

The Lumia 800 was turned around in record time, with just six months between the partnership with Microsoft being signed and the Lumia’s launch. With that in mind, it is truly staggering that they managed to produce such a finely-balanced handset that seamlessly blends ergonomic design with technological functionality.

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Ben is our resident screenwriter, that’s right, a real-life movie screenwriter. If we hadn’t captured him, drugged him and locked him in the basement here at Prodigal Towers, right now he’d be living the Hollywood dream that should rightfully be his, ensconced in a John Lautner house in Malibu. But don’t feel sorry for him. More fool him for drinking that spiked Martini in the first place.

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  • Chris I

    Did y’all take the package from in front of the door belonging to Warner executive who lives down the hall?

    • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

      We never reveal our methods…

  • Charles

    “The polycarbonate body also acts as an antenna”

    You might need to explain here how something made of plastic (a well known insulator) can act as a channel for concentrating electromagnetic fields.

    “The blacks are truly inky-black, which further enhances the contrast of the display, making sharing pictures or watching video much easier and all the more enjoyable.”

    I don’t follow how having inkier blacks makes it easier to share pictures. Could you explain?

    “The Lumia 800 was turned around in record time, with just six months between the partnership with Microsoft being signed and the Lumia’s launch.”

    Strictly, that’s true about the signing of the partnership, but the partnership itself was announced in February, and the phones didn’t appear until November. 10 – 2 = 8 last time I looked. But you’re not incorrect about the signing/release thing. Just pushing things slightly.

    • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

      Welcome to the geeky world of gadget reviews, Dublo.

      Tough crowd…