Nokia 8800

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Nokia 8800/8801
Compatible networksEDGE/GPRS/GSM
900/1800/1900 MHz
(8801: 850/1800/1900 MHz)
Availability by region2005
PredecessorNokia 8910i
SuccessorNokia 8600 Luna[1][2][3][4]
RelatedNokia 8 Sirocco
Form factorSlider
Dimensions107 x 45 x 16.5 mm
(4.2 x 1.8 x 0.6 inches)
Mass134 grams (4.8 ounces)
Operating systemNokia Series 40
Memory64 MB internal NAND flash memory
BatteryLi-ion, 600 mAh
DisplayTFT, 208 x 208 px, 262,144 colors
Rear cameraSVGA (800 x 600 px)

The Nokia 8800 (pronounced eighty-eight-hundred) is a luxury mobile phone produced by Nokia, based on the Nokia Series 40 operating system. The 8800 features a stainless-steel housing with a scratch-resistant screen and has a weight of 134 grams.[1][2] According to Nokia, the 8800's "sophisticated slide mechanism uses premium ball bearings crafted by the makers of bearings used in high performance cars".[5]

The Nokia 8800 was first introduced on 7 April 2005[6] and was commercially available in the United Kingdom in October 2005 on the O2 mobile phone network. The Nokia 8801 was introduced in North America and uses the frequencies predominant in North America of 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. In most respects the Nokia 8801 is identical to the Nokia 8800 other than the use of 850/1800/1900 MHz rather than 900/1800/1900 MHz on the Nokia 8800.[3][7]


  • Screen protected by scratch-resistant glass window.
  • Integrated SVGA camera, with Video recording (H.263 QCIF format) and streaming.[8]
  • Active TFT display with 256K colors (208 x 208 pixels) with 3D image engine for enhanced graphics.
  • Digital music player; can play MP3 and AAC audio.
  • Device-to-device synchronization.[4]
  • Sliding keypad and screen with bi-stable spring mechanism and ball bearing tracks.
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
  • Built-in FM radio.
  • Can access EDGE networks.[1][2][7]

The ringtones were composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.[2]

The 8800 comes with two BL-5X (600 mAh) batteries, with a manufacturer-specified talk time of up to 1.5–3 hours or up to 8 days standby time per battery.[2][8] However, users found this was very optimistic and most users have to charge their phone several times a day.

Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition[edit]

The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition (88 redesigned fascia and in "gold" and "queen black", was released in 2006. This version of the phone has a 2-megapixel camera and slightly updated keypad layout. The phone chassis was slightly modified to include the upgraded 700mAH BP-6X battery. It features ringtones composed by renowned electronic musician Brian Eno, who also composed the Windows 95 startup sound.[9]

In early 2007 Nokia released the 24ct gold plated version of the 8800 Sirocco, which became the most expensive phone (RRP $2049.00) in Nokia's catalogue of cell phone models up until the newest generation of mobile phones.[citation needed]

The Sirocco namesake was later used by HMD Global in 2018 for the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco phone.

Nokia 8800 Arte Edition (8800e)[edit]

The Nokia 8800 Arte is an updated version of the 8800. It features a 2.0 inch scratch resistant OLED screen, a 3.15 MP camera with autofocus, and comes in four different models:

Model Body Internal Memory
Original Arte stainless steel and is only available in black 1 GB
Sapphire Arte stainless steel, leather and a sapphire stone replacing the navigation button 1 GB
Carbon Arte stainless steel, carbon fibre and titanium 4 GB
Gold Arte 18K gold-plated body 4 GB

As with previous editions, it continues the trend of having ringtones composed by popular electronic artists, with the ringtones being composed by Austrian downtempo duo Kruder & Dorfmeister.[10] Visuals were created by Fritz Fitzke.


  1. ^ a b c Nokia 8800, review, Bonnie Cha, CNET, September 6, 2005. Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e Nokia 8800, review, Juniper Foo, CNET Asia, July 18, 2005. Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Nokia 8801 / 8800, Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Nokia 8800, technical specifications, Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  5. ^ "The latest Nokia phones and accessories | Nokia Phones US".
  6. ^ "Nokia 8800 and 8801 - Mobile Gazette - Mobile Phone News".
  7. ^ a b Nokia slides out 8800, 8801 luxury phones Archived 2008-02-26 at the Wayback Machine, Jørgen Sundgot, infoSync World, April 7, 2005. Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  8. ^ a b Nokia 8800 Data Sheet, Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  9. ^ Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, Juniper Foo, CNET Asia, October 2, 2006. Accessed on line December 6, 2007.
  10. ^ Dhiram (November 13, 2007). "Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte for stylish Nokia fans". Luxurylaunches.

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