Nokia 800 named Mobile of the Year by What Mobile [UPDATED]

18 November, 2011

Update, November 22: It turns out that Nokia Conversations overstated the award given to the Nokia Lumia 800. It did win an award - the Editor's Choice award - but the Phone of the Year is the Android-running Samsung Galaxy S II, which also walked away with the Best Phone for Multimedia.

The iPhone 4 (not 4S) snatched What Mobile's Best Touchscreen Phone (how this doesn't overlap with the Galaxy S II, which also has a touchscreen we don't know) and also the Best Phone for Business. Apple won the Best Manufacturer award and its iPad 2 was chosen as Best Tablet.

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The originally posted (and incorrect) news follows.

The Nokia Lumia 800 has been on sale in the UK for only two days now, but Brit magazine What Mobile awarded the Windows Phone handset the Mobile of the Year title.

The award was voted on by the magazine's readers during the month of October - before they even get to touch the Nokia Lumia 800. They must really be excited about the new handset.

Here's what Richard Melville, editor at What Mobile, had to say about the Nokia 800:

ďItís no secret that Nokia make great phones but with a new Windows Phone Mango operating system, great design and a competitive price, the Lumia 800 feels like real innovation for smartphones and, importantly, one thatís cool enough to attract everyone from gadget geeks to casual, fashion conscious phone users.Ē

To find out the winners of other categories in the What Mobile Awards 2011 ballot, you can read the magazine that comes out on November 24.

The award sounds all fishy, but it may be just us. Voting for a phone you've never seen in person? Now that's beyond us. Plus we hardly see the "real innovation" in the Lumia 800 that the magazine editor speaks of. We guess, it's one of those things.

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