With Nokia finally announcing its first two Windows Phone handsets, it's time to see what the struggling cell phone giant is bringing to market and determine how it stacks up against the competition. Some aspects of the Windows Phone platform are, of course, set in stone--each must currently utilize a screen with an 800 x 480 resolution, for example, and include dedicated hardware buttons for Back, Home, Search, Camera, and Volume--but handset makers are able to differentiate in other ways. Here's a peek at the specifications of the just-announced Nokia Lumia 800 and 710.

Note: This isn't intended to be a complete specification comparison, but rather a look at those things that Nokia is using to differentiate their handsets, both from each other and from the competition.

Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia's high-end Windows Phone, with a superior AMOLED screen, a better camera with higher resolution and superior Carl Zeiss optics, and a professional, metallic fascia. Here's how the specs for this device look:

Processor: 1.4 GHz Single Core MSM8255 (WCDMA)

Display: 3.7 inch WVGA (800 x 480) AMOLED capacitive touch ClearBlack display with pinch zoom, 2.5D curved glass seamlessly integrated to unibody

RAM: 512 MB

Internal storage: 16 GB, non-expandable

Camera: 8 megapixel (3984 x 2992) auto-focus Carl Zeiss optics with LED flash, video capturing MPEG-4 720p @ 30 fps

Connectivity: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps), WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1

Sensors: A-GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, ALS

SIM: Micro SIM

Size/Weight: 116.5 mm x 61.2 mm x 12.1 mm (LxWxT) / 76.08 cc / 142 g

Colors: Black, cyan, magenta

Battery: 1450 mAh with talk time (GSM/WCDMA) up to 13 h/9.5h, standby time (GSM/WCDMA) up to 265h/up to 335 h, music playback up to 55 hours

What comes in the box: Nokia Lumia 800 handset, Nokia Fast USB Charger AC-16, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-185CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-902, soft cover color matched to phone, Quick Guide, User Guide and Product information leaflet

Want more? Download the Nokia Lumia 800 Data Sheet (PDF)

Nokia Lumia 710

The Nokia Lumia 710 is Nokia's mainstream, consumer-friendly Windows Phone, a white body and a detachable plastic back panel that can be replaced by a bright, color cover. Here's how the specs for this device look:

Processor: 1.4 GHz Single Core MSM8255 (WCDMA)

Display: 3.7 inch WVGA (800 x 480) TFT capacitive touch ClearBlack display with pinch zoom

RAM: 512 MB

Internal storage: 8 GB, non-expandable

Camera: 5 megapixel (2596 x 1460) auto-focus with LED flash, video capturing MPEG-4 720p @ 30 fps

Connectivity: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps), WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1

Sensors: A-GPS (and presumably Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, ALS)

SIM: Micro SIM

Size/Weight: 119 mm x 62.4 mm x 12.5 mm (LxWxT) / 81.1 cc / 125.5 g

Colors: Front: Black and white; Back: Black, white, cyan, fuchsia, yellow

Battery: 1300 mAh with talk time (GSM/WCDMA) up to 6.9 h/7.6h, standby time (GSM/WCDMA) up to 400h, music playback up to 38 hours

What comes in the box: Nokia Lumia 710 handset, Nokia AC-10 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Battery BP-3L, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208

Want more? Download the Nokia Lumia 710 Data Sheet (PDF)