Cracking Open the Nokia Lumia 800: Pricing
U.S carriers aren't subsidizing the phone's cost, so buyers will pay full price. An unlocked, European version of the Lumia 800 is priced at $585 U.S (420 euros). The phone supports WCDMA/HSPA+ 850/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. It will work on both AT&T and T-Mobile's networks, but T-Mobile users will be restricted to EDGE.
For a detailed analysis of the teadown, check out my article and video, Nokia Lumia 800 Teardown: Skip it, wait for Lumia 900.
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I have been told by my mobile network that the Lumia 800 is beyond economical repair due to the pins being bent/broken on the charger port/usb connector. Any ideas why this is? Is it not a module that can be replaced or can it be soldered? I am thinking of just buying one with a broken screen off Ebay and putting my screen into it. Any advise on this appreciated...
In order to change the case you need to remove all the parts inside. For a complete disassembly in full 1080p search for 'lumia 800 disassembly' on YouTube, Enjoy :-)