Nokia announced its Windows Phone-based Lumia 710 a couple of months ago, and now, after being launched in Taiwan, the device is ready to be shipped to Europe, the U.S., India, Hong Kong, Russia and Singapore – at least that’s what Nokia has announced recently.
The SIM-free version of the Nokia Lumia 710 is expected to come to the UK in the beginning of January and to be soldfor €270 ($360), which is not as cheap as we hoped it to be, but still not as expensive as the elder sibling of the 710 – the Nokia Lumia 800 (sold for about $625). Anyway, if you still think €270 is too much for a mid-range WP-based smartphone, you can always find some good Nokia Lumia 710 deals with mobile operators in your neighborhood– they’ll most likely give you the phone for free with rather affordable monthly plans. Three UK has already confirmed they’ll start selling the phone in January and placed it on the coming soon page of their website; I guess other UK mobile operators will also announce the phone soon, and then the phone will head to other European countries.
As for the U.S., the Nokia Lumia 710 is going to be released there via T-Mobile, priced at $49 with a two-year contract, which will probably make the phone competitive to the huge number of Android phones that are so popular in the U.S. now. The exact release date of the phone in the states isn’t known yet, but, according to GSMArena, it’s expected to take place in the beginning of 2012, presumably on January 11.
The details of the release of the Nokia Lumia 710 in other countries aren’t known yet, but I guess Nokia will not make us wait for too long.
Though the Lumia 710 is classified as a mid-range phone, which is not as powerful as the Lumia 800, it still has a rather good 3.7-inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass. Its 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor with 512 MB RAM can’t be called a weak one, so the phone is expected to have a rather fast performance. The 5MP camera with auto-focus and LED-flask taking 2592х1944 pictures and 720p videos at 30fps is also a nice addition, along with all the connectivity features each modern smartphone has. Perhaps the only shortcoming of this phone is the absence of a microSD card slot, but the internal 8GB storage it has is perhaps enough for most users.
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