Review: Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile USA
The Lumia 710 runs Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango.” The user interface and menu systems have not been altered at all by Nokia, though Nokia and T-Mobile have added a few of their own services (more on those later).
The unlock screen includes notifications placed at the bottom that let you see in an instant what new missed calls, emails, and messages you may have received. They are easy to jump into once you unlock the phone.
The home screen is made up of dynamic, updating Live Tiles with content that changes throughout the day. These tiles — some active, some static — are applications, folders, tools, that are pinned to the main home screen, where they can be seen and interacted with.
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The interface of Windows Phone, which Microsoft calls Metro, requires you to swipe your finger to the left to discover more content/info in most apps/menus you happen to be using. For example, swipe to the left from the home screen, and you go into the main menu. The main menu is where all the applications, settings, and other tools are stored. The main menu is a simple alphabetical list of all the services, applications, and settings tools. It cannot be rearranged or modified.
Most individual apps can be adjusted in their own they, though it isn't entirely obvious. In most apps, you may notice three little dots in the bottom right-hand corner. Press them to pull up that particular app's settings tools to make adjustments. Mango includes fast app switching, which some might call multitasking. Press and hold the back button, and you'll see a collection of all the recent applications you've used laid out in a row like playing cards on the screen. Simply pick the app you want to return to, and you'll jump directly there. It mimics webOS to a small extent.
The 710 has a 1.4GHz processor and had absolutely no performance problems. It was fast across the board. All applications, screen transitions, and so on were quick and smooth.
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