Review: Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile USA
The Zune application is the default music and video content player. As noted in our previous Windows Phone reviews, the Zune app is interactive and graphically rich. The player interface itself is easy to navigate and use, and the on-screen controls make interacting with your tunes and videos easy. One of my favorite features of the Zune app is its connection to the Zune Marketplace. You can choose to have it pull down info about your artists, and provides suggestions on other music services you might use. It's cool stuff for the music fan.
Slacker Radio is also preinstalled for those who prefer to stream their mobile music. If you're interested in music services beyond Zune and Slacker, you can find plenty in the Marketplace.
Pretty much everything I said about the music experience applies to the video experience, as well, since they are part of the same Hub.
The 710 also ships with Netflix for renting/watching movies and the T-Mobile TV application. The T-Mobile TV app costs $9.99 after a free 30-day trial, and offers TV shows and other content. In stark contrast to the app's behavior on Android devices, T-Mobile TV absolutely flies on the 710 and works perfectly. The user interface has been overhauled a bit and it is easier to sort through and find content. TV content starts streaming fairly quickly, though the resolution is lower than what I'd like it to be.
Here's a photo gallery of everything that happened at Nokia World day one keynote. Nokia unveiled the Lumia 800 and 710; and the Asha 303, 300, 201, and 200.
Phone Scoop goes hands on with the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smartphones from Nokia: the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710
Dec 14, 2011
T-Mobile today announced that it will sell the Nokia Lumia 710 starting January 11 for $49.99 after rebate with a new contract. The device is the first Nokia Windows Phone Mango product to officially be sold in the U.S.
Oct 26, 2011
Nokia today announced the Lumia 710, a new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device that targets the middle of the smartphone market. Custom Nokia software installed includes the new Nokia Drive app, ESPN Hub, and Nokia Music streaming application.
Feb 6, 2013
T-Mobile USA confirmed to TmoNews that its version of the Nokia Lumia 710 will not be updated to Windows Phone 7.8. When Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 in June 2012, Nokia initially pledged to update all its Lumia phones to WP7.8.