Review: Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile USA
The Lumia 710 is a solid smartphone from Nokia and a good addition to the ranks of Windows Phone devices. My only really quibbles with the 710 are the crummy buttons. Otherwise the hardware performs as it's supposed to. Phone calls, in particular, were excellent on the 710 and it was a strong performer on T-Mobile's network in the NYC area. Battery life scored well and the 710 exhibited zippy performance all around.
The Mango software from Microsoft is a solid operating system and offers a cleaner-looking alternative to the likes of Android. The additions from Nokia — notably ESPN and Nokia Drive — represent a good start for Nokia's potential in the Windows Phone space, but Nokia will have to do more with the ESPN Hub to impress me.
Add to these pros a solid-performing camera and video camera, immersive entertainment options, a good browser, and powerful communications tool, and you have the most-usable smartphone I've ever seen from Nokia.
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At $50, it's a bargain and probably outperforms Android phones at that price point. Will T-Mobile customers see the light and choose the Lumia? They should.
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.