The new Windows 7 Smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 710 has been launched across the US by mobile carrier T-Mobile with a two-year agreement and has gone on sale today. The Smartphone is priced at $49.99 and is available in two colors- white or black.
The Lumia 710 1.4 GHz single core processor and runs on the Windows Phone 7 Mango mobile OS. It bears a 3.7-inch WVGA display screen. It features a five MP camera with 720p HD video recording, but there is no front facing camera unlike the Lumia 900 launched earlier by AT&T.
Some of the applications that come pre-loaded in the Lumia 710 are ESPN, Nokia Drive, and Nokia Music for audio streaming services and T-Mobile TV for streaming video. The combined effort of Nokia and Microsoft notwithstanding, Windows phones will find it difficult to compete against the likes of a hoard of Android gadgets in the market.
T-Mobile must do more for cause as now the 4G network LTE is not available and users will only get HSPA+ service. Windows phone lovers are waiting eagerly for the release of Lumia 800, which will be unblocked, and SIM-free and yes, the launch of Windows 8 for mobile devices.