The Nokia Lumia 710, codenamed Sword, could land on T-Mobile in early 2012 running Windows Phone Mango
T-Mobile and Nokia have just announced that a special event will be held the night of December 14th, promising "something exciting in the works." The "something exciting" is likely the first Nokia Windows Phone rumored to hit the United States, the Nokia Lumia 710.
Nokia has repeatedly said it will introduce Windows Phone devices in the U.S. market in early 2012. The speculation was that Nokia would use the Consumer Electronics Show in January as a launching pad for the devices. Nokia has reportedly been in talks with T-Mobile USA, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless.
As far as specs go, the Lumia 710 is packing a 3.7-inch 800x480 ClearBlack LCD, 1.4GHz processor, and a 1,300mAh battery. The device of course runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and has a brilliant 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video capture.
Regardless of what Nokia unveils, the event will likely mark Nokia's latest attempt to get back into the U.S. market. After years of languishing with phones on an aging operating system, Nokia is back. Whether they find success here, however, is a completely different matter.
The December 14th event, where we'll be in attendance, is almost here, so stay tuned. We'll find out more on Nokia and T-Mobile's plans next Wednesday.