We pretty much knew that the Nokia Lumia 710 would be announced by T-Mobile USA today. What we didn’t know was that the carrier won’t launch the smartphone until January next year – January 11 to be exact.
On that day, T-Mobile will start selling the Lumia 710 for $49.99 on contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate. The handset will be available in two color versions: black and white (the white version actually still has a black back cover).
The 710 is Nokia’s first Windows Phone device for the US market. T-Mobile and Nokia say it is “targeted at the nearly 150 million Americans who haven’t purchased their first smartphones.”
Since the handset has HSPA+ (14Mbps) connectivity, T-Mobile USA is marketing it as a 4G smartphone – it’s doing the same with the HTC Radar, which is its first Windows Phone Mango device, and costs $99.99 on contract.
Other features of T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 710 include: 3.7 inch ClearBlack WVGA scratch-resistant screen, Wi-Fi, GPS, Nokia Maps with free navigation, Netflix, T-Mobile TV, 5MP autofocus camera, and a 1.4GHz single-core processor.