T-Mobile USA's Nokia Lumia 710 will be the first Nokia Windows Phone to launch in the U.S.
Just ahead of a joint Nokia/T-Mobile press event, T-Mobile USA has announced that it will sell the Nokia Lumia 710 starting January 11th for $49.99 with a new two-year contract. The device will be the first Nokia Windows Phone to officially be sold in the U.S.
The T-Mobile Lumia 710 will come preloaded with Nokia Drive, Microsoft Office Apps, The Weather Channel, ESPN, Netflix, and several other T-Mobile specific apps. The T-Mobile logo will also grace the bottom of the device right above the speaker.
As far as specs go, the Lumia 710 is packing a 3.7-inch 800x480 ClearBlack LCD, 1.4GHz processor, and a 1,300 mAh battery. The device of course runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and has a brilliant 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video capture. It will be available in either black or white.
T-Mobile USA also said that Windows Phone will play a large role in its smartphone lineup through 2012. Another Nokia device is certainly possible, but the carrier didn't have anything official to say just yet.
Either way, I'm sure we'll find out more at the event later today, where we'll be in attendance, so stay tuned.
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