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Nokia launches Lumia 710, bringing Windows Phone to a lower price point


Product Launch by Dan Seifert on Wednesday October 26, 2011.

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Alongside the Lumia 800, Nokia unveiled the Lumia 710 today, another Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone. The Lumia 710 is a lower-cost device that offers many of the same amenities as the Lumia 800.

The Lumia 710 sports a slightly less expensive 3.7-inch, WVGA ClearBlack TFT display than the AMOLED unit found on the Lumia 800, but still features the same 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM found in the 800. There is a lower-spec, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash on the back of the phone, and it has only 8GB of storage compared to the 16GB available on the 800. Curiously, the 710 has physical buttons for the back, Windows, and search keys, something that we don't often see on Windows Phone smartphones.

Like it's Lumia 800 bigger brother, the Lumia 710 features quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS (900/1900/2100MHz) network support, and is capable of HSPA 14.4Mbps download speeds. It is equipped with a slightly smaller 1300mAh batter that is rated for up to 6.9 hours of talk time or 16.5 days of standby time. Nokia also claims that the 710's battery could power the phone for up to 38 hours of music playback.

The phone measures 119mm x 62.4mm x 12.5mm (4.69in x 2.46in x 0.49in) and weighs 125.5g (4.43oz). The Lumia 710 can be bought with either a black or white front cover, and ships with five interchangeable colored backplates.

The Lumia 710 will be available in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan before the end of the year. Nokia plans to price it at 270 EUR (US$376). A global launch is expected in 2012.

 
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