T-Mobile’s Lumia 710 Is Official, Arrives January 11th For $50

Ahead of todays planned joint press event with Nokia and T-Mobile, Nokia’s press site has released a full data sheet along with images of T-Mobile’s branded upcoming Lumia 710. The T-Mobile logo graces the bottom of the device right above the mic. The Lumia 710 will come preloaded with Nokia Drive, Microsoft Office Apps, The Weather Channel, ESPN, Netflix, App Highlights, T-Mobile TV, My Account, Slacker Radio and TeleNav GPS and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The Lumia 710 is set to arrive on January 11th for $50 (we called January), presumably after a mail-in-rebate.

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Full Press Release:

T-Mobile Brings Nokia Lumia 710 to the U.S. 

Nokia and T-Mobile deliver a leading entry-level Windows Phone experience to the nearly 150 million Americans still to make the transition to smartphones.

 BELLEVUE, Wash., and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Dec. 14, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Nokia today announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 710, the first Windows Phone from Nokia in the United States. Targeted at the nearly 150 million Americans who haven’t purchased their first smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 710, capable of running on T-Mobile’s 4G network,  delivers high-performance hardware, Nokia’s best social and Internet experience, and access to popular smartphone applications and services from Windows Phone Marketplace.

Running on America’s Largest 4G Network, the Nokia Lumia 710 benefits from the unique people-first approach of Windows Phone, bringing together all interactions with family and friends in People Hub. The Nokia Lumia 710 also provides one-click access to popular services, such as Netflix, T-Mobile TV with mobile HD1 and a leading mobile Web experience with Internet Explorer® Mobile, Bing Search with voice activation and Local Scout for locally relevant search results. The smartphone also brings access to signature Nokia experiences, such as Nokia Drive for voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation and ESPN for exclusive sports content.

“We’re excited to team with Nokia in bringing its first Windows Phone to the U.S. with the elegantly designed Nokia Lumia 710,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “Windows Phone offers a compelling mobile OS choice for people who want a smartphone built around them, their family and friends.  We expect it to play a more prominent role in our lineup and marketing efforts in 2012.”

Today, people are increasingly upgrading to smartphones, and many are doing so for the first time. According to the NPD Group, U.S. smartphone sales reached 59 percent in the third quarter 2011, an increase of 13 percent since third quarter 2010. With an increasing demand for smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 710 offers a compelling experience aimed at addressing the needs of the nearly 150 million people in the U.S. who have yet to upgrade to their first smartphones.

“Our research shows nearly everybody in the U.S. wants a smartphone, but many believe they can’t afford it,” Brodman said. “That’s where T-Mobile shines. Our Unlimited Value and Monthly4G plans make it more affordable than ever to step up to mobile data on our 4G network.”

”The Nokia Lumia 710 is the perfect first-time smartphone: a well-designed product that delivers the most compelling Windows Phone experience in its price range and with access to great content and thousands of applications,” said Chris Weber, president, Nokia Americas. “This is the perfect first Nokia Lumia experience and the start of our re-entry into the U.S. smartphone market.”

Available in a black or white finish, the Nokia Lumia 710 features a 3.7-inch ClearBlack WVGA scratch-resistant display for outstanding outdoor viewing and a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Snapdragon™ processor providing speedy access to entertainment and information on-the-go. It also features a 5-megapixel camera with Nokia’s leading camera technology, enabling people to take pictures in almost any light condition and share on social networks in seconds. With the most integrated work-life solution of any mobile platform via the Windows Phone Office Hub and an interactive mobile gaming experience via Xbox LIVE®, the Nokia Lumia 710 is the complete all-round first-time smartphone experience.

Availability

The Nokia Lumia 710 is expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and retailers nationwide, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com starting Jan. 11. The Nokia Lumia 710 is expected to cost $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan. For more information, visithttp://www.t-mobile.com/lumia.

For more information on T-Mobile’s Unlimited Value and Monthly4G plans, see:http://family.t-mobile.com/phone-plans.

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  • http://twitter.com/JDean86 James

    I’m not sure I could leave Android for WP7, but this is a gorgeous device. I like the chunky look. It’s sleek without looking delicate. I like a solid sturdy phone. Sort of reminds me of the original Treos from the back. Very nice.

    • Windows Fan

      Unless you use a lot of apps, you should then try WP7. You might find it simplier and easier to use throughout your day.

      • http://twitter.com/JDean86 James

        I’m sure I’ll end up trying it someday. I do like how the OS looks. I was one of the few people that really loved WM prior to WP7 and I’m sure I’d like this one, but right now Android does everything I need and more. I can’t justify the expense of a new phone when I may not like it. [I need more than a few minutes of play at the store].

        • William Cron

          Microsoft released a WM7 demo useable on iOS and Android devices. If you’ve used a ZuneHD you have a pretty good idea of how the UI works. On the app front, as the OS gains popularity, it should gain apps. It’s a chicken/egg scenario.

      • Iphone Fan

        I can see English is not your friend. 

  • http://twitter.com/jdaclutch JdaClutch

    I would get a windows phone if they have a front facing camera and skype support.

  • Anonymous

    Cheaper than I thought it would be. Good deal!!

  • Guest

    Is that a pentaband radio listed? Brings hope that an imported, unlocked Nokia 900 would be fully compatible with Tmo’s AWS frequency. If this isnt just a typo, of course.

    • bigbudha

      all nokia phones are pentaband

      • Anonymous

        Thats not true. For example, the Lumia 800 is not pentaband. However many others such as the 700 and the N8 are. 

  • Anonymous

    pretty good pricing, might pick one up as a nice backup

  • Anonymous

    Wow with a 1.4 Ghz processor, Nokia drive, Nokia music, and aggressive pricing my powers of hindsight tells me this is a better value than the Radar and much more than any midrange Android phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    8gb?

    Welcome to 2008!

    • CeeGee No-No

      CeeCee, heard of the cloud? Join the rest of us, if you can get unstuck from the year 2010. Buahahaha. Only a dummy gets a 64 G phone with a 1.5 year shelf life… 

      • Anonymous

        im sure im not only one that uses their phone as a mp3. and i have a 10GB music library..

        • Philosoraptor

          10 GB of music on your phone?  So you can hit skip 100 times before finding a song you like?  I don’t know how why you realistically need to listen to that much music on your phone.

          I listen to music on my phone all day (work in IT) but I keep my music collection on the phone around 4 GB.  Anything over that is overkill.

  • Asder24

    Nice entry level device. Nokia’s build quality, call quality, Clearblack displays, and navigation services are top notch so this may be a winner for the WP7 crowd. My only beef with Nokia devices are the screens seem really narrow (my old C7 had a 3.5″ screen but it felt much smaller).

  • enveed05

    Way to set this up to be a failure.  First we have the much, much lesser of the two current Nokia Lumia phones… and then we have them decide to release it AFTER the holiday shopping season.  Brilliant strategies (NOT).  Sorry but this is a pretty weak showing from both T-Mobile and Nokia.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    Had this phone had, had a front-facing camera, it would’ve been the perfect start up WP7 device. & It’s so sexy too…… -_- what a mild waste. It’s not completely a waste, but the front-facing camera would’ve “Really” sold it. I like this design better than the HTC Radar, & that black just makes it so sleek & sexy. Plus I love Nokia, & I would prefer Nokia producing WP7 devices as opposed to WP7, not limiting who can produce, but I like Nokia better.

  • Anonymous

    This is just a regular Windows Phone.  Nothing special and really small at that.

  • Jay

    Obviously can’t compare to T-Mobile’s top Android offerings, but at $50 not a bad mid range phone at all.

  • saif khan

    so let me get this straight Verizon and AT&T are testing the Nokia Lumia 800 and we get stuck with this. Why can’t we get the Lumia 800 and the 710

    • Whatismyaccountnumber

      what do you expect? customers want cheap and/or free stuff. Would you really pay 199$ or even 299$ for the Lumia 800? 

      • http://twitter.com/StonersLane Kha

        I would. Then again people today want something for nothing.

      • Lubbalots

        Um you need to be up to date on the sales figures of the galaxy s and iPhones.  People want good phones and they’ll pay for it! 

        • Gsm1900

          People pay that much money for a phone that can do a crap ton of stuff and download a lot of apps.

          WP7 does not have a lot of apps. Would you pay $300 for a device that has AMAZING specs, but the only things you can do on it work exactly the same as a $50 device with normal specs? Nope.

          Why bother with a super expensive powerhouse when WP7 runs great on a $50 hardware device?

        • Lubbalots

          There are truths to specs that buyers would pay more for.  For example:  faster processor, Nokia n8′ish camera, ffc, more usable memory (>8gig), good build quality (like the iPhone), better screen quality for improved clear viewing, gorilla glass, etc..  When you hold your phone, you feel like you paid your moneys worth. 

    • Asder24

      I don’t think T-Mobile has all that much faith in Nokia. The reality is the average person doesn’t know too much about Nokia smartphones. They hear Nokia and what comes to mind are the candybar phones with replaceable covers from the early 2000s. Let’s say the 800 doesn’t sell too well here in the US. ATT and Verizon could probably take the hit on it better than TMo. The 701 is a safe choice. I think Tmo would rather go high end on Samsung and HTC b/c they know there’s less chance of failure.

      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        Say what? T-Mobile has been selling Nokia phones for years.  My daughter has a Nokia Nuron now.  Both the Nuron and the E73 sold well for T-Mobile.

        • Jason

          The only reason the nuron sold well is because we sold it as a “smart phone that didn’t require a data plan”, which i’m sure is why your daughter has it. Everyone who didn’t want to pony up additional costs monthly for data bought the nuron.

        • Asder24

          I’m speaking specifically of Nokia smartphones. TMo had the e73 (a great phone but did it really sell that well?) and the Astound (again great phone but pulled after 4-5 months). In general there haven’t been too many Nokia smartphones subsidized to the Big 4 carriers.

    • Guest

      Looking on the Internet, T-Mobile has 33.73 million subscribers, Verizon has 107.7 and AT&T has 100 million.  I’m thinking that if your Nokia/Microsoft, and your trying to get back in the game for one, or get in the game for the other, you gotta go with the big ones.  It’s just a matter of scale.

  • Tmoguy1

    1300 battery against the Radar’s 1520… and low end specs to boot.

  • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

    I really hope this press event tonight is more then just this.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      It isn’t.

      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        /sigh oh well.

  • startBlue

    Question.  Any care to guess the unsubsidized pricing?  And I notice the white comes default with a black cover.  Will T-Mobile sell the black cover or will I have to buy from Nokia or overseas?

  • http://www.unscripted360.com Deacon

    nice looking phone .. specs are meh but one can hardly argue against it being a really nice looking phone.. the hardware design is pretty cool.

  • dan paller

    so does the phone come in different colors or does it change colors?? willingly 

    • William Cron

      Your choice of black or white with changeable back cover.

  • HAZE

    To be honest. I wouldnt bye one. Because i dont understand why would microsoft and nokia even put these phones out with no ffc? Didnt microsoft bye skype? To me these phones seem like a slap in the face… Why would i give up my Hd7 for those phones? Not worth it to me. Now if tmobile have gotten the htc titan, thats a worthy phone to purchase….DO TMOBILE EVEN READ THESE BLOGS?

    • Asder24

      have you seen the comments on these blogs? Most of them are from people who only want superphones. If it were up to most commenters the Sensation would be an entry-level phone.

  • William Cron

    I’m somewhat disappointed in the lack of FFC and the 5.0 camera, but otherwise am interested this.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mrjlwilliams Galaxy Note Guy

    good looking device.

    Kinda funny who every device that comes out, someone will find something they feel should be added. lol stop crying…just find what you want in a device, it is possible ya know.

  • Lubbalots

    Guess nokia/tmo event was unspectacular.  Been a day since and no news regarding event on any tech site.  if you want to get noticed, you come out with a big bang.  Apparently this was not it. 

  • Anonymous

    Im hoping that T-mo gets the high end Nokia device like the ACE (Lumia 900) Otherwise i may have to jump ship to AT&T I love my HD7 but I am slowly craving 4G speeds.

  • Landmarkcm

    Oh & correction Tmonews the phone launches the 11th not the 14th.. :)

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I just had a chance to fix it, not sure where my mind was today!