T-Mobile And Nokia Announce The Lumia 810, Exclusive To T-Mobile

T-Mobile and Nokia announce the upcoming availability of the Lumia 810, a T-Mobile exclusive with Windows Phone 8. The new Lumia 810 “offers an enhanced camera, simple design and integrated navigation features. Combined with the only unlimited nationwide 4G data plan, T-Mobile customers will see a superior value with the Lumia 810, the latest addition to T-Mobile’s expanding lineup of Windows devices.”

“We’re providing our customers with a unique Windows Phone 8 experience by offering an exclusive device paired with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan and a comprehensive set of enhanced features,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The Nokia Lumia 810 gives customers speedy, 4G access to T-Mobile’s nationwide network and the content and features they want, whenever they need it. From navigation tools to an enhanced camera, the Lumia 810 provides a great value and a high-quality experience.”

Featuring a 4.3” OLED WVGA Clear Black display, 8 megapixel camera, 1.2 megapixel Skype HD certified front-facing camera, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transit, and Nokia music.

The Lumia 810 is “expected to be available in the coming weeks.”

 

Press Release:

T-Mobile and Nokia Introduce the Nokia Lumia 810

An exclusive T-Mobile device, the Nokia Lumia 810, coupled with T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data, gives customers a truly unlimited Windows Phone 8 experience   

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 8, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Nokia today announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 810 — an exclusive to T-Mobile. The new Windows Phone 8 smartphone offers an enhanced camera, simple design and integrated navigation features. Combined with the only unlimited nationwide 4G data plan, T-Mobile customers will see a superior value with the Lumia 810, the latest addition to T-Mobile’s expanding lineup of Windows devices.

“We’re providing our customers with a unique Windows Phone 8 experience by offering an exclusive device paired with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan and a comprehensive set of enhanced features,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The Nokia Lumia 810 gives customers speedy, 4G access to T-Mobile’s nationwide network and the content and features they want, whenever they need it. From navigation tools to an enhanced camera, the Lumia 810 provides a great value and a high-quality experience.”

“The Nokia Lumia 810 features a sleek design and high-quality hardware, combined with the efficient and intuitive Windows Phone 8 operating system,” said Olivier Puech, President, Nokia Americas. “When combined with applications such as Nokia Drive and Nokia City Lens, the Lumia 810 ensures that T-Mobile customers are getting the best experience possible out of their smartphone.”

Sleek Unibody Design and State-of-the-Art Wireless Charging

Featuring a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black display, the Lumia 810 offers high-end performance in a compact package. The new smartphone is powered by Windows Phone 8, making it easy for users to personalize their device and experiences and always stay connected to friends and family. T-Mobile will offer exchangeable shells in cyan and black, which will allow the device to take advantage of Nokia’s convenient and innovative wireless charging solution.

New High-End Camera Features to Capture and Share Quality Photos

With an 8-megapixel camera engineered with Carl Zeiss optics, the Lumia 810 takes crisper and sharper pictures, bringing memories to life. The device also features a new 1.2-megapixel Skype HD certified front-facing camera, providing a high-quality mobile video chat experience. With the Lumia 810, users can capture, share and relive life’s moments with new camera features such as Cinemagraph, a lens that creates animated GIFs, as well as panorama settings and Group Shoot, which allows the customer to choose the best faces and smiles from a burst of photos and stitch them together to produce the perfect group shot.

Enhanced Navigation Experience

The Lumia 810 also comes with new and enhanced navigation features including Nokia City Lens, which overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings, providing a new augmented reality experience. The smartphone also provides a comprehensive, integrated mapping experience through new enhancements to Nokia Drive, a voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation system, as well as through Nokia Transit, which provides directions to a location using public transportation.

Easier Entertainment

The Lumia 810 also comes with Nokia Music, which features playlists that are curated by an expert team of global and regional musicologists, spanning a wide spectrum of music genres. Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no registration or subscription, Nokia Music allows consumers to enjoy the songs of their favorite artists without disruption. Nokia Music can also be enjoyed offline so consumers can listen to their favorite playlists anytime, anywhere.

Availability

The Nokia Lumia 810 is expected to be available in the coming weeks. For more information on T-Mobile’s devices, visit http://www.t-mobile.com/. For more information on T-Mobile’s Unlimited Value and Monthly4G plans, see: http://family.t-mobile.com/phone-plans.

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  • Who cares… I wanted the 920 in Cyan. I’m not upgrading my 710 to the same screen resolution. So no Nokia for me this year.

    • Ricardio

      I have the 710 too but have you seen the Lumia 900 screen? It’s the same screen that the 810 uses and you’ll notice how better it is. Don’t forget about the super sensitive touch on the 810 – only phone on T-Mobile you can use wearing gloves.

      • Wyn6

        I’ve got an AMOLED screen on my Venue Pro. And, though it may be 800×480, it’s still a very nice, very vivid screen with deep blacks. It makes the dark theme and any app that uses that look stellar.

      • MisterBlue

        Nope. The Puremotion HD screen is for the 920 only.

  • Paul

    810? or 820? Nokia doesn’t have info on their site about the 810.
    I’m curious about the difference between the 810 and the 920, aside from the slightly larger screen on the 920.
    Bummer Magenta isn’t getting the 920.

    I don’t know why the reply was deleted, but thanks for the link to the specs.
    http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/compare/?action=productcompareaction&site=85048&products=1871828-1809776-1811114&operation=show

  • nerdlust

    Sounds pretty Kool I will compare it to My sensation

    • anonymous

      This is no comparison to the Sensation, even despite being completely different OS’. I own a Sensation, S2, S3, GNex, a Note 10.1 tablet and even though they’re all Android, the Sensation is still a great device, and no slouch in the mobile world. Some Sensations had manufacturer defects, but all that aside, I’d keep my Sensation over this device ANY day of the week. Even if you’re looking to try out a different OS’, I’d recommend the HTC 8X that will soon to be released. This device looks and seems to be on the low-end/cheap side of performance.

  • beemer

    Its no 920, but how does it compare to the 820??

    • It’s a better phone then the 820.

      • Perry_F

        no its not dude. Its a crippled version of the 820. check the side by side comparison between the 2 devices. The 820 is a far superior device to this model

        • Wyn6

          If you look at the 810 page separately, you’ll see Nokia hasn’t put up full specs on it yet. So, I wouldn’t take that as gospel right now.

  • redman12

    What’s wrong with T-Mobile making a “mid-level” phone for exclusivity such as the 810. There should be getting high end phones!!

    Nokia should be selling phones all cross carriers, best way to represent Windows phone.. High end level phones.

    • Paul

      I believe the 920 is exclusive for AT&T.

    • John

      Yes something wrong with T-Mobile for sure.
      I was with them for 10 years and tired fo waiting and not getting high end phones. I wanted Lumia 900 and when I saw there is no hope getting it on T-Mobile I finally switch to AT&T and we are very happy with our Lumia 900. Looking forward to get 920 pretty soon on AT&T.
      T-Mobile is just losing customers this way the way they lost me and few other people I know because they didn’t offer Lumia 900 or 920 this time.

      • rtechie

        You should leave now because they’re never going to change. T-Mobile HATES the carrier-subsidized model. If you want to stick with T-Mobile get off contract even if you have to pay the $200 penalty, it’s almost always worth it, and switch to unlocked international phones. Yes, they cost $600. But you’ll save over $600 each year by going off-contract. If you don’t have the cash, buy the unlocked phone on credit card. If your interest rate is less than 35% on the card, you’re STILL ahead. Even crappy layaway plans can beat that rate.

        And if you want to go even cheaper use SimpleMobile’s $50 unlimited plan (T-Mobile network). The best deal right now though is Wal-Mart’s StraightTalk which is $45 unlimited on AT&T’s network.

  • Jason Crumbley

    That looks like crap.

    • Man in the Mirror

      Your not so pleasant to look at yourself my wierd looking ear gauge stretching friend. But I won’t judge a book by its cover, so maybe your not a bad person. I actually think the phone has a nice and not deformed look to it – its not crappy looking at all. I don’t know much about windows 8 phones though.

      • Jason Crumbley

        Funny. I say something about the aesthetics of a phone and you feel the need to insult me. I will judge a book by its cover. The design of the phone is unappealing. There is also way too much pink. Is there anything wrong with the color pink? No. Is there something wrong with too much of the same color on a screen? In this case, yes. This is my opinion. So, before you go and deem you and your ideas so superior to others that you have to insult a person, I think you should take a second look into that mirror.
        At least I have the balls to put my name and what I look like next to what I say.

  • Josue

    Nokia still makes phones *sarcasm *

  • ceegii63

    Lumia 910 or 930 qith 64gb storage please hehehe

  • Justin

    This sucks! T-mobile must really like getting it’s ass kicked by the competition with the lame phones they keep offering. After 13 years with T-mobile I don’t know if I can “stick it out” anymore. I’m tired of getting the crap versions of the manufacturers phones!

    • buy unlocked gsm duhhh !!!!

    • eanfoso

      Eh you do realize you can just buy the Euro version of whatever Nokia phone you want and it’ll run 3.5g, like the Nokia n9, n8,, the asha series, the 808 pureview (Nokia 808 pureview has a 41 MP camera) they are all AWS and strangely enough have the T-Mobile 1700/2100 band, which I find rather strange…..but in any case you can do that too man :)

    • Dakota

      That’s why they continue to lose customers & stay in last place..no iPhone & now people hear metro pcs which isn’t exactly a stellar brand.

      • Paul

        If you REALLY want the iPhone then switch carriers, OR go get one and have it unlocked. Magenta doesn’t SELL iPhones but it supports them on it’s 3G network. Perhaps you missed the slew of article on the subject.
        I’m tired of people complaining about the lack of iPhone on T-Mobile. If you switch carriers for a freaking phone then you are a moron, and deserve the problems that are ahead of you with the other carriers.
        Good bye to you; that’s one less user taking up space on a tower.
        Personally, I’m on onboard for the Note 2. I’m glad to see people excited about the Windows phones though.

        • Guest911

          Pauly, perhaps you have missed reading the slew of articles on the very subject. Read before you blab.

        • Paul

          Elaborate before you try to counter. So elaborate on what you “blab” that I’m misreading.

        • guest

          Whats so great about using the Iphone on Tmobile’s sporatic 3g network?

        • Paul

          What’s so great about the iPhone?

        • Nearmsp

          You should ask the 50 million who will buy the iPhone 5 in the 3 months of this year, and many will still be waiting. The cash register keeps ringing. That is all that matters.

        • Paul

          I was asking about the device and not the selling potential. If that’s the case, I can bring up the complaints and issues with the device as well as Apple’s less than timely response to issues.
          So again, what is so great about the iPhone device?
          I’d take a Windows phone over an iPhone.

        • Nearmsp

          Less than 2% of people use Windows phones. There is a market for that, just there is a market for iPhones. T-mobile’s annual reports clearly indicate that they attribute the high Churn rate to not having the iPhone. What you have to understand is that you can’t translate one person’s bias against iPhone and for a windows phone to make T-mobile policy. Statistically speaking, iPhone is a draw and those who do not like the iphone can say what is great about it. At the end of the day the cash register’s cha-ching is what drives the business strategy. If not T-mobile would not have bothered to refarm its frequencies to make it compatible with iPhone LTE.

        • Paul

          So why not just refarm and not sell the iPhone? The cost to purchase the iPhones and sell them isn’t profitable, sprint has taken a hit and Verizon has mentioned the financial issue with buying and selling the iPhones. The refarm is already costing money.

          But again, what’s so great about the iPhone?

        • Nearmsp

          I am fine if T-mobile does not sell the iPhone. As long as they refarm and allow users to bring iPhones we purchased for full price to be able to use on their network I am fine with that. Selling heavily discounted phones will hit T-mobiles bottom line. Only doing refarming, reduces churn with no additional commitments to Apple.

        • Paul

          Agreed.

        • pjthelogan

          So 50 million people buy crap. It’s still crap!

        • Nearmsp

          The iPhone sells like hot cakes, and that is all that matters to a business. If you want to call it crap that makes no difference to the fact the cash register keeps working. If any one can come up with a product that can sell in a week, 5 million items at an average price of $800, cheers to them.

        • pjthelogan

          But what do YOU care?! Their not YOUR hotcakes! You don’t even get a drizzle of the syrup! So Stop riding apples balls and get your own!

        • Nearmsp

          I am just stating facts, that you clearly do not like. Yes, I do care, in that I aspire to buy an iphone 5 when Apple sells unlocked ones to anyone wanting one.

        • pjthelogan

          so just to recap, you are planning to add to apple’s stack of hotcakes! Well go for it! Buy what you like! I really don’t care!

        • Nearmsp

          I forgot to add that I also own AAPL stocks, enjoy the dividend and the huge unrealized profits I have made from my investment. AAPL has grown to be the largest stock in my portfolio.

        • pjthelogan

          Yea, OK. Convenient that you mention that point at the end of the argument. I really don’t care anymore though, this is like two weeks ago, MOVE ON!

        • chilehead3

          So, because Apple fanboys only buy Apple products, this makes the iPhone 5 better?

        • Nearmsp

          “Better” is in the eye of the beholder, not the one who can afford to or does not want to buy. You can call them any name you like. Any phone company would give an arm and a leg to get that amount of sales. At the end of the day, cash is king.

        • chilehead3

          So you’ve managed to convince yourself that sales figures define the best device? I don’t buy into that garbage. Just bought my 12 year old a GS3, which is what she wanted. I’ll stick with choosing the best device on the market, might even be a W8 device next time. This is where I don’t get the Apple fanatics. If Apple catches up then perhaps I’ll buy one next time around.

        • rtechie

          The iPhone 4 and 4S have faster data speeds on T-Mobile than on any other US carrier.

    • Smith

      I know your feeling. I left them after 12 years for Lumia 900. And I might pay little more compare to what I had with T-Mobile but at least I am enjoying my Lumia 900 everyday.
      I think you should do it and go for 920 on AT&T. You will not regret it.
      T-Mobile need to change strategy and offer good phones and high-end wWindows Phones too otherwise is just a losing battle for them.

  • mmmaxheadroom

    Just a reminder why we are in last place. honestly why would anyone switch to T-Mobile other than the cheap rates Damn sure aren’t switching to us for the top tier phones. I know why I’m with them … because I’m a cheap bastard! I do like my tech, but seriously the only high end phones are coming from Samsung? Hell even HTC bailed on us!

    • Christopher_McG

      That’s precisely why. Samsung devices are top sellers at T-Mobile… not HTC.

    • fixxmyhead

      haha same here 30$ walmart plan+ groove ip u cant beat that. plus i like samsung and tmobile always gets the s series so it doesnt bother me HTC can go to hell

    • Dakota

      Problem people looking for cheap rates have other less expensive ootions

    • Mystictrust

      Are you not considering the 8X to be high end? http://explore.t-mobile.com/htc-windows-phone-8

      • CDavisUnlimited

        The 8X is definitely NOT high end. The HTC Zenith was supposed to be HTC’s high end Windows phone, but they cut it and only rolled out the Accord (8x).

        • You’re welcome to your opinion of course but the 8X is indeed a high end device in my opinion. And the Zenith wasn’t cut. It was delayed.

        • lalab0y

          I dunno..the lumia 920 blows away the 810 and the 8X imo…

        • Agreed.

        • Ulysses Geist

          Whether or not the 8x is high end or not is irrelevant to me. What I wanted is a high end NOKIA, preferably the 920, heck I would settle for a 910. Sigh. Perhaps Nokia will release a world phone pentaband that will run on tmobile.

        • TheCudder

          Agreed, you can’t get PureView technology or Lumia apps on an HTC device, no matter what you call it.

      • pjthelogan

        No, not compared to the lumia 920 anyways. Which I’m getting regardless of anything.

        • same here, hopefully the ATT unlock process goes smoothly, matte cyan FTW vs any of the other glossy colors.

          Though I’m still hoping there’s a t-mo variant of the 920 so I don’t have to go through that, or wait for the re-farm for full speed use.

        • pjthelogan

          I’m just going to buy the unlocked vers and use it on tmo

    • noterules

      “honestly why would anyone switch to T-Mobile other than the cheap rates”

      That’s a pretty damn huge reason! I’m saving $600-$1000 per year compared to the others.

    • guest

      Quarter 2 of 2012 only 55% of US customer’s have smartphones and of that 55% i’m guessing top end phones isn’t a gigantic % of the users

  • Whiskers

    What a joke…

  • I’m just happy we are getting more WindowsPhone. It’s time for some more variety for people who want to explore outside of Android. & I have Android myself, but some people just “prefer” other things.

  • Damnyoutmobile

    Sofa King disappointing

  • CJ

    Where are the specifications? How much RAM and Memory does this device have??

  • Im buying my next phone from Amazon, T-Mobile line up is just blahhhhhh

  • GwapoAko

    Better than Optimus LG 9 LOL!!!!!

  • William Cron

    For those wondering about some of the differences between the our 810 and AT&T’s 820, WPCentral has a short write up about them. http://m.wpcentral.com/how-t-mobile-lumia-810-differs-lumia-820

  • Todd_the_Hunn

    This is the third windows 8 phone thats been announced for TMO and windows 8 hasn’t been released yet . There will be more high end phones coming . Hopefully Nokia is smart enough to bring us a phone starting with a 9 .

    If I find this phone for the right price I’d buy it off contract . Its not a bad little phone . Actually I like it .

  • the majority of the carriers are still luke warm on Windows Phone .. let’s all just face that fact. Windows Phone is still really poor in the OS sphere .. TMO is likely just biding their time .. and plus they’ll at least have the HTC 8X .. but i can’t say i really blame them on investing in every single WP offering when the OS is so so so so so so far behind.

    • Wyn6

      “…so so so so so so far behind” eh? Elaborate please.

      • i didn’t think it needed any elaboration really pointing towards the position of Windows Phone behind iOS and Android .. it’s in a very far 4th place or maybe 3rd slightly tied or above RIM

        • Wyn6

          Got it.

      • Perry_F

        4% market share. Any further behind and they’d be non existent

  • timmyjoe42

    I like the clean look of it, the nice size screen, and the Windows 8. I just don’t understand why we can’t score the higher end devices.

  • Ooh, I just read the Cinemagraph, a lens that creates animated GIFs. & I love the interchangeable shells. Excuse me for being easily pleased at times, lol

  • Well, I’m probably still going to go with the 8X since we aren’t getting the L920 but this is a better phone then the L820. It’s has a better FFC, is slightly thinner, is lighter, and has a larger battery. And personally I think it actually looks nicer then the L820 to. So, while it’s not a L920 T-Mobile is still getting a pretty nice exclusive device from Nokia.

  • LinuxFrenzy

    Wow even the LG Optimus L9 is better than this crap.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Thank you, James.

      Appears that T-Mobile got a slightly detuned version of the 820.

      • wazmo

        No PureView.

      • Detuned? It’s has a bigger battery, better FFC and is lighter.

    • Perry_F

      no flash either?? And the side by side comparison shows the 810 wont get nokia maps or a bunch of camera enhancements that the 820 will have. IF you look over all the features its obvious that the 810 is a highly detuned version of the 820. Epic fail imho. I’d rather go with the 8X.

  • Anonymous

    While i’m glad that tmobile got this exclusive, exclusives do not help either company. People aren’t going to leave other carriers to get this phone, and it just limits choices for customers.

  • jelliottz

    I was disappointed with TMO’s last mid-range Nokia WP, the Lumia 710. It was the worst WP in TMO line up in my opinion. And no, I’m not forgetting the count the DVP.

    HTC or Samsung will get my WP money this go ’round.

    • bleeew

      The only think bad about the 710, was that it had not front facing camera, and screen was 3.7 inches.

      • jelliottz

        The one I bought had several problems: laggy orientation change and keyboard, blurry photos, and slow data speeds. Pair that with the smaller screen and no ffc (which I don’t really care about but fills out the spec sheet) and you have a sub par phone, even for mid range.

        • I would say the majority of owners would disagree with you.

        • jelliottz

          Perhaps I had the bad one of the bunch. I am a big proponent of Windows Phone. I bought the HD7 on release week. Had all the TMO ones and a couple unlocked AT&T ones too. I was just not impressed with the Nokia Lumia I had. I thought the Radar was way better.

        • So wait… you mention the Dell VP yet never had one? Where do you get off then trying to cite it as one of the worst ? Its one of the better ones and only portrait slider. Whatever issues there were w/ the Dell VP wasn’t anythign to do w/ hardware, but Dell support. Dell sucks, the Dell Venue Pro does not.

        • jelliottz

          I owned a DVP. Never said it was one of the worst. Said I didn’t forget it. Many people don’t know what it is, let alone ever seen or held one. I cited it as reference to my experience with numerous WP7 devices on T-Mobile.

          And you’re right, support from Dell sucked. Thank the devs for cab sender. Only way I received the updates.

      • archerian

        if they sell the 810 for $250 contract free a few months after its launch just like they did with the Lumia 710, its a pretty decent bargain, especially on prepaid

    • TMOTECH

      I thought it was a crappy device too but every person I saw with one I asked them how they liked it and they said they loved it.

  • sp

    T-Mobile always end up with low end Nokia phones. Their android line isn’t that great either. Nothing beats a unlocked galaxy nexus for $350 from the google play store.

    • archerian

      Another option is the T-mobile SGS2 for only $300 at Walmart

  • JT

    It looks like the iPhone. Barf..

  • PiCASSiMO

    I’ve had this same rant for a number of days now, but I’ll say it again.

    You will not recover from your hole by selling phones exclusive to ONE carrier.

    This is not 2006, and you do not have an iPhone-like product.

    You will loose on this business decision. Look at HTC’s financial troubles. It will get worse as they continue to offer their products exclusive to one carrier.

    Look at Samsung. Look what they’ve done with the Galaxy S3. Is it offered to one carrier? No, and they are raking in with profits.

    I wanted the Lumia 920 on T-Mobile. I can’t outside of buying it from AT&T full price, attempt to unlock it, and hope that the Chicago area will be re-farmed to 1900-Mhz as soon as possible. But I don’t want to do that.

    Screw you, Nokia.

    • I agree. But at least this is a somewhat better phone then the 820.

    • Actually, the Lumia 920 has support for AWS HSPA+ and AWS LTE, so after SIM unlock it works on the T-Mobile network completely.

      • CDavisUnlimited

        No, it doesn’t support T-Mobile’s 1700 Mhz band, only the 1900 Mhz band. So anywhere that T-Mobile doesn’t have refarmed 1900 Mhz (which is most places), you only be at 2g speeds with an unlocked 920.

        • Mystictrust
        • CDavisUnlimited

          Interesting catch. I only looked at the US version. Well, If prices end up being reasonable from across the pond then that may be an option.

        • pjthelogan

          actually it does support 1700 band. That’s why I’m getting an unlocked version from overseas.

      • archerian

        From Nokia’s Lumia 920 Page:

        Frequency bands

        GSM 850
        GSM 900
        GSM 1800
        GSM 1900
        WCDMA Band V (850)
        WCDMA Band VIII (900)
        WCDMA Band II (1900)
        WCDMA Band I (2100)
        LTE 700
        LTE 850
        LTE 1700
        LTE 1900
        LTE 2100

        • Mystictrust

          That’s their US page (expected, what with the AT&T exclusive and all). Try again on their global page:
          GSM 850
          GSM 900
          GSM 1800
          GSM 1900
          WCDMA Band V (850)
          WCDMA Band VIII (900)
          WCDMA Band IV (1700)
          WCDMA Band II (1900)
          WCDMA Band I (2100)
          LTE 700
          LTE 800
          LTE 850
          LTE 900
          LTE 1700
          LTE 1800
          LTE 1900
          LTE 2100
          LTE 2600
          http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia920/specifications/

        • archerian

          you’re right, the earlier poster was referring to exclusivity and buying from ATT, hence the US specs. He would have to buy the international device.

        • TMOTECH

          Both devices are the same. At&t just wont post it because they dont want you trying to use it on Magenta.

        • archerian

          oh, I thought they were different devices RM-821/920.1 and 920.2 (the ATT/US Version)

    • Perry_F

      You are so right dude. Nokia needs to get their devices in as many hands as possible. Have you seen the line up AT&T has?? Its awesome and with so much competition on the same carrier nokia sales will be less than stellar.

      I predict that if nokia doesnt sell a boatload of phones on ALL carriers then its game over for windows phone and Nokia’s CEO Elop is as good as gone.

      The whole argument of comparing the 920 to the exclusive iPhone deal isn’t valid as there was just ONE iPhone and in this case there are multiple WP8 phones

    • rtechie

      This is not Nokia, this is T-Mobile. The only reason T-Mobile has the S3 is they didn’t think they could survive without it (literally). T-Mobile simply does not want to pay the $400+ per phone Nokia (and Apple) wanted. That’s why they don’t have either the 920 or the iPhone, or high-end phones in general. The OEMs want too much money, T-Mobile would have to raise rates to avoid losing (any more) money.

      As I’ve said in other posts, T-Mobile HATES carrier subsidies. You save a LOT with T-Mobile by going off contract, easily enough to buy an unlocked iPhone every year,

      • PiCASSiMO

        If what you say is remotely true, why not offer these high-end phones like the iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, or HTC One X+ as full price bundled with ONLY their Value Plans? Customers would pay the same price as T-Mobile does, perhaps with a little bit of mark-up to offset the cost of inventory, and everyone is happy? Why not have the OEM’s build their phones with Pentaband frequencies that would include the 1700/2100 T-Mobile bands that are required for getting the most out of the HSPA+ 4G network?

        I would gladly pay $600 for a high-end phone and continue with T-Mobile’s Value Plan. But that’s not an option, neither is buying it outside of T-Mobile like Amazon.

        • rtechie

          I don’t know why you don’t think you can’t buy unlocked phones and use them on the Value plan. The very next post on this site was about Apple (or someone) complaining about T-Mobile using unlocked iPhones to promote their Value plans in advertising. This is very clearly T-Mobile’s preferred model.

          The issue is US consumers simply do not way to pay high up-front costs for phones. Even though the math works out that it’s cheaper, they suffer from sticker shock and don’t buy. If T-Mobile actually carried unlocked $700 iPhones on their shelves nobody would actually buy them. They would constantly be complaining about why T-Mobile’s iPhones were $700 and everyone else’s were $200, completely ignoring the plan pricing. That’s exactly what happened when T-Mobile charged more for the Galaxy S3.

          The best way to fight this is to promote class-action lawsuits and legislation to make Early Termination Fees illegal. If people can screw the carriers by buying a subsidized phone and immediately going off-contract the carriers will stop offering subsidized phones. ETFs are already illegal in California and several other states.

        • PiCASSiMO

          “I don’t know why you don’t think you can’t buy unlocked phones and use them on the Value plan.”

          Not sure if you understand that an unlocked GSM AT&T phone (and most International) are only Quad band and do not have T-Mobile’s 1700/2100 MHz frequency bands to operate full HSPA+ 4G mode. Sure, you can use those unlocked phone on T-Mobile’s network but with only 2G Edge speeds, which defeats the purpose of having a smart phone in the first place when you have to patiently wait several minutes for an e-mail to show up, let alone view a webpage.

        • rtechie

          Some of T-Mobile’s bandwidth is refarmed to 1900 mHz in some cities so you can use quadband phones there, it will eventually all be refarmed because T-Mobile is using 1700 for LTE. There are a number of good pentaband phones:

          Nokia Lumina 920
          Google Galaxy Nexus
          Meizu MX quad
          HuaWei Ascend D1
          Sony Xperia T

          The best deal is probably the Galaxy Nexus. This doesn’t include any of T-Mobile’s phones, like their version of the S3.

  • Ricardio

    Not complaining here. Had my eyes set on the 820 all along and this phone one ups it – longer battery life, lighter, better FFC, and a more attractive design IMO. Good job T-Mobile.

  • Fish

    What’s up with the T-Mobile bonus apps? All I can find is there’s $150 worth of apps. Can we get a list?

  • wazmo

    It’s time to start shorting NOK.

  • Kevin

    Another Mid level phone FTW. No wonders T-Mobile customers are fleeing.

  • RJ

    What is everybody ranting about? This is not a mid grade phone…this is a high end phone. Yes, it has the same screen as the Lumia 900, but don’t you realize that the Lumia 900 has one of the most gorgeous displays in history? It has an AMOLED display with RGB sub pixel configuration which out performs Apple’s Retina Display both in looks and reflectance. Also, this is an upgrade to the Lumia 820 since it upgrades to a 720p HD front facing camera. Other upgrades to the Lumia 820 is the display is covered with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, plus stereo speakers vs the mono on the Lumia 820. To top it all off, the battery is upgraded from 1650mAh battery to an 1800mAh battery for almost 3 hours additional talk time! Every way you look at this offering…it is a high end device…

    • Kevin

      Get real dude. The Lumia 920 is a high end device. This is a mid range phone. Even Nokia said it. Google it if you don’t believe me. “Lumia 810 mid range” and watch the results pour in.

      • RJ

        Everything is mid range compared to the 920, but the specs are that of a high end device. If these specs don’t excite you, then you are with the wrong carrier dude. It is on par with the highest end devices spec wise on any carrier.

    • Its still 2nd to the 920, which is the problem here. Nobody wants #2, they all want #1.

      My only beef are with the idiots who are complaining that they wanted the 820 and somehow the 810 is ‘not it’. Um… yes, its IS it. Its exactly like the 820 with a few design differences. People not understanding its the same basic phone shows how f’n dumb people are… even the ones that read tech blogs who should know better.

    • Perry_F

      no flash? How can it be high end? Nokia themselves said the 820 was their mid range offering so it stands to reason if the 810 is a version of the original mid range phone then the 810 itself is also a mid range phone.

  • cozzy

    one thing great about tmobile is the refarm that is taking place. When it is done you will be able to use any gsm phone on their network.

    • Anonymous

      yea i know right? so we can finally get on the band that everyone else has been using for years! i’d be much happier to see tmo push up the completion of their LTE network

      • TMOTECH

        Both is happening at the same time.

  • rocco

    The Magenta lads like their mid-range forms and their high end Carly. We are cheap, frugal and want our “near 4g” data, unlimited options and don’t want to pay top level prices for decent models. Aside from the GS3, all our phones as mid-tier, mid-level and non-premier phones. There seem to be a lot of chaps that want top level and pay tmo prices. Just calling it as I see it

    • TMOTECH

      We used to have top tier handsets. The sensation, The Amaze, the touch pro 2, The MT4G slide by HTC was an awesome dual core phone that was real solid and pretty fast . Hell the LGG2X was supposed to be the best phone on the market at the time. It turned out to be a lemon. But It seems as of late we are just settling for the mid to low and it is very frustrating.

  • AAAAAAAAAAAA

    It would suck If one opts for this or the HTC, but then TM gets a variation on the 920 later. My last two phones were HTC, the Wing and the Touch Pro 2, and they were both part pleasing and part frustrating. HTC tends to have a high rate of lemons, with industrial design that is usually a blend of quality materials with flimsy. Anyhow, it’s too bad there isn’t an option for a magenta backplate.

  • AAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Wp7 Supporter

    How much storage will it have? NFC support?

  • CDavisUnlimited

    If the upcoming Nexus Phone(s) don’t support T-Mobile’s 3G/4G band then I’m paying my contract break fee and leaving T-Mobile. I’m beyond tired of only being able to use 2nd tier phones on T-Mobile.

    • TMOTECH

      All the other ones did. Why wouldn’t the next?

  • AAAAAAAAAAAA

    We (TM customers) will be getting a variation on the 920 later on. It will be two cans, one painted glossy yellow, the other cyan, attached to one another by a string.

    • AAAAAAAAAAAA

      Whoever thumbed me down needs to get a sense of humor, moreso than a new phone.

  • hitman69

    Screw all of you!!!! I’m getting the NOTE 2, is all I want from T-Mobile. Screw the rest of these subphones.

  • cruzz563

    I recently purchased the Lumia 710 for my mother, it’s the 3rd Nokia I’ve purchased, ever, and the thing is defective. The microphone makes you sound muffled to the party you’re calling. I called customer service to see if they could help me, but they said I sounded clear. They also said it was a known issue. Since it was passed the 14 day return, I couldn’t take it back, I wasn’t told about the bad quality til it was too late, I should have asked, that was my misstep. Suffice it say, I won’t be buying any more Nokias and I won’t be buying phones from T-Mobile–selling phones they know are defective–anymore. Unlocked from here on out.

    • TMOTECH

      You cannot return it but you can exchange it in store as long you haven’t damaged it. if a manager tells you otherwise he is being dishonest.

      • cruzz563

        How do you mean? If I take it to a T-Mobile store and tell them what’s happening, and ask to exchange it, they should let me? It was purchased on Sept. 18, 2012.

        • TMOTECH

          Yes. The handset is still under warranty. As long as you have not damaged it or gotten it wet they will exchange it. You cannot “return” it after 14 days but you can exchange it for the same handset. CS should be able to do the same thing. They would just have to ship it to you.

        • cruzz563

          Ok great. So if I exchange it at a store do you know if I will get a new one or a refurb? Because the device isn’t even a month old :/

        • and also if you bought it in California (I can’t speak to other states) you have 30 days to return it so you’d still have time. But it should be under manufacturer waranty still so worst case you could go directly through nokia although I’d think the store would do the right thing and make it easy on you as a customer.

  • UMA_Fan

    Is this HSPA+ 42?

    • Mystictrust

      yes

  • Singleweird

    if you could control the background image on wp8 phones and the opacity of the tiles = sale.

  • tmouser

    Everybody complains and smashes T-Mobile for their phone line up. They are a budget friendly carrier and should be expected to have mid-range phones. If you don’t like, switch to the carrier that you wont bitch about. If you can’t afford to, quit complaining about what you can’t have.

    • Anonymous

      no, i will continue to complain. how about you stop reading?

  • tmoguy89

    guys, tmobile got the better version of the 820, taller yet 15grams lighter than the 820, bigger battery bumped to 1800mAh vs 1500mAh on the 820, higher end ffc 1.3mpx hd vs the 820’s .3 vga mpx ffc … do some research before you start bashing

    • TMOTECH

      So the 820 is better than the 820? I am confused.

  • dabears!

    Take that AT&T we have exclusive phone too! sad :(

  • pjthelogan

    it’s not the 920 so fail.

  • KuntyKunt

    The international version of the Lumia 920 will work on T-Mobile’s 1700 band, at HSPA+ 42
    Would be nice to see a subsidized version, but its better than none. Value plan FTW!

  • Perry_F

    I’ve been a loyal tmo customer since they were voicestream. And honestly I am with them because of their rate plans. Certainly not the high end devices which we never seem to get. Sure we might get one or two high end (i.e. GSII & GSIII) but for the most part its mid tier at best for us. Was hoping for the 920 then held out hopes for the 820. No dice. The 8X is the highest end WP8 from HTC so that is high end, though not so much so when compared to a high end android device.

    Service where I live in NJ is good with tmo so I don’t complain but I do wish we could get a few more “must have” devices. Just saw an article on CNET about all the new phones AT&T is getting and I was jealous and depressed. They’re getting everything.

    If tmo really wants to move up in terms of subscribers then it really needs to address the lack of quality high end handsets. Saving $$ is great but you also need something to entice folks to come over to tmo. And the Nokia 810 is not it!

    • ” Was hoping for the 920 then held out hopes for the 820. No dice.”

      The 810 is exactly the same as the 820 except for a slightly different body style.

      You’re right about the 920 and Tmobile, sure… but I don’t understand how you see the 820 as ‘high end’ and the 810 as not high end when its the same damn thing. The different body style and designation pretty much is a technicality that allows AT&T to hold exclusivity over the ‘820’ while letting Nokia release the exact same hardware elsewhere under a different name.

      • Perry_F

        I didn’t mean the 820 was high end but with no 920 for tmo I was hoping for the 820. But if I do decide to go the WP8 route this time then I would have to really think about the 8X and the Ativ S. Although any Nokia phone would probably be better supported as both htc & sammy have their fingers in the android pie while nokia has all its eggs in the WP basket.

  • it a smaller more squared off less bulky 900 faster same battery life updated software and a few extras. the screen on this is better screen then both 710 and 900. Dont Just go by resolution, nokia technology makes it betterapple iphone 5 is still 640 but it steel better then some android screens with higher resolution. Of course it nokia 920 is better because it offers more , but this seems like a pretty good phone

  • Atomic Shadow

    I wonder if they are going to load it with bloatware that you can’t delete? Like they did on my detestable MyTouch 4G. It’s one of the big reasons I hate that phone worse than anything. They should leave it to me to keep programs and apps that we want to use and not take up memory with Yahoo Mail or stock market apps that I will never touch.

    • TMOTECH

      I hear ya man but I can honestly say that my daughter uses my old MT4G and it still rocks. Never crashes and always works as advertised. I think that is one of the best “quality” handsets we have ever released.

    • Will you see some bloatware? Yes. Will it be ‘unistallable’? Not on a Windows Phone.

    • Wyn6

      Outside of the native apps, any app can be uninstalled from a Windows Phone. You’ll have Tmobile TV, Family Room and some other Tmo stuff on the phone when you get it. But, you just swipe over to the app list, tap and hold, select uninstall and voila! Gone.

  • this is a great phone it’s a smaller thiner more squared off 900 same screen size faster processor and updated software and nokia technology . the screen is better then the 710no amoled or 900 amoled due do to updated technology plus it shoots 1080p 8mp the 900 shots 720p 8mp plus the camera faster and has more capabilities. Far as resolution and good screens nokia does good it also amoled clearblack exclusive nokia. The iphone 5 has the resolution and the screen stll looks better then previous gen point proven. true its no 920 with pure motion hd screen or or pureview camera or as built out of one block metal but the 810 not that much different from the 920 other then those few things i just mention plus few software extras.Its gonna be better then 900 because the 900 hundred is first gen the 810 is second gen with many enhancements and way better then the 710

  • eric42

    There’s a lot of talk about this being a disappointment compared to the 920. I’ve got to say that I actually prefer the 810 to the 920 in many regards. I think the removable back is a plus. I like the option of a rugged backing, replacing a damaged backing, or just changing the color. Obviously expandable storage is a big advantage (8GB is just killing me on my 710). The screen size is fine (I actually prefer 4.3″). It’s got a bigger / longer lasting battery. The FFC is improved (although that probably isn’t a very big deal to most).

    Just like the 920, it’s got Gorilla glass (which the 820 does not). Both are elegant phones visually. I haven’t read anything about NFC, but I’m assuming that will be included. Also don’t know about “super sensitive touch” but I’m not even sure that’s a good thing at this point.

    Sure the PureView camera would be a big plus, but honestly if I care that much about the shot I’m probably not going to be using my phone anyway. The only big disappointment to me is the screen resolution / PPI. Of course, I’m over 40 so 800×480 is rapidly becoming a “retina” display for me ;-).

    I think this will be a big hit for T-Mobile.

  • rtechie

    T-Mobile executives are on record as saying they absolutely hate the US carrier subsidized phone model, mainly because this cuts into their profits as a carrier and drains short term cash. Basically, that $600 Galaxy S3 still costs $600, it’s just that T-Mobile pays $350 of the cost and effectively tacks that onto your 2 year bill.

    If you do the math, you’ll find that the contract free plan from T-Mobile is a LOT cheaper (more than $600) than their subsidized plan. It gets even cheaper if you go with the $30 Wal mart plan.

    Basically, it’s stupid to buy a carrier-subsidized phone. If you do the math it’s cheaper to buy a full phone ENTIRELY ON CREDIT with a 30% interest rate than it is to pay the carrier subsidy. Even scammy layaway companies give you a better rate.

    T-Mobile actually has the best selection of phones available because T-Mobile can use unlocked HSPA+ international phones. Nobody should really care what “T-Mobile” gets because they shouldn’t be on a 2 year plan.

  • Laststop311

    whats the point of getting exclusive deals on mid range phones? and yea noterules I save over 840 a year in monthly fees compared to verizon and att sprint is a little closer but still way cheaper than them too.