Nokia 710 - Windows Phone for the upper mid-tier

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The Nokia 710 is the second Windows Phone smartphone announced at Nokia World. It offers an alternative entry point into the Nokia Windows Phone experience. The lower cost of the Nokia 710 gives Nokia a bigger addressable market for its initial Windows Phone push; it can be considered an upper mid-tier device.

Nokia Lumia 710 (White)

The key hardware specifications include quad band 3G connectivity (HSDPA Cat 10 - 14.4 MBps, HSUPA Cat 6 - 5.76 Mbps), 5MP auto-focus camera, a 1.4GHz single core processor with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of on board memory (non-expandable, as per usual with Windows Phone). 

The design is similar to the Nokia 603, a recently announced Symbian Belle smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 710 (White)

Key hardware features

  • 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm, 125g in weight, 81cc in volume; monoblock touch form factor
  • A combination of glass and plastic materials.
  • Processor:  1.4GHz with GPU co-processor (likely a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon) , RAM: 512MB
  • 3.7" TFT ClearBlack Display touchscreen; 800 x 480 pixels resolution (WVGA)
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera (with LED flash); video capture at 1280 x 720p (HD - 720p at 30 frames per second).
  • Integrated GPS with location support for A-GPS, WLAN and Cell-ID location techniques
  • Compass (magnetometer), accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors
  • microUSB (USB 2.0) for PC connectivity and charging
  • 3.5mm audio out/TV out
  • 1300mAh removeable battery
  • WCDMA 900/1700/1900/2100 (3G) and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (HSDPA Cat 10 - 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat 6 - 5.76 Mbps)
  • WiFi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 
  • 8GB mass memory
  • Available Q4 2011
  • In box contents: Nokia 710, Nokia Connectivity Cable, Nokia Headset, Nokia High Efficiency Charger and slimline case (selected markets).
  • Available in black and white and with replaceable back covers

Nokia 701 colour scheme

Key software features:

  • Runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) with Nokia customisations
  • Nokia Drive - voice guided, worldwide car navigation service. Maps can be downloaded over the air or pre-loaded. Also comes with a user interface optimised for in-car use.
  • A number of Nokia created applications including Nokia Music, streaming and offline service. Comes with 'MixRadio' which can be seeded with your favourite Artists.
  • Exclusive partnership with ESPN for the "ESPN Hub" giving world wide sports news (coming soon).


Nokia 701 Windows Phone device

We'll have more content on the two new Lumia smartphones later. Watch the site for analysis and reflections.