Nokia ships second Windows Phone, Lumia 710

By Tom Warren, on 9th Dec 11 2:15 pm with 31 Comments

Nokia Lumia 710

Nokia announced on Friday that it is now shipping its second Windows Phone, the Lumia 710.

The Lumia 710 is available in Taiwan today and will become available in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Russia over the next seven days. Nokia says the device will roll out globally in the coming weeks. The retail price in Europe is 270 EUR. Nokia is expected to announce the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile USA on December 14. T-Mobile and Nokia are both holding a press conference that hints at a Windows Phone announcement. A user guide for a T-Mobile branded Lumia 710 was also discovered earlier this week.

Nokia’s Lumia 710 device recently passed testing at the FCC and appears to be heading to T-Mobile. The device has been passed on the T-Mobile-unique 3G 1700 band, as well as 850 and 1900 GSM bands. This could indicate that T-Mobile is planning to stock the Lumia 710 in the coming months. Nokia introduced the Lumia 710 at its Nokia World event in October. The Nokia Lumia 710 will ship as an affordable Windows Phone in white and black colors. The back of the device has replaceable covers that will match the colors of Windows Phone.

The Nokia Lumia 710 includes the following specifications:

  • 3.7-inch LCD ClearBlack Display
  • 1.4 GHz single-core processor
  • Exchangeable back covers
  • 5 MP camera, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Anonymous

    I’d like a white version of the higher end nokias. finally that white theme has a use.

  • Hhh

    Wee, long live Nokia. Mangoes are tastier than an Apple.

    • phil jay

      well both dancing the tango and shooting up apollo rocket don’t sound as tasty as a mango either

    • Anonymous

      It aint like that bro, the rockets are filled with Mango fruits!

    • Lewis McCrary

      Eh, an Apollo rocket (Saturn V) is by far more amazing than a mango. :)

    • Anonymous

      Can’t eat da rocket!

  • Anonymous

    IDC is reporting that Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia are selling well.  500,000 units+ since launch (the article is on Bloomberg).  This will improve the number and the community even more.

    • HeatherL

      I understand the desire to look for good news but really 500,000 phones, Android is doing that a day.   In fact most analyst are lowering their initial predictions to be less then 1 million for the qtr.   

      It is important that those of us who are fans of this OS do not try to make bad news into good news.  We need to call out management quickly and often when they are not performing like they should when it comes to WP7 otherwise it allows them to continue doing the wrong things.  Then like zune the product will die on the vine.  

    • Joe_HTH

      Good point, it is sad that even with all of the big push of Nokia in 
      UK has only gave WP7 a .12% growth in market share… that is one tenth of one percent.   We have to demand more from MS management because up until now they are blowing it!

    • Not ice_fusion.

      I don’t know.. my first thoughts are “baby steps”. With the iphone and android out there, I wouldn’t imagine that everyone would drop what they have to help sell 1 million a day or something crazy like that. 500k sold sounds like a solid number so far, as long as it keeps rising.

  • Anonymous

    Still no Nokia in US?

    • GaryGibsonUSMC_DD

      Go away, turd.

    • Anonymous

      Apple still kicking Microsoft behind for years now.

    • Gamer

      lol iTroll

    • Kulwinder Singh

      That’s why people like you lick SJ ass.

    • Bob

      You is turf, go away.

    • bob


  • Ignacio Fuentes

    is that a front facing camera I see?

    • Josh Martin

      Nope. The 710 is a lower-end phone than even the 800 so no FFC until the 900/”Ace” or whatever they call the higher-end model. But this is a good phone for people who would normally go with Android for the pricepoint factor.

    • Kenneth Gordon

      My old Nokia had a FFC which I could use even when not tied wifi. In fact the phone before that one had an FFC too, my old 6500s. Did I use it, maybe twice when I wanted to see that it worked. I just never found a use for it. 

  • Abc

    I Don’t Like Apple Products as they are costly for me and not affordable.
    I Don’t Like Android Phones as they are difficult to use it right away and with recent concerns about the IQ Software and privacy concerns, they are a No-No for me.
    Windows Phones are the Best Phones for me as a) they are simple to use b) Not as budget breaking as Apple phones c) Long time user of Nokia phones and like them d) Not as difficult to understand as Android where I need to take a crash course just to operate.
    I am just waiting when the Nokia phones will be released in US.

    • Gamer

      Dude, you are cool!!! LOVING THAT

    • AlienSix

      Apple is not affordable?  The Nokia 800 ie price only a few $ less then iPhone.  I am all for  WP7, and first to say it is my preferred OS, but do not distort the truth to make your option more then just that… it make all WP7 look like idiots, worst then iFANS

    • Kenneth Gordon

      Even if I got the iphone phone on contract, its still way more than the windows phone.  So that is probably what he was going for. Here the iphone phone was the only phone where we had to pay £70 up front and then £40 per month.  I dont think so..  His other points are valid though. I wouldn’t say WP7 fans are idiots, at least I think thats what you mean, just more discerning. As you can plainly see ABc looked at the options and chose the one that suited him. You can’t blame him  for that, or perhaps you would like him to to get a complicated or overly expensive phone that he doesn’t like?   I did exactly the same thing and chose the Lumia 800.

      Two years ago I could have got an iphone 3GS and walked away when I saw the cost, this time round it was the cost and feeling of being locked into crappy itunes, and of course the old style interface. I do agree with you with one thing thing though. Apple fanboys? oh dear… 

    • AlienSix

      My point is that if you have to exaggerate to validate your preference the argument losses merit.   Yours and my preference may be WP7 OS based phones but you should present it in a quantitative manner or just admit that facts are indifferent to your position,  

    • Kenneth Gordon

      I think its only your perception that there is exaggeration going on. I would prefer the list of reasons in his choice of phone, rather than the dumbing down statement of ‘Apple and Android suck!’  

      Here is someone who likes the phone and you criticise him for being precise in his reasoning.  Did you fall out the wrong side of bed this morning or are you always a Mr Picky.  There is no pleasing some folk.  

  • blakehaas

    I’d like to see an unboxing and review.. Looks like i’ll have to consider getting this since tmo isn’t doing shit.

  • Passerby

    how about this win phone?

  • Androidized

    Strange decision to ship first in ASIA, probably the US early adopters will lose interest in get the phone and review it, because it has already been done in other part of the globe. But probably because they realise that they have no change in US and they are trying to own asia markets.

  • Vinoth Di

    I dont think Nokia will c good sales in India.. Lumia 800 is priced double for a normal WP7.5 phone. No Bluetooth FT, No front facing camera, 16GB limited memory, No equaliser in music player, etc., makes me think few times before buying it. Never..

  • JAson

    this is nice and cheap entry level wp7 should do well