T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 launching on January 11 for $49

By Tom Warren, on 15th Dec 11 11:04 am with 24 Comments

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710

Nokia and T-Mobile unveiled the U.S. variant of the Lumia 710 at a press event on Wednesday evening.

The Lumia 710 will be made available on January 11 priced at $49 for U.S. T-Mobile customers. The device appears to be identical to the European version. Nokia will support the device by offering a special concierge service. The support will allow Nokia Lumia 710 customers to contact support reps directly.

Rumors of T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 710 kicked off last week after device manuals leaked. The device passed through FCC testing on the T-Mobile-unique 3G 1700 band, as well as 850 and 1900 GSM bands. 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
  • samanas

    and how much for pay as you go? :)

  • Anonymous

    Honestly the whie one looks pretty bad but the black one looks pretty damn slick

    • Candid Calum

      I think the white one looks awesome when using the white Windows Phone theme.

    • MSfan

      This is not a good thing, Nokia was suppose to be about bringing a high quality iPhone competitor to the states and the first phone out of the block by Nokia is a budget also ran that offer nothing more, and in some case a good deal less, then any WP7.  So much for Nokia being the WP7 OS savior,

    • Guest

      It’s the first of several that are coming. The 900 will probably be announced at CES. Do everyone a favor and become an Applefan or Andriodfan and GTFO.

    • AlienSix

      But the first phone offered DEFINES the brand, in this case:  We make good cheap phones for those who can not afford Quality.  It defines the Nokia brand and indirectly the WP7 OS brand… no wonder Lee got the boot.   

      Like MSfan said this is not want out sinking boat of a OS needs.  It is time for someone else to get the Boot:  Ballmer!

    • MSfan

      So to point a salient point about the policy and procedures of how the WP7 product is being managed results in a attack.  Sorry but that suggest more of a insecurity in your own position then mine, a position, that I’ll point out, will demand a higher degree of effort from Management resulting in better future products. So I ask which is better for MS:  my realistic view or your avoidance tendencies?

    • Guest

      @6970db54414a16927b3e22470ef98c66:disqus @08db2abe23ee9c102664fee55f6749f9:disqus 

      Did the first phone define the brand for Samsung? Oh right, it didn’t. And there’s nothing wrong with the quality of this unit. It looks great in fact. So what it says is that quality doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

      By the way, do you think you’re fooling anyone with your multiple aliases and broken English? Like I said, GTFO.

    • Guest

      The target market for this, as I understand it, is users buying their first smartphone or even phone period. This isn’t their iPhone or Android high end phone compete strategy, obviously. That comes later.

    • AlienSix

      @f11fb6ae267107b31271747842115d01:disqus  “Like I said, GTFO.”Dignity is defined by as one’s conduct or speech indicative of SELF-respect… I am greatly sadden by your lowly feeling for yourself.  

      Samsung first Android OS smartphone released in the USA was positioned between a middle and upper tier product.  It reinforced the Samsung brand high quality/value product that allow the company to move easy into a top tier product branding position.

      Nokia desire to release a lower tier price driven category makes the brand upward mobility to be view as anything more then a mid tier product close to impossible.    

    • Guest

      Was that meant to be English?

    • Dalgarven

      Hmmm Yoda it sounds like. Wrong, am I not?

  • http://twitter.com/nn_hung Nguyen Ngoc Hung

    Where is the Amazing Everyday commercial for the US. I really love Nokia commercials for Windows Phone. Those Fins are genious and have such a good taste of music :D

    • Anonymous

      patience grasshopper

    • Anonymous

      While your waiting enjoy the video from England to see Nokia’s marketing style. If they take approaches like this with the right phone hardware it will be hard to stop them and WP7.

      If the link changes search: NOKIA LUMIA LIVE on YouTube

      Now Microsoft needs to step up their game and keep improving on WP7. Do that, and they will have killer market share in very little time. 

      Nokia claims we will see dozens of new Nokia models in 2012. CES 2012 will be the big kickoff… I hope they come with their A Game and decent hardware in tow.

  • Rob

    Time for Nokia and MS to drop a Billion on Advertisements heading into the US launch. If you want market share spend the money and play some offense! MS has some deep pockets so attack Android just like Apple attached windows! If you start plugging malware issues on Android and better security on Windows it will turn heads…not everyone is a techie so if they see this they will change their tune about Windows Phone. As for the Lumia 710…my wife has the HTC HD7 on T-mobile so maybe I can convince her to make the switch…considering the price tag and the fact that she still claims her favorite phone was a Nokia I think it will be an easy sell. :)

  • Anonymous

    @3f8d414ed99f5f737ae0ba49909e5cf4:disqus 

  • http://twitter.com/hammeredpizza Louis Sandiford

    But why would people buy this over an iPhone 3GS?

    I’m all in support of WP7 – I own the LG E900 – but it still seems there’s little incentive for people to get one, even as their ‘first smartphone’ when an iPhone is $50 cheaper.

    • Guest

      I agree with you fully, it seems to be a just how the MS has managed this great OS from the start, always a few steps behind the market leaders while us fans and management keeps saying give us time.  Well time is running out and Nokia is not any help, in fact simply repeating the mistakes of MS with WP7. 

    • Joe_HTH

      Proving your point after waiting for a year for this phone people are so unexcited there is less then 20 post here and we are WP7 fans :(

  • Boonetheg8r

    This would be great for a first time smart phone user. I would get this for my mom before an iphone 3gs. And I think that was Nokia’s strategy. Keeping with this, I really think Nokia WP7 would do themselves a favor and make a version of this available for Boost / MetroPCS as a pay-go phone.

    But the fact that they miss the holiday season just blows my mind. Being one month late is giving up a ton of sales.

    • Dalgarven

      So what your saying is that the Windows Phone 7 software is easier to use than IOS? Hmm that just  blew Apples intuitive IOS out of the window. Your not the first person to say this either.  The conclusion therefore is that IOS 5 is difficult and not as easy to use as its rivals.  I have to agree with you on that one, finding apps on WP7 is such a fast and easy process.  In fact with the soical intergration, you dont really have to use an app. Its already built in.

  • Anonymous

    The wait is almost over - http://mynokiablog.com/2011/12/14/nokia-preparing-for-operation-rolling-thunder-at-ces-this-year/

    Operation Rolling Thunder is coming and Nokia has the money backing from Microsoft and the phone vendors. 

    Check out Nokia’s marketing kick off for the Lumia 800 in Europe on YouTube. Search “Nokia Lumia Live”. Clearly Nokia knows how to sell phones, it’s the reason that segment of their company exists, so they must be doing something right.

    • Guest

      The Lumia is tanking in the UK :(