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Canada has sort of been slow on getting into Windows Phone not due of course to the consumers but rather carrier reluctance. While the Lumia 900 is available on Rogers there hasn't been too much love for Nokia on Mobilicity until today.

The Lumia 710 (also on WIND), one of our favorite Windows Phones, is now available for $249.99 which seems to be a fairly good deal to us (though we'll let you weigh in in comments).

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The Lumia 710 (see our review) features a 3.7" ClearBlack LCD screen, 5MP camera and physical front keys making it quite the unique bird amongst Windows Phones these days. It also features 8GB of storage, a zippy 1.4GHz CPU and a moderate 1300mAh battery.

While many think the 710 is not as fancy as the 800 or 900 (a fair point) it still has amazing ergonomics, great audio and is quite stylish with swappable back covers. In short, we often use it over the just as solid HTC Radar.

Read the full presser after the break or head to Mobilicity to check it out.

 

Mobilicity launches Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone

Windows phone users now able to take advantage of unlimited wireless carrier’s unbeatable value

Toronto, ON – May 16, 2012Mobilicity today introduced the Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone to its line-up of popular name-brand devices, enabling Windows phone users, for the first time, to lower their wireless costs through Mobilicity’s unlimited talk, text and data service.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is built on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system, combining a 3.5” touch screen and 5MP camera featuring HD video recording with powerful social connectivity and access to thousands of cool apps. It is available at Mobilicity for the no-contract price of $249.99.

Today’s announcement is poised to be welcome news to Canadian Windows Phone enthusiasts looking to take advantage of the unlimited carrier’s affordable service plans.

Mobilicity recently added 35% more value into its ultra-affordable, unlimited talk, text and data service plans, including free minutes of voice roaming onto several of the new offerings. The new features were added into the plans without price increases. In comparison, other new entrants increased their wireless rates as of late; while the nation’s Big 3 carriers have long been known for charging amongst the highest rates in the developed world.

About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)

Mobilicity, Canada’s smart mobile carrier, was created to bring down the cost of wireless with unlimited talk, text and data plans, affordable North American coverage, plus popular handsets and smartphones – without locking customers into contracts or charging extra or hidden fees. Everything Mobilicity does adds up to a better wireless experience, not an expensive one. NOW THAT’S SMART.

Formerly known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about Mobilicity can be found at www.mobilicity.ca.