Since the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 launched last week (see our review), we've seen the commercials on TV numerous times (which is odd since we barely watch TV) and now if you go to T-Mo's website, you'll see the Lumia 710 as a "featured" phone. That basically means it gets top billing on the device listings page so perhaps new customers may be swayed towards the little device that could.
On top of that, it's currently sitting at an astounding 4.9 stars (out of 5) from 28-reviews which have heaped praise on the device and the OS. We have to agree too as we've been using it all weekend and we'll be posting our thoughts later this week. Until then, we can take solace in Nokia seeming to gain traction here in the US. Hopefully we'll see some sales figures soon to back that up.
Source: T-Mobile (opens in new tab); Thanks, DigTheNoise, for the tip!
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Fantastic news! The swell is beginning to build for WP7! Just need some DownUnder love now :D
Well, there's good news
PLZ bring the Lumia 900 to Australia Please telstra listen LOL
Please bring the white and colorful version to Denmark.
Im sick an tired of black slaps.
And please get devices of all WP manufactures on every network here in North America.
This is great news! Fortunately, I'm leaving Sprint for AT&T (no WP love) but I've decided to purchase an unlocked Dell Venue Pro to hold me over until I see what Windows Phone 8 is gonna be like. I already own the Sprint Arrive so I've supported the platform from the start but before I lock myself down for two years, I wanna see what Apollo is bringing and make sure I have the hardware that'll support it best. Good luck to Nokia and WP OS never the less.
It's already up to 42 reviews....
And don't forget the 4 reviews for the white model. That one has an average of FIVE stars!
The actual reviews shouldn't be surprising as we all know WP7's problem is not the OS itself. It's simply the marketing push (or lack thereof).
And that's also what's behind it being a feaured device; Nokia entered a partnership with T-Mobile, this is just them fullfulling their end of the deal.
53 reviews and 5 stars!!
Nokia is exactly what WP needed (a proavtive premium hardware partner)
I'm definitely getting a Lumia 900! :)
go Nokia WP!
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