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Nokia Lumia 710 coming to Three UK

Things have changed at Three UK, as it was only a few months ago that we ran the story of the carrier making the decision as to whether or not the company should continue to stock Windows Phones. The carrier was on the wagon back in 2010 with the Samsung Omnia 7, but has now been effectively pushing the Nokia Lumia 800 since its release. Should you be waiting for the Lumia 710 and be on Three, then you'll be happy to learn that the carrier is bringing Lumia 710 back.

Be sure to head on over and register your interest for updates.

Source: ThreeUK, thanks TheWeeBear for the tip!

Nokia hitting the U.S. with operation 'Rolling Thunder'

Nokia and T-Mobile U.S. are in full swing with their announced launch party of the Lumia 710, but what's coming up next for the Finnish Windows Phone manufacturer? Operation "Rolling Thunder", as it's internally referred to, is Nokia's plan for rolling out a number of handsets next year and aiming for multiple price points. Chris Weber, head of U.S. operations at Nokia, explained that the company will be at CES in January making a noise as they have been doing in Europe.

"We will be launching a portfolio of devices in the U.S. across a range of price points, user experience and operators. The rollouts are referred to internally as "Operation Rolling Thunder". We’ll have a very large presence [at CES] and it’ll be clear that Nokia is back in a quite strong way in the U.S."

We'll be sure to check out CES in Las Vegas to see what Nokia will be bringing to the event. The Nokia Lumia 900 is still on the list, a more powerful option for U.S. consumers, and is set to hit the states early 2012 if rumours are to be valid. Nokia has the daunting task of getting carriers on side to stock their Windows Phones. Battling hard against the iPhone and a plethora of Android handsets will make a successful and effective marketing campaign all that more important.

Source: Bloomberg, thanks to Baljinder for the heads up!

T-Mobile-Nokia Lumia 710 launch event in NYC [Video]

Howdy folks, we're still here, rocking away at the T-Mobile-Nokia Lumia 710 launch event in SoHo, New York. Anywho, above you'll find out hands on with the 710, which we're impressed with. The screen is gorgeous, the camera is great and it feels perfect in the hand.

The device features a powerful 1.4Ghz CPU, 3.7" "clear black" screen, 8GB of memory and low-aperture camera which should meet most people's needs who are entry or mid-level smartphone users. Heck, even we want one.

Nokia is planning on supporting this device through their "concierge service" which allows customers to basically interact with Nokia directly for support on their phone--not just problems, but on how to maximize the device's use to its fullest potential. That sounds a lot like an Apple-experience, but you didn't hear that from us. In addition, expect some Nokia-backed advertising for this device--not Deadmau5 kind of things, but strong, consistent support which is a win for the Windows Phone ecosystem as well as Nokia/T-Mobile.

Look for this phone for $49.95 come January. Finally, we're expecting a large Nokia presence at CES in Vegas, where we we'll be reunited for whatever they have to announce or show off. Stay tuned! A few more pics after the break...

T-Mobile Lumia 710 coming January 11 for $49.99

In anticipation of T-Mobile's event tonight in NYC, Nokia has posted a press pamphlet for the T-Mobile-branded Lumia 710, which will be available on January 11.  The packet includes a full spec sheet as well as some press shots.  Nokia has also revealed that the Lumia 710 will sell for a downright steal of $49.99.  It will be available in black or white, with the option to swap out the backplate for something flashier.  There is also a wealth pre-loaded apps:

  • Nokia Drive
  • The Weather Channel
  • ESPN
  • Netflix
  • App Highlights
  • T-Mobile TV
  • My Account
  • Slacker Radio
  • TeleNav GPS

Despite the early spoiler from Nokia, we are looking forward to tonight's event and will be there in full force.  Check back here to get the latest tidbits from NYC and hit the jump to read the full presser from Nokia.

Source: Nokia

Nokia Lumia 800 Australia page is live

The Nokia Lumia 800 (our review) is already available unlocked at Australia's MobiCity, but now Nokia have put up the AU Lumia 800 page on their website, which features a store finder for those who are interested in purchasing the handset. The Lumia 710 also has a page up and both devices are labeled "coming soon". The Lumia family of Windows Phones were stated to be hitting countries outside Europe this fall, and we could possibly see a push from Nokia in Australia to help combat carrier and retail store issues.

Source: Nokia AU

Lumia 710 heading to Italy early next year

Responding to an inquiry via Twitter, Nokia Italy said that the Lumia 710 will be available in Italy in early 2012.  It is expected that the handset will go for around 350€ with VAT.  A recent advertising blitz in Milan coincides with the announcement, as the 710's joins its sibling, the Lumia 800, which is already available in Italy for 499€.

The Nokia Lumia 710, which has also just passed Anatel in Brazil, is a playful phone with interchangeable colored backplates.  It also sports:

  • 3.7-inch TFT LCD display at 800x480 resolution
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • 8GB internal storage, 512MB RAM
  • Quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900); quad-band 3G (850/900/1900/2100); 14.4Mbps
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Dimensions: 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 125.5 grams
  • WIfi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • aGPS

Source: Nokia italy; Via: Plaffo (Thanks for the tip, Antonino!)

Nokia Lumia 710 coming to Brazil, passes Anatel

Good news for those in Brazil, you can add the Nokia Lumia 710 to your Samsung Omnia W and HTC Ultimate (aka Titan). The news comes from WinPhone Blog (fan site) who noticed that the mid-range phone passed Anatel, that country's equivalent of the FCC. While no release date is specified, the rest of the filings info is confidential till January 1st, 2012 but from previous experience, WPB expects a mid-January release.

The Lumia 710 should be a popular phone with it mid-level specs and solid design. No word on pricing or carrier, so we'll keep an ear out.

via: WinPhone Blog

Nokia Lumia 710 begins global roll out

We've seen leaked images of the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 and now Nokia has officially announced that their latest Windows Phone is available today in Taiwan and shipping to Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Russia within the next seven days. The global roll-out will expand to other markets in the coming weeks.

T-Mobile is still scheduled to hold an event in New York on December 14th which will be a shocker if it's not about the Lumia 710.

The Lumia 710 will sport a 3.7" screen, 5mp camera, 8GB of storage and weighs in at 4.4 ounces. Like the Lumia 800, the 710 lacks a front facing camera.  The Lumia 710 will also sport swappable battery covers so you can personalize things a bit.  

Estimated retail price is 270 Euro (about $361 US).

source: Nokia

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 Accessories sheet leaked

We're already aware of the upcoming T-Mobile/Nokia event (we'll be there), and that the Lumia 710 is making its way to the U.S. thanks to an FCC manual, but in case there's any doubt left in some minds it's certainly clear by looking at the above image that the handset is making it's way onto T-Mobile's network. What will remain to be seen is if any other announcements will be made. Nokia is yet to hit the U.S. with a promotion campaign to the likes of what we've witnessed in Europe (especially the UK).

T-Mobile looks set to push accessories (as expected) when they launch the Lumia 710, but will you be picking one up or going with the HTC Radar?

Source: The Verge

Nokia Lumia 710 The Amazing Everyday [Video]

Nokia has uploaded a sleek video of the Lumia 710, which shares the same theme, effects and music as past videos for the 800. To refresh the memory, the Lumia 710 is the lower-end, more affordable option to the 800, sporting less memory (8GB), a 5MP camera, and a TFT screen (with ClearBlack technology and Corning Gorilla Glass). While news has been relatively quiet surrounding the 710, it has been rumoured to be heading to the U.S. on T-Mobile.

Source: YouTube, via: MonWindowsPhone

Nokia being positive about Lumia 800 UK launch and sales

We know Nokia has had a tough ride, especially since they ditched Symbian to pair up with Microsoft and dedicate resources to Windows Phone alone. Not only shares, but the minds of customers, have been bouncing around, following Stephen Elop's moves closely. The manufacturer has had little over six months to produce a Windows Phone since the partnership with Microsoft was announced.  

According to a report over at Reuters, Nokia is attempting to keep the smiles with releasing an optimistic statement:

"Lumia 800 sales in the U.K. are off to an excellent start. Based on earliest data the sales start of the Lumia 800 is the best ever first week of Nokia smartphone sales in the U.K. in recent history. By our measures, we have gained significant smartphone sell-out share in the channels in which we are operating in the U.K."

As noted by Gigaom, the above statement is pretty vague and with no sale data published it's difficult to tell whether the company is actually doing extremely well with the launch or is attempting to liven the mood.. Were we really expecting a massive sell out? Probably not. Windows Phone is still young and requires much promotion to sway the minds of potential adopters. Nokia has come to the game with nothing and have spent erratically to pick up momentum for not only the Lumia family of handsets, but the platform as well. It's a tough assignment for a manufacturer who has been in trouble for some time.

Nokia has been busy focusing on "The Amazing Everyday" marketing campaign, with hosting impressive promotion events, setting up advertising effectively (including Heathrow Airport) and working closely with U.K. carriers. As we previously reported, the Finnish manufacturer has tripled their marketing expenditure, which should be setting the ground for their volume introduction of handsets in 2012.

The Lumia 710 and 800 (our review) are entry handsets, the first two from the Finnish company. They've continuously stated that 2012 will be the year for both Nokia and Windows Phone, while 2011 will see one or two devices to see the year through and show what Nokia is capable of. A turnaround that Nokia requires will not happen with the launch of two rushed devices on a new platform. This is going to be a marathon, just like Microsoft with Windows Phone. We'll have to wait and see how the two companies work together to make both the platform and Nokia handsets a success on a global scale.

Source: Gigaom, Reuters

Nokia Lumia 710 heading to T-Mobile as the Sword?

TMoNews is reporting that the Nokia Lumia 710 is slated to be introduced to the T-Mobile line-up in January of 2012. The internal codename is being listed as "Sword" and the Windows Phone will be available in black and white colors. Makes sense as we first broke the news about the phone passing the FCC with T-Mo bands a few days ago.

No word if "Sword" will stick and we'll see the curtain raise on the T-Mobile Nokia Sword come this January.

We liked what we saw of the Lumia 710 at Nokia World. The 710 sports a 3.7" WVGA 800x480 TFT screen, 8GB of storage, 1.4ghz processor and a 5mp rear facing camera.

So... two questions for our T-Mobile customers. First, happy with the 710 or would you have rather seen the Lumia 800 hitting the shelves? Second, should T-Mobile stick with "Sword"?

via: TMoNews

MSFT updates the Windows Phone website, adds Nokia Lumia line-up

Not sure when it happened but Microsoft has updated their "Buy" section of the Windows Phone website. The Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 are now listed along with the Samsung Focus, HTC Arrive and other First and Second Generation Windows Phones.

Along with the general information the individual listings also have "check price" links for the various countries the phones are heading to. So far all you can do is submit your email to be notified when the new phones become available but it's a start. nice thing about having most of the Windows Phones listed on the Windows Phone site is the ability to compare models side by side. You can check and see how the Lumia 710, Samsung Focus Flash and HTC Radar compare to see which one to set your sights on.

Thanks goes out to Nataku4ca for the tip!

Nokia Lumia 710 with T-Mobile bands passes FCC

We saw the Lumia 710 listed on the US Nokia site the other day. Some sites reported that this was just for information purposes only and did not mean the Lumia 710 was headed to the US anytime soon.

While that may still be the case, it is curious to see a Lumia 710 soar through the United States FCC sporting the T-Mobile-unique 3G 1700 band (as well as 850 and 1900 ones). The device cleared on September 26th with results posted on October 24th. It comes with an A/C and USB adapters and headphones, all of which were looked at by the FCC.

We know it's the Lumia 710 because Nokia refers to it as "QMNRM-809" for the FCC ID in all documents. If we look at Nokia's Declaration of Conforimity in Europe for the Lumia 710, you'll notice"RM-809" is used interchangeably with "Nokia 710.1".

So, will T-Mo be getting this? Signs point to yes, but we've seen devices get FCC approval before and never launched. Nothing is set in stone, but it's a decent sign at least. Let the leaks begin!

Source: FCC; Thanks, Zsolt B., for the links!

Nokia 710 Lumia hands on [Video]

So we got to play a bit with the Nokia 710 Lumia which was just announced here at Nokia World. Overall it's a solid phone with great build quality and those fantastic physical keys in front (which don't feel "cheap" at all to us).

The device while not as elegant as the 800 is still a winner in our books with an excellent camera and that amazing Nokia screen on board. Plus the white color is a nice change for Windows Phone.

Check out the video for our quick impression and if you want more, we'll shoot another later. And yes, the Nokia 800 Lumia video is on its way too...sit tight. Sorry for the alarm by the way. Looks like someone really wanted a new Nokia phone!

Nokia announces the no-nonsense Lumia 710

Where the Nokia Lumia 800 goes off the beaten path, the Lumia 710 takes things to a more familiar place. Featuring a more traditional unibody design -- albeit one with interchangeable battery covers -- the Lumia 710 is geared toward the more social (read: younger) crowd, and it's available in black or white, with either black, white, cyan, fuchsia or yellow covers.

But just because the Lumia 710's geared toward the younger set doesn't mean it's lacking specs. Try this on for size:

  • 3.7-inch TFT LCD display at 800x480 resolution
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • 8GB internal storage, 512MB RAM
  • Quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900); quad-band 3G (850/900/1900/2100); 14.4Mbps
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Dimensions: 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 125.5 grams
  • WIfi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • aGPS

It'll cost about 270 Euro.

Source: Nokia

New photo of the Nokia Sabre shows physical buttons

We just had another photo of the Nokia Sabre, admittedly heavily "masked", land in our inbox.

It looks remarkably like the earlier shot leaked today but this time we can see the lower buttons, which should make quite a few people happy: they're physical. Yup, the front-facing buttons look to be nice, clear gel type buttons which should alleviate a lot of accidental clicks that come from capacitive buttons.

Although the screen looks small (3.7") and this might not be the spec killer that many want, it sure looks like a solid little number. And we're sure Nokia's quality will shine through.

Update: Since the phone is in the camera app and it's running Mango, there's no switch for the front-facing camera. That can only mean one thing, that this lacks one.