Launched at Nokia World, the Nokia Lumia 710 offers an accessible entrance to Windows Phone, enhanced with features that bring Nokia’s great strengths to bear. It’s a bright and fashionable phone, offering customization through exchangeable back covers and thousands of apps.
It comes in black and white varieties, with the choice of black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers. The 3.7-inch screen offers an 800 x 480-pixel resolution with a ClearBlack TFT for great colors and readability even in bright sunlight. At the rear, there’s a five-megapixel auto-focus camera with an LED flash. The camera can also shoot HD video at 30 frames-per-second.
It’s designed for social, offering full integration of Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, and photo-sharing can be done in just a couple of taps. The Internet experience on the Nokia Lumia 710 is powered by Internet Explorer 9, offering excellent performance and compatibility with a wide range of modern HTML5 web apps. Added to the Windows Phone software package is Nokia Drive, offering free turn-by-turn navigation and the latest version of Nokia Music featuring MixRadio which offers hundreds of locally-relevant music channels. Also on board is the Xbox Live Hub for gaming and Outlook Mobile for corporate email accounts.
Packing the same 1.4GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor as the Nokia Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 offers exceptional performance at this price point. Inside there’s 8GB of user storage memory and 512MB of RAM. It has quadband radio reception, 3G up to HSDPA, WiFi and Bluetooth, so the communications options are covered. The phone measures 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm and weighs 125.5g.
Available from the end of 2011, the Nokia Lumia 710 will first appear in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before becoming available in further markets in 2012. The Nokia Lumia 710 is expected to cost around €270 before any local taxes or subsidies.