Thursday, 15 December 2011

T-Mobile first in U.S. to sell Nokia Windows Phone



T-Mobile will be the first U.S. operator to offer a Nokia phone running Windows Mobile when it starts selling the Lumia 710 early next year.

The operator on Monday announced that the phone would hit the shelves on Jan. 11, just missing the holiday buying season. The Lumia 710, a low-end Smartphone already available in other parts of the world, will cost $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract.

The Lumia 710 will run on T-Mobiles high-speed network, has a 3.7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera and runs on a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes loaded with Nokia Drive, a voice-guided navigation app, and Microsoft apps including Bing Search with voice activation, Xbox Live and the Windows Phone Office Hub.

In an announcement about the phone, T-Mobile said it is targeting the device at people who have wanted a Smartphone but think they are too expensive.

While the Lumia 710 runs Windows Phone 7.5, it’s not the most anticipated Nokia Windows Phone. The Lumia 800, already available outside of the U.S., is a high-end Smartphone from Nokia that has received positive reviews. No U.S. operator has yet announced plans to sell the phone.

www.computerworld.com

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