Fans of Nokia and who have been eagerly anticipating to see what the company has in store in terms of Windows Phone devices, it looks like the wait is over! After all that waiting we guess we’re glad that the Nokia Lumia 710 is now official, which was previously known by its codename Sabre, although they didn’t really reveal anything that wasn’t leaked out prior to the Nokia World event.
Nokia Lumia 710 key specifications:
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor
- Adreno 205 GPU
- 512MB of RAM
- 3.7” WVGA 480×800 display
- 8GB of internal storage, with microSD card slot that supports up to 24GB in total
- 5MP rear-facing camera
- Windows Phone 7.5
- 3G HSPA+ connectivity
- Dimensions: 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm
- Weight: 126g
- 1300mAh battery that supports 7.6 hours 3G talk time, 400 hours maximum 3G standby time
Granted these aren’t the most amazing specifications you will be able to find on a smartphone these days, but take note that when it comes to Microsoft’s Windows Phone devices, the Redmond-based company is usually pretty strict with what sort of specifications they want/allow for their devices. The good news is that Nokia has plans to market the Nokia Lumia 710 as an “affordable” handset, so for those who love the Nokia brand and want to jump aboard the Windows Phone bandwagon, this could be the device you are looking for.
It comes with the usual Windows Phone 7.5 refinements, such as a maps app, the Metro UI design with live tiles for those who want to be kept updated on the go, and the device itself, keeping in tradition with Nokia’s design philosophy, will come with a variety of different back panel covers to choose from. These colors include black, white, fuchsia, cyan and yellow.
The good news for those living in Europe and Asia, you will be able to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 by the end of the year, but as far as those living in the US are concerned, it looks like we will have to wait until 2012 to get our hands on Nokia’s new Windows Phone handsets. The Nokia Lumia 710 will sell for an estimated 270 EURO.
For those who might have missed out on the Nokia World event, check out the video presentation for the Nokia Lumia 710 below, or check out our summary of Nokia’s keynote event here.