One more reason I can’t wait for 2012: Nokia’s first U.S. Windows Phone—the Lumia 710—lands at T-Mobile on January 11, the companies announced today.
Perfect for smartphone first-timers and anyone looking for a stylish, wallet-friendly Windows Phone, the Lumia 710 will be available at T-Mobile stores, on its website, and from select dealers and national retailers. Expected price: $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate (two-year contract and qualifying voice and data plan required).
As my colleague Ben noted back in October, the Lumia 710 is a solid, no-nonsense smartphone designed to perform: It has a 3.7-inch ClearBlack WVGA touchscreen, a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera. Besides all the great new features of Windows Phone 7.5, it also comes pre-stocked with popular apps including ESPN, Netflix, The Weather Channel, Slacker Radio, T-Mobile TV, and Nokia Drive for voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation.
And it has style: You can pick one up in black or white.