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The new Nokia Lumia 710 was unveiled on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly there has been plenty of talk around it. That’s hardly surprising though, when we consider this model and the Lumia 800 are the first Nokia phones ever to bear the Windows flag.

So, looking beyond its 1.4GHz processor, as well as its 3.7-inch WVGA screen and 5-megapixel rear camera, what makes this phone stand up and stand out you’re asking? Well, we have come up with seven juicy morsels of information revealing some of the lesser known, but equally impressive, characteristics that make the 710 an extremely neat piece of kit.

1. Moving onwards and upwards

Get stuck into Nokia Drive – an application on the 710 that delivers a kitted out personal navigation device with free, turn-by-turn navigation for use on the roads in sync with Nokia maps. With the 710 you’ve now got not only a great phone, but satellite navigation too, all at your fingertips.

Nokia Lumia Maps

The Nokia Lumia 710

2. Music to your ears

And, if you think that’s cool, then how about being able to plug yourself into a gigantic portable music library whilst your Nokia handset takes you on your way. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, get familiar with Nokia Music’s ‘Mix Radio’; a free and global mobile music streaming application that delivers a whole host of music channels from your phone straight to your ears. And, you can download these playlists to your 710 for listening to at your own leisure. Oh, and did we mention that there’s no registration needed either. Aweessommmeeee.

3. Listen to this…

In an update to be delivered later this year, Nokia Lumia users will also gain the ability to create personalized channels from a global catalogue of millions of tracks. That means you can create your very own Nokia playlists from one huge library at your fingertips. You can stop rubbing your eyes now; this really is all very true.

4. Find where the fun’s at

If that wasn’t enough for you, the 710 gives you the ‘Gigfinder’ app, for those of you that like to party. This application allows you to search for live local music on the move, snap up tickets for live events and share all of this with your social network. This all comes in the Nokia Music software update later this year, something well worth waiting for.

5. Memory and power at your fingertips

The 710 stores a fanciful 8GB of mass memory. The 710 also bears the distinction of being one of the few Windows Phones with physical navigation keys, a trait that will please those of you out there who appreciate a bit of sensory texture on your keypad.

6. Give your 710 a fresh look

One of the coolest features of the 710 is that it comes with a myriad of coloured interchangeable cases. So, if you get a little bored of your phone’s exterior, you can simply strip off its body and throw on a new look in no time. There are ten of these, so you’ve got one to fit every mood (depending on how prone you are to mood swings). Along with being able to change your back covers, you can tinker with the colour formatting of the tiles in the OS too. Now that’s cool.Nokia Lumia Colours

The Nokia 710 colour range

7. Get up close and personal

You all know by now that the 710 comes with a 5megapixel camera, autofocus, LED flash and x4 digital zoom. But, we bet you didn’t know that you also get a face focusing aid with all of this, meaning that while you snap away with your friends, your 710 will automatically focus on the clearest face.

That concludes our ‘things you may not have known’ list. Did you know all or any of the above? We’re always after more top tips here at @Nokia_Connects so please do share!