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December 14, 2011

The Nokia Lumia 710 shines on its U.S. debut

Announced earlier, the Lumia 710 is going to be available in the U.S. in the New Year, and it’s got people talking.

Courtesy of The Verge

John Biggs at TechCrunch reckons the Lumia 710 is

“what Nokia does best: solid, acceptably-specced hardware at a price that’s approaching free”

He’s a fan of the phone and its entry-point status, saying that is poses a

“real and credible threat to Android”

Strong words indeed. He’s not the only one, though. Paul Ferson, writing at Neowin, reckons the Nokia Lumia 710

“appears to be an affordable route into the Windows Phone 7 smartphone world, on top of being able to appeal to more than just new smartphone buyers”

All looking rosy so far, and looking into the comments on the post that popped up on The Verge by Sean Hollister shows that the Lumia 710 has its strong supporters. Fanel responds to a question about a comparison with the HTC Radar by saying that

“Personally, I’d get the 710 in a heartbeat, it’s a Nokia – its build quality is solid, good performer and I need a phone with a removable battery”

Another word on this from Marin Perez from IntoMobile, who stresses that

“the Lumia 710 is not [a] clunker and it should be a nice device that’s well-received”

Diving into the epic comment stream on the Engadget post from Joseph Volpe (and side-stepping the trolls neatly) brings us to this from Codernaut

“Finally, the killer WP7 device has arrived”

and from Aaron McRuer

“Phone with solid hardware (relatively speaking), an unshakeable OS, and a decent price”

Had a hands on yet with the Nokia Lumia 710? Got anything add to the comments above? You can always let us know @Nokia_Connects