Nokia Lumia 710 Hits T-Mobile January 11 for $49.99

Ryan Whitwam

The first Nokia Windows Phone 7 device is about to hit American shores, and it’s coming to none other than... T-Mobile? It might not be the network people were hoping for, but it’s also not the device either. The Lumia 710 is the budget-friendly Nokia handset, and is going to sell for $49.99 on a 2-year contract. No one looks to be carrying the higher-end Lumia 800.

The Lumia 710 has a curved design with a good-quality 3.7-inch LCD at 480x800 resolution. Inside is a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP camera, and 8GB of storage. The meager storage is helped a little by the 25GB of integrated MIcrosoft SkyDrive space. The device will run on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, called 4G by the carrier.

The software is mostly stock Windows Phone, although there will be Nokia’s turn-by-turn Drive app, a T-Mobile account manager, ESPN app, and a few others. This mid-range device can be yours on January 11.

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