From today, Vodacom and Cell C will have the new, lower priced Nokia Lumia 710 phone available at R3999.
The new colorful device was designed to bring the Windows Phone smartphone experience to a new lower price point, without sacrifices. It combines the powerful social and Internet experience of Windows Phone with the ability to take pictures in almost any conditions and share with friends in seconds, as well as access to thousands of the most popular apps and exclusive Nokia services, like Nokia Drive.
Based on the Windows Phone 7.5 release, the Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone has a broad range of social-network focussed features:
The Nokia Lumia 710 can be personalised with a choice of white or black front finish and additional inter-changeable back coloured covers, very much like the covers from the Nokia 5110 days.
“We are very excited to be bringing the next device in the Lumia range to South Africa. The Lumia 710 offers the same functionality as the Lumia 800 at a lower price point, and is perfect for consumers that thrive on being socially connected. This again highlights Nokia’s commitment to delivering the latest smartphones with localized services to the South African market,” says Colin Baumgart, Nokia South Africa General Manager.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is still one of our favourite handsets, so we cannot wait to get our hands on the Lumia 710.
The first leaked images of these phones have been doing the rounds, but now Nokia has finally given us the official specs. Two new Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 will be released, both sporting the latest Windows Phone Mango update, but also sporting very impressive design and specs. Windows Phone 7 has been begging for some decent hardware design to go with it, and Nokia really brought their best.
The Lumia 800 is the one most people will be keeping an eye on – this will afterall be Nokia’s new flagship device. Until now Nokia flagships did not always have greatest specs, but this time they seemed to beef their phone up quite a bit. The Lumia 800 will be running on a 1.4GHz processor with 512MB RAM, and it is encased in a polycarbonate body which is great to look at and hold. It continues the N9′s minimalistic design, but it does gain three touch sensitive buttons upfront, unlike the N9. The Lumia 800 will also have Navigation built into the phone, which no other WP device has had yet so far. The camera has a f2.2 aperture, so expect some pretty great snaps. Expect pricing of around $585.