While the US wasn't cool enough to get in on Nokia's Lumia launch party, Tmonews is saying that it might land as early as January and could come with a new name, Sword. Although that is an internal at this point, it would not be anything new if a carrier decided to rename a phone before it hits retail.
Why T-Mobile would rename the device after Nokia is throwing a ton of cash behind the brand is beyond us, but hey, we are not million dollar executives who make these types of decisions on a regular basis.
A quick look back at the stats for those who have forgotten what comes inside the 710, is a 3.7″ WVGA 800×480 TFT touchscreen, WP7.5, 1.4 Ghz single core cpu, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and what would appear to be a decidedly small 1300 mAh battery.
If your a Nokia fan, several sources are pinning down a January launch (could it be CES?) and it will come in both black and white. For now, it's just a rumor but considering it recently passed through the FCC, it shouldn't be that much longer until it hits store shelves.