Lumia 710 shows up on Nokia's US web site

Nokia's just announced Lumia 710 smartphone may not be sold here in the US for a few more months, but that isn't stopping Nokia's US division from promoting it well ahead of its release. The front page of Nokia's US web site is showing the Windows Phone 7-based phone and it also has a page where people can type in their email address so Nokia can give them more info about the smartphone.

A more detailed Lumia 710 web page gives US citizens a chance to learn more about the phone and the Windows Phone 7 operating system, proving that the Europeans don't have to have all of the fun (although there's no odd TV commercials to be found). It plays up the fact that it will have access to the mobile versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 and Microsoft Office. It also shows how users can swap out different covers on the phone, also proving that it's not about what's inside but what's on the outside that counts. The page gives no indication of a launch date nor what wireless carrier will be selling it.

But where is the Lumia 710's big brother, the Lumia 800? Nokia chose not to showcase what is perhaps the more notable of the two WP7-based devices that Nokia revealed today. We would have thought that Nokia would want to show it off as well, especially with its 8 megapixel camera and its 16 GB of storage (the Lumia 710 just has 8 GB of storage). This seems rather strange and we hope this doesn't mean that the Lumia 800 won't make it across the Atlantic to join its little brother.

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I really would like to try a Windows Phone, but it seems every time I start to get excited about it, they manage to do something really dumb to mess it up. Dumb as in something really obvious that you shouldn't do. Like release something "that will change the landscape" of a platform over a period of 6 months. That is an eternity in the market. By the time it is fully available, it will be either copy-catted and/or 1-up'd by every other phone. The 800 looks great, but why drop the SD slot, while having one on the cheaper 710? Everyone will be talking about WP8 before this thing arrives in the US it seems.

The phones does not stand out from the other WP7 phones. The only difference is that Nokia will have the best camera which I don't use on my HD7. Good job Nokia for not making a difference in the WP7 market.

ACTIONpack said,
The phones does not stand out from the other WP7 phones. The only difference is that Nokia will have the best camera which I don't use on my HD7. Good job Nokia for not making a difference in the WP7 market.

They can't a make a huge difference because unlike Android, WP7 wants to prevent fragmentation which has its own pros and cons.

ACTIONpack said,
The phones does not stand out from the other WP7 phones. The only difference is that Nokia will have the best camera which I don't use on my HD7. Good job Nokia for not making a difference in the WP7 market.

I think the main/ first innovation that Nokia brought to the WP7 phones is quality phones that's the main thing. I had a few Nokia phones in the past and the build quality was great, also the Symbian was great then, of course then we didn't had iOS and Android (I'm not saying that I like Android because I don't).

The second thing that's cool from Nokia is their Apps portfolio ( Drive & Maps and the Nokia Music)

flexkeyboard said,
scumbag nokia

promises to change the fate of windows phone

only release flagship phone outside US

The world does not revolve around the US. Most of Nokia's customers lie outside the US, in areas like Europe and Asia, and hence it makes sense to launch their products there first. I believe Stephen said in his keynote that they are planning to tailor their products for specific market requirements in some areas before launch there (such as adding LTE, he mentioned).

xnederlandx said,

The world does not revolve around the US. Most of Nokia's customers lie outside the US, in areas like Europe and Asia, and hence it makes sense to launch their products there first. I believe Stephen said in his keynote that they are planning to tailor their products for specific market requirements in some areas before launch there (such as adding LTE, he mentioned).

But are they ?

Looks like only the 800 in the UK this year and the 710 not till 2012. Seems Nokia is trying to fail at every turn.

Saw the adverts last night and liked them but you have to have product and a £450 800 isn't going to sell like a £250 710 and at that price point they could have had lots of xmas buys.

Depicus said,

But are they ?

Looks like only the 800 in the UK this year and the 710 not till 2012. Seems Nokia is trying to fail at every turn.

Saw the adverts last night and liked them but you have to have product and a £450 800 isn't going to sell like a £250 710 and at that price point they could have had lots of xmas buys.

The 800 isn't only in the UK, did anyone bother to read what Nokia said? It's the UK, France, Germany, and a few others that will get the 800, basically all the big EU countries that spend on smart phones.

Depicus said,

But are they ?

Looks like only the 800 in the UK this year and the 710 not till 2012. Seems Nokia is trying to fail at every turn.

Saw the adverts last night and liked them but you have to have product and a £450 800 isn't going to sell like a £250 710 and at that price point they could have had lots of xmas buys.

I watched the Nokia World yesterday and the prices are :
● about 420€ ( £367.56 from Google) for Nokia Lumia 800
● about 270€ (£236.29 from Google) for Nokia Lumia 710


Here's a comparison link from GSMArena of the both phones:
http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...one1=4240&idPhone2=4276