T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 breaks cover in the U.S.

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The T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 has finally been officially announced in the U.S. Rumors about this release were making rounds since a 710 handset bearing the network carrier’s tag was spotted in the wild a few weeks ago.

Both companies show it off as the country’s first 4G Nokia Windows Phone. Operating on the Mango OS, this device gives access to several entertainment services like T-Mobile TV, Netflix, ESPN, and more. It possesses a 5MP camera on the rear, while the front panel boasts of a scratch-resistant 3.7-inch ClearBlack WVGA display.

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“We’re excited to team with Nokia in bringing its first Windows Phone to the U.S. with the elegantly designed Nokia Lumia 710,” asserted Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “Windows Phone offers a compelling mobile OS choice for people who want a smartphone built around them, their family and friends.”

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“We expect it to play a more prominent role in our lineup and marketing efforts in 2012.Our research shows nearly everybody in the U.S. wants a smartphone, but many believe they can’t afford it. That’s where T-Mobile shines. Our Unlimited Value and Monthly4G plans make it more affordable than ever to step up to mobile data on our 4G network,” added Brodman.

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Embedded with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor, the smartphone also comes pre-loaded with Microsoft services like Windows Phone Office Hub, Xbox Live, Internet Explorer Mobile, Bing Search, and more. It offers 8GB internal memory while the 1300mAh lithium-ion battery helps it survive a talk time of up to 7 hours and standby time of 16.5 days.

Exclusive of $50 mail-in rebate charges, the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 price is disclosed to be $49.99. It will come with a new two-year user agreement and is expected to be made available by January 11.

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