While we’ve all been drooling over the Nokia Lumia 800 since its release, it’s easy to forget that Nokia also announced another Windows Phone device earlier this year. The Nokia Lumia 710 is — at this point — the company’s entry-level Windows Phone handset, and it’s great for the budget conscious who want to get their hands on one of the Finnish company’s latest devices.
So when will it hit the stores? Well, according to Digital-Phone.co.uk, a British phone retailer, it’ll be here during the first week of January. The site currently has the device listed on its website and states that stock is due in on January 6.
Like the Lumia 800, the device is powered by the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system, but its specifications are a little more basic. Having said that, they’re certainly not bad. In addition to a 3.7-inch display, the Lumia 710 packs a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and an LED flash, a 1.4GHz processor, and 8GB of internal storage. It also boasts interchangeable covers in an array of fancy colors.
Until that release date is confirmed by either Nokia or a carrier, however, we’ve been advised to take it with a hefty pinch of salt. While Digital-Phone could indeed be correct, there is a chance that this release date could change before January, so don’t get too excited until we hear an official announcement.
Are you looking forward to the Lumia 710?