Feb 27, 2012

New 4G Nokia Windows Phone - the Nokia Lumia 710

Are you ready to upgrade your T-Mobile phone?  Check out the new Nokia Lumia 710.

Nokia Lumia 710

With America’s first 4G Nokia Windows Phone - the Nokia Lumia 710 - you can search the web, check email, and keep up with family and friends on a phone that’s as simple as it is smart.

• Use your voice to find nearby restaurants, shops, activities, and more.
• Find what you need online, 4G fast, with familiar tools like Internet Explorer® and Bing®.
• With People Hub, just pick a contact, then choose how you want to connect.
See Voice Activated Bing in action
Check out People Hub
I recently had the chance to check out the Nokia Lumia 710.  After several years of using Android based phones, the Windows based interface took some real getting used to.  Not that's harder, it's just different than what I am used to.  Literally EVERYTHING looks different.  Even the Windows versions of the apps I use everyday like Four Square look different.  The one thing that I didn't think was too different was the search feature.  I have had voice activated search available for a couple models of Android phone.  This was just as easy to use, just the difference of Bing instead of Google based search.  I was consistently just as pleased with the results.  I really think that the final decision of whether you would like this phone will depend on whether you prefer Windows or Android, purely personal preference.  But here are a few of my pros and cons:

Super Quick.  Unless it was an App issue (or I was waiting for WiFi that wasn't available) I spent very little time waiting for anything to load.  This is pretty impressive, especially given the amount of contacts I have.
Light weight.  This phone is noticeably lighter than my Android based touch screen phone.

Lower Camera quality. I currently have a 8MP camera on my phone.  The Nokia has a 5MP. Depending on how much or what you use your camera phone, this may be noticeable.
I really wasn't able to utilize the People Hub as well as I'd have liked simply because of the quantity of friends I have on Facebook, but more so the number I follow on Twitter. I really had to use the Apps to effectively see what I wanted.  I think people who follow a 'normal' amount of friends would be able to enjoy this feature more easily.

Overall I thought it was a good phone. Call quality was good and I had the same or better signal strength than with my Android based phone during my test period.  Click here for full feature information on the Nokia Lumia 710!


  1. I really, really love the windows interface! Seriously love it!

  2. I have a Windows phone, my husband an iPhone - both have their pros/cons. I do think though my phone is easier to use!

  3. I just upgraded to a smart phone last month and now I can't believe I waited so long!


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