Nokia Lumia 710 Is Budget Windows Phone

As well as unveiling its flagship Windows Phone device, the

Lumia 800, Stephen Elop also unveiled the more affordable Nokia Lumia 710 on

stage at Nokia World this morning.

The Lumia 710 will have the same size screen as its more

illustrious compatriot at 3.7in and will come with ClearBlack technology and

have a resolution of 480 x 800. It will be powered by a single core 1.4GHz

Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU with 512MB of RAM, and will come with 8GB of storage

expandable to 24GB via a microSD card slot.

It will measure 119 x 62.5 x 12.5mm and weigh in at 126g. One

of the main differences between the Lumia 710 and its bigger brother, the 800,

is the camera. While the 800 has an 8 megapixel sensor and an f/2.2 aperture

lens, the 710 has to make do with a 5 megapixel sensor and a f/2.4 lens, though

it does have continuous autofocus and an LED flash.

Nokia Lumia 710

Like the 800, the Lumia 710 will run Windows Phone 7.5

(Mango) but will have some tweaks including Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and ESPN

apps – all of which are also on the 800.

The Nokia Lumia 710 will have a 1300mAh battery which

promises 7.6 hours of talktime, 38 hours of music playback and six hours of

video playback.

                             Nokia Lumia 710

The Lumia 710 will be available in “stealthy black and crisp

white” and will have  replaceable

back covers which will allow you to match  so you can match Windows Phone tiles.

The Lumia 710 won’t be shipping initially the UK or the US,

but will be available in countries like Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan

before the end of the year.

According to Elop, the Lumia 710 will cost in the region of

€270 but like the price of the 800, this is just a guide price and doesn’t take

into account local taxes.