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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 up to 24GB via a microSD card slot - a feature not available on the 800..

It will measure 119 x62.5 x 12.5mm and weigh in at 126g. One of the main differences between the Lumia 710 and its bigger brother 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.

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.

The Lumia 710 will be available in “stealthy black and crisp white” and will have  replaceable back covers which will allow you to match the colour of the phone to the live tiles on Windows Phone.

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 does’t take into account local taxes.

We're going hands-on with the Lumia 710 as we speak so we'll bring you all our thoughts very soon. For now, let us know in the comments what you think of the Lumia 710.

 
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