1. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    So this phone really has nothing special going for it, does it? :(

    Especially with the Focus Flash at 50usd (2yr)... IMO.
    11-08-2011 11:03 AM
  2. ashykat's Avatar
    I tend to agree. The 710 will be nice for some people I suppose, but the star is really the 800.
    11-09-2011 09:40 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    It will have Nokia Maps which is outstanding for navigation.
    11-09-2011 09:41 PM
  4. ashykat's Avatar
    I just looked into it again, and I take back what I said to an extent. You will at least get Nokia Maps (turn by turn with voice nav for free), Nokia Music, some okay looking earbuds and the option of changing the backplate. Not too shabby. Plus Nokia typically has pretty good build quality. It's definitely not a top tier device though.
    11-09-2011 09:43 PM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    If I was offered a N8, or a 710 or a 800, I would take the N8. The good news is Nokia is using a great OS now and I am sure sometime in early 2012 we'll see some great top of the line phones from them.
    11-09-2011 09:50 PM
  6. ashykat's Avatar
    I see why you'd take the N8, but I'm just not a fan of Symbian. It's super flexible and powerful, but I really like WP7.5
    11-10-2011 12:30 AM
  7. cckgz4's Avatar
    Yeah the N8 and E7 was beautiful but Symbian was way too slow for my liking
    11-10-2011 01:18 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    I see why you'd take the N8, but I'm just not a fan of Symbian. It's super flexible and powerful, but I really like WP7.5
    Yeah the N8 and E7 was beautiful but Symbian was way too slow for my liking
    I am not a big Symbian fan either. They made a lot of improvements with Symbian ^3, but I'd rather have it running mango.
    11-10-2011 06:45 AM
  9. justop26's Avatar
    Symbian is a great, great OS and I used it for a long time... but being honest, I know WP is the better ecosystem. So I'm glad Nokia made the change (my favorite hardware maker + my favorite OS before any of this happened :D)
    11-10-2011 10:45 AM
  10. Reflexx's Avatar
    The 710 is a mixed bag. You do get the good Nokia apps. But not having a FFC seems like a big oversight considering the Radar and Focus Flash both have it.

    Nokia antennas are awesome. So reception and call quality is probably going to be best in class. That's a major plus. Especially if the target market is people upgrading from feature phones. To them, it's still a phone first and foremost. So great reception and call quality is on the top of the list.

    And I think the fact that it can be accessorized with different colored backs will play well with the young or creative crowd. I do admit that seeing a yellow back on a black phone does look pretty sweet.
    01-05-2012 03:57 AM
  11. mprice86's Avatar
    The review is up on Engadget now, it's generally very positive.

    Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile review -- Engadget

    The thing to bare in mind is that this is a budget phone, of course some of its specs are going to be underwhelming. But if you were to consider something like the Samsung Galaxy Ace as a budget Android phone (similar prices unlocked), it stacks up very well indeed.
    01-05-2012 07:58 AM
  12. falconeight#IM's Avatar
    Nokia maps is worth $100 so its by far the best budget wp7
    01-05-2012 08:04 PM
  13. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    ^^yeah, since it came to the USA, and it looks like the 800 might never make it here, it's definately a more palletable option, now :)
    01-05-2012 09:20 PM
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