Nokia Lumia 710 announced for T-Mobile US, live shots inside

14 December, 2011

Nokia has just announced the T-Mobile USA version of the Windows Phone 7-based Lumia 710. It was supposed to be unveiled on a special event tonight in New York, but Nokia spilled the beans earlier.

The US version of the Lumia 710 is the same as the one announced back in October - a 3.7-inch ClearBlack WVGA display, a 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, 8GB internal storage and the usual connectivity options. The Lumia 710 is based on the MSM8255 Snapdragon platform featuring a 1.4GHz single-core processor, Adreno 205 graphics and 512MB RAM.

Nokia Lumia 710 runs on the latest version of Windows Phone - 7.5 Mango - and comes with free life-time maps and navigation.

Update: We just got back from a glitzy party in New York City, hosted by Nokia and T-Mobile, where we got a chance to go hands-on with the Lumia 710.

The device will hit the shelves in black or white color scheme. Oddly enough, the white version will ship with a black battery cover. We were told by the representative that different colored covers will be sold separately.

Here are the hands-on photos:

Nokia Lumia 710 live shots

T-Mobile USA is going to launch the phone on January 11 next year. It will cost $49 after rebate on a two-year contract with a call and data plan.