Nokia and T-Mobile today announced the launch of the Nokia Lumia 710, a Windows Mobile phone, here in the US.  It will arrive January 11, 2012 for $49.99 on contract.

For that you’ll get a phone that sports Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, as well as a 3.7-inch ClearBlack 800×480 scratch-resistant display, a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5 megapixel camera and access to the newest apps, such as Netflix, Windows Phone Office Hub and Xbox’s latest Live app that lets you interact with your gaming console and online friends.  There is also the standard assortment of other specs, which include WiFi, Bluetooth, 512MB of ram, 8GB of storage as well as 4G connectivity.

When it goes on sale next year, you’ll be able to choose from a black or white finish.  You’ll also need to send in a $50 mail-in-rebate, which is an annoyance, but considering the price and all together feature set, it ain’t that bad of a deal, provided you’re of the Windows Mobile ilk.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."