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Nokia to hit Australia for Lumia 710 release |Mobile News

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Mobile news – Nokia is heading to sell out their cheapest smartphone Lumia 710 in Australia that runs Windows Phone OS. Nokia’s director manager for Australia and New Zealand, Chris Carr, announced that the company is set to release Lumia 710 for $379 this coming March together with its ancestor Lumia 800 on a discounted price.

Lumia 800 and 710 are the key players of Nokia to earn more of the market shares this year.

It is not deniable that the company has dropped down in both smartphone and feature phones in competing against companies that have marked the mobile industry – Apple and Samsung.

After Nokia abandoned Symbian OS and associated with Microsoft, the Lumia series are the first smartphones the run Windows Phone OS that Nokia ever produced.

Compared to Lumia 800, the 710 is not as elegant as Lumia 800. The Lumia 800 is more expensive than the 710 and looks more elegant – it also resembles to Nokia N9 that runs Meego Operating System. Nokia will sell out Nokia 800 for $699 in retails.

Lumia 710 is equipped with 1.4 GHz single core processor with 3.7 inch screen size that similar to Lumia 800. It has 8GB of internal storage but does not have SD card slot.

Nokia confirmed that both Lumia 710 and 800 can access to 25 GB of cloud storage through the use of SkyDrive by Microsoft.

The Lumia 710 has only 5 mega pixels back-facing camera but the Windows Phone OS made a great job that makes the phone compete to other smartphones.

Apple will also sell out its iPhone 3G – the same with Lumia 710 that has 8GB of memory – for $499 unlocked.

Nokia announced that Lumia 710 will be released by Optus and Virgin Mobile and also to retail outlets in Australia while the Lumia 800 will be available in all carries over Australia.

60, 000 apps are now available in Windows Phone Marketplace according to the Microsoft director consumer channels group David McLean.

Nokia features newest apps such as Nokia music, Nokia mix radio, Nokia drive and Nokia maps. The Nokia mix radio features caching up to 4 playlist for offline listening especially on airplane mode.

Moreover, Nokia stayed mute regarding the LTE – 4G capable Lumia 900 in Australia.

e Mobile News .net (c) 2012

Mobile News Update: Nokia’s New Smartphone is Off to a Slow Start

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Mobile news… Nokia Corp. was announcing its plan late in 2011 to be on a spotlight once again in U.S. smartphone market. However, judging from its sales on different stores in Chicago last week, it is most likely that the company’s plan has a long way to go.

Nokia’s new Windows phone Lumia 710 has been receiving mix reaction from consumers. However, experts say that the new smartphone fail to live on its purpose so far which is to become a market leader among smartphones in the U.S. market.

Salesman at a T-Mobile International AG’s store at 2900 N. Broadway St. revealed that, as of this writing, they have not sold any unit of new Lumia 710 despite massive advertising about it. Another salesman at a T-Mobile store at the 1958 W. Irving Park Rd. said that most customers who visited the store were not aware about the phone while few of them knew about the product after seeing it on television and billboards.
On the other hand, Deonte Barbe of T-Mobile at 4714 N. Broadway St. said that he has sold already seven and believed that the phone is doing good as the Windows Mobile OS is starting to become popular.

Telecommunication stock analyst Tavis C. McCourt at Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. said that the issue in advertising is just normal because Nokia only decided in December last year that the phone would be running Windows technology.

Nokia has announced that it is preparing for the winter season with Lumia 710 as its major focus. Massive marketing strategies are now in place such as national television advertisements. Low sales would not hamper the plan of Nokia to become the leader in smartphones in the U.S., in fact, the company is gearing up for the next release which features the Lumia 900, according to McCourt.

Mr. McCourt said that Lumia flagship phone to be released in March will be a more crucial moment for investors. He stressed that today’s market indicates that a company needs to sell high-end phones to survive. AT&T Inc.’s stores will exclusively sell the Lumia 900 beginning March. (c) 2012

Mobile news: Nokia Introduces Lumia 710 Running on Windows Phone

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Nokia was known in producing high quality, durable, and solid specs smartphones but their operating system Symbian brought them to failure.

Now, after Nokia had associated with Microsoft, Nokia introduces Lumia 710 that runs with Windows Phone operating system.

The Lumia 710 is younger than the 800 in the series. The phone is not tend to be premium nor cheap. It has a soft rubber in the back to give a good grip in using the phone and also its screen is made of shiny plastic. The Lumia could be compared to HTC’s Radar but the Radar is more expensive and its design is more tempting.

Just like all smartphones, the Lumia has its power button, volume rocker and 3 navigation buttons which are back, home and menu. The power button is not quiet responsive as it reddened with the bezel. The design doesn’t look advanced. It has a 3.7 inch screen with a WVGA display which uses the Nokia’s ClearBlack technology – which allows the display being visible in the presence of the sun light.

It runs with Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” operating system – the newest updated for Windows Phone 7. The Lumia 710 phone is tending to be operated by newbie smartphone users with bold colors, big clear font and straightforward menu system. Just like other operating system from Microsoft, the Windows Phone is simple but yet full of features – you can sync your Xbox Live account, listening music and watching videos through the Zune player and be able to access to the full version of Microsoft Office.

You can also initiate multitasking with third party application as well as the Internet Explorer 9 in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango – just press and hold the Back button for prompt switch on recent used applications. Your recent applications used are listed in a sequential order from the very recent going back.

Since Lumia is equipped with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, then you can also stay attached with your friends through people hub that connects you to you Facebook, Tweeter, LinkedIn, outlook and Windows live messenger account. With the help of people hub, you don’t have to jump into other applications to interact with your friends. Because it is Windows Phone, you can group your contacts depending on your convenience.

The photo hub in Mango makes your social networking experience easy as it automatically detects the person on the picture and asks your approval to tag the name of that person. It works in Facebook and SkyDrive, but remember that the photo hub do not tag automatically.

When it comes to surfing, the Internet Explorer 9 is supported with HTML5 and equipped with graphic accelerator hardware. You can also use Bing Search for searching locations nearest to you or searching locations that you want to go like restaurants, mall, hotel and etc. It is also built with à la Shazam music recognition software.

The Lumia 710 is packed with preloaded applications like ESPN, Netflix, Slacker Radio and Weather channel. It is also equipped with firm navigation apps T-Mobile TV and Nokia Drive for your navigating purposes.

Regarding to its performance, the Lumia 710 has a single core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor – it is just the same with Lumia 800. The phone runs smoothly over all but sometimes it lags a bit on a certain applications like the ESPN and Weather Channel.

Lumia 710 uses T-Mobile’s 14.4-mbps HSPA+ network which is inferior to HSPA+ 21 network. It downloads 0.5 mbps and uploads 1.37 mbps as recorded in WP7 Speed test application.

There is a low coverage on T-Mobile in South Park nearby San Francisco, so it would be hard to call a friend as it needs more signal to perform a call.

About its camera, it has a 5 mega-pixel and it can capture video up to 720p resolution which differs on Lumia 800 that has 8 mega-pixels and features Carl Zeiss lens. The Lumia 710 gives a satisfying and average photo. The phone has only one camera and it has no front-facing camera.

However, the Nokia 710 is affordable and worth the cost. It contends the HTC Radar that runs the same operating system but more expansive. The Nokia 710 would be a great introduction that will strike the interest of smartphone newbie. (c) 2012