Nokia to hit Australia for Lumia 710 release |Mobile News

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.

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