Ask any Google executive about Android fragmentation and you will hear the same answer: there is none, it has no impact or it could really be regarded as a positive thing, as Eric Schmidt referred to differentiation.
Ask any of the competing executives and you’ll hear nothing but the fact that Android is indeed fragmented. “We think Android is very very fragmented and becoming more fragmented by the day” is a quote you might remember back from the days of the late Steve Jobs.
“We don’t want fragmentation being introduced into Windows Phone [...]
We’ve heard a lot about Nokia’s desire to offer some very budget-priced Windows Phone hardware. While Microsoft’s strict hardware requirements have promoted a high-quality user experience, they’ve prevented manufacturers from delivering handsets that might be better priced for developing nations. We expect to see Nokia start filling that void later this year, but for the moment, it has its Lumia 800 and 710 to deal with. As the phones continue launching in different markets around the world, reports are arriving that carriers are already putting the pressure on [...]
While it will cost you nothing to grab the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 from Walmart with a two-year contract the phone will go for $379.99 outright. Costco will be taking that to a whole new level, as you can see in the screenshot that landed in our Inbox.
$269.99 is the price listed and we’re being told that Costco will also throw in a free car charger as well as a leather case (plus the price could be lower with an upgrade). The only color featured will be black and according to the info we received, only a very few major Costco locations will actually carry the product, [...]
If you thought that $49.99 on a two-year contract is a good price for the Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile — after it became available on January 11 — you’ll like Walmart’s latest offer.
How about grabbing the Lumia 710 for nothing? If you sign a two-year contract the phone can be yours for free if you get it from the retailer. $0 is a great price on anything especially if we’re talking about Nokia’s first Windows Phone device in the U.S., with a Qualcomm MSM8255 1.4GHz processor, a 3.7-inch ClearBlack WVGA screen, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and [...]
When we get to see a leaked release roadmap from a carrier, sometimes the information it contains isn’t very precise. It may represent some long-term plans for the carrier, and the arrival of certain models may not be placed with any more certainty than the month, or even the quarter, when that hardware’s expected. We find ourselves in very much the opposite boat here today, with a T-Mobile roadmap providing some very precise release dates, but not naming the phones in question.
According to this find, here’s the release schedule T-Mobile’s expecting for [...]
Back in April 2011 CNN announced its Android client for those rocking a Google-powered smartphone that want to always be connected to the news. Nine months later, CNN announces its Windows Phone application, taking heavy advantage of the Metro design guidelines.
The Windows Phone CNN app “will provide the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe”. Besides the panoramic structure, the application will fully support Windows Phone Mango, users being able to pin sections of the software to Home Screen. Real-time news updates will be shown on the [...]
You may have already seen some new commercials from T-Mobile that feature the new Nokia Lumia 710, but now Nokia is advertising their first Windows Phone in the U.S. as well. The new commercial reminds us of the style that Apple has used with their iPhone ads. You’ve got a big hand holding the phone while a soft male voice tells you about it in a conversational manner. Nokia uses a slightly more interesting animated backdrop however, and also decides to reveal the meaning of life.
Do you think this will help more people become aware of Windows Phone? Is that the same [...]
Nokia is not only trying to differentiate itself from the competition in Windows Phone-land by creating designs like the Lumia 800 or 900 but they also bundle titles with their phones which enrich the user experience of a Lumia owner.
Stephen Elop, while on stage at CES talking about the new Lumia 900, said that Nokia Lumia owners will get first access to games made by EA. The idea is reflected in the press release for the AT&T Lumia too, where the Nokia-EA partnership will “bring over 20 of the world’s most popular games to the Windows Phone marketplace, coming [...]
Nokia and T-Mobile launched the Lumia 710 back in December of last year when they said it will be available starting January 11, which is today. Stephen Elop referred to the device, carrier and date several times while on stage at CES and, as promised, the phone is now available.
It comes in white and black flavors, both going for $49.99 on a two-year contract. According to the CEO of Nokia, the Lumia 710 is targeted for those consumers that didn’t make the jump to a smartphone, by delivering a great build quality with a fresh, fun and revolutionary platform.
As a [...]
After the Nokia event in Las Vegas where Stephen Elop proudly announced the first Nokia LTE Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, the first ever Windows Phones from the manufacturer will be coming to Canada as part of the Espoo-based company’s plans to re-enter the North American market.
Current and future subscribers of Rogers Canada will be able to choose the Nokia Lumia 710 (in February for $49 on contract) — which in also on T-Mobile in the U.S. (on January 11 for $49.99 on a two-year contract) — while those on TELUS Canada will have the opportunity to grab the [...]
Looks like Nokia didn’t forget about Canada when it decided to come to America with its Lumia 710, which is expected on T-Mobile’s network towards the middle of the month.
According to recent reports, the younger (and to some, the uglier) brother of the Lumia 800 will be Canada’s first Nokia Windows Phone. And, since they’re already treating the two markets in a similar way, it’s just normal that the Nokia Lumia 900 (aka Ace) flagship will be heading up north too. We’re yet to find out details related to exact pricing, availability and [...]
Nokia is expected to launch (at least) the Lumia 900 Windows Phone on AT&T, often referred to as the “Ace”, at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas. Together with the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile, it will represent Nokia’s Windows Phone attack on the U.S. market.
But what comes after the Lumia 900/Ace? Nokia will already have three Windows Phones out there (together with the Lumia 710 and the Lumia 800). According to a recent report — treat this accordingly –, Tango-powered phones should follow soon. The Windows Phone Tango update will be able to bring [...]
Windows Phone fans in the US are understandably excited about the Lumia 710‘s rapidly-nearing debut on T-Mobile. With the 800 still waiting in the shadows, the 710 will be the first chance Americans get to check out a Nokia Windows Phone device. If you were hoping to get your hands on one early, we saw one lucky owner put a single 710 up on eBay near the end of last month; unfortunately, the auction was stopped before it had a chance to run its course. While we may all have to keep waiting until January 11 for some access to the 710, it looks like T-Mobile is in full-swing of [...]
Nokia entering the Windows Phone game, while waved-off by some, is applauded by many and the first two devices to come from the Espoo-based company running the Redmond-made platform are enjoying great popularity and feedback from the market.
However, by the time Nokia Windows Phones reach the Chinese market — which recently became the largest mobile market on the planet — in the second half of 2012, the Finnish phone maker will be definitely facing fierce competition. Windows Phones made by prestigious manufacturers like Samsung and HTC will give Nokia a hard time on [...]
The second week of January is the timeframe to look for if you are interested in the Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile; the phone already popped up on the carrier’s website wearing a “coming soon” tag but if you just can’t wait two more weeks you might be able to score the first Nokia Windows Phone on T-Mobile.
Currently at $340 and climbing, there’s one certain Lumia 710 on eBay. It seems to be the real thing and, if you take a closer look at the official T-Mobile packaging, you’ll see that the phone will come with ESPN and The Weather Channel apps [...]
Speaking of Windows Phone devices with LTE, it looks like Nokia is poised to launch a device called the Ace in March on AT&T running on LTE. According to Paul Thurrott, who tends to have a good handle on all things Microsoft, the Ace will be launched at CES and will indeed be part of a trio of launch devices for Windows Phone on LTE, also including that HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel we posted about earlier. Paul also notes that Verizon will be getting the Lumia 710, but without LTE.
Via: The VergeSource: WinSuperSite
According to different reports, Nokia is pushing out several updates for its dedicated navigation application shipping on all Windows Phones made by the Espoo-based company. We are expecting offline navigation to be included but the first minor update doesn’t seem to bring it.
It looks like there is an update which bumps the version numbers to 126.96.36.1994 and there is also an update which is numbered 188.8.131.52. We are still waiting for that full offline support but if you have a Nokia Windows Phone and got one update or even both, let us know in the comments if you notice [...]
You’ll have to wait less than two weeks, until January 11, to grab a Nokia Lumia 710 from T-Mobile. The phone was announced by the Espoo-based phone-maker together with the Magenta carrier on December 15 and, with just a little bit more to go, the phone appeared online with the carrier wearing a “coming soon” label.
The Lumia 710 sports a 1.4GHz processor, five-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch WVGA screen with ClearBlack technology and runs Windows Phone Mango. It will go for $49.95 on a two-year contract and will be hopefully the first of many Nokia Windows Phone [...]
Windows Phone users know this from the very early days: OEMs have special categories in the Windows Phone Marketplace where they aggregate applications and goodies for users of their phones.
LG, Samsung and HTC all have their own Marketplace categories and now Nokia has secured its own, called Nokia Collections. Nokia Windows Phone owners no longer have to search for apps released by Espoo; instead, when opening the Marketplace, there should be a special category where all device/make-specific software should be found. The images above are reportedly snapped off of the French [...]
Yesterday, Nokia announced their first Windows Phone to be available in the U.S.A. on T-Mobile and they held a little launch party in New York City where we got to preview some of the devices. The Lumia 710 will be available in January for only $49 with a 2 year contract, so it’s certainly not intended to be the premiere high-end flagship smartphone, but it could be quite enjoyable for many people who may not need all the high-end hardware features… or really like to change their phone colors.
It feels quite nice in the hand due to it’s curved back battery [...]
Over the last couple weeks, there’s been plenty of speculation about launch plans for the Nokia Lumia 710, especially when it came to the phone’s arrival on T-Mobile in the US. We heard non-specific mentions of an early 2012 release, and then caught our first look at the phone with T-Mobile badging (even if just a line-art render) when it put a stop in at the FCC. It wasn’t long after that when we uncovered the first press shot of the phone as it would arrive on the carrier. Invitations distributed for a joint Nokia and T-Mobile event scheduled for this evening had us [...]
Watch this week’s Windows Phone View as we wrap-up all this week’s good and bad inside the world of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. In today’s show we begin by talking about the launch of the Nokia Lumia 710. We later cover why we know that T-Mobile will be the first US Carrier to sell it. In our week’s coverage we go through Adam’s recent Xbox LIVE game review and Dan Webster’s Window’s Phone App Round-up. We then talk about the possibility of NFC on current Windows Phone handsets, and we end the good section with some talk about [...]
Having been tipped by Nokia itself in an FCC filing — and confirmed last week by The Verge — it’s really no surprise that T-Mobile will be launching the Lumia 710 at an event on Wednesday. Yet with the lower-end of Nokia’s two Windows Phone debuts still offering plenty of sex appeal, we’ll gladly take another look or two, especially when a US carrier has its branding prominently displayed.
T-Mobile will offer the Lumia 710 in both its black and white color SKUs, along with the interchangeable back covers.
The 3.7-inch, Mango-powered 710 [...]