By Stephen Schenck | October 14, 2011 7:15 PM
A new Nokia smartphone was recently added to Nokia’s developer site, showing off a handful of tech specs. The data has since been withdrawn, but what was posted earlier paints the start of a picture for us, leaving us to wonder just what kind of smartphone the 710 might be.
Nokia listed the handset as running a 2008 Maemo tablet OS, which just sounds flat-out wrong. While that spec is clearly suspect, the rest make a lot of sense. They describe a smartphone with a 1.4GHz processor, a 3.7-inch 800×480 display, 8GB of flash storage, and 512MB of RAM. If that sounds like a Windows Phone handset to you, you’re not alone, but might it be a higher-end Symbian Belle handset, instead?
We went looking around for more traces of that 710 model number, and sure enough, the latest stats over at Occasional Gamer reveal a Windows Phone 7 device self-identifying as the Nokia 710, connecting to the server twice.
This could end up being one of the more affordable WP7 phones we’ve heard Nokia is interested in producing. We hope that not all of these posted specs check out, though, because if the 710 ships with an 820mAh battery as described here, you could end up leaving it plugged-in to charge more often than not.