While the Nokia Lumia 800 has been stealing the spotlight, the manufacturer recently turned its attention to promoting the 710, in anticipation of its wide release. Just when will the phone be available where? The Windows Phone handset had been marked as “coming soon” on Nokia’s US site, and while it was initially supposed to have its UK debut in November, those plans have been put on-hold. A couple of new finds may just shed some light on the 710′s story.
In the UK, retailer Digital-phone.co.uk has updated its page for the Lumia 710 to show the phone’s availability as beginning on January 6. We don’t know when the site plans to actually start shipping the phone out to customers, but according to this, it will receive its stocks during that first week of January. So far, no other UK retailers have confirmed a date for the Lumia 710′s arrival.
Last we heard, the Lumia 710 may come to the US as the Sword on T-Mobile, again in early 2012. While we don’t even have a rumored release date just yet, we may be about to find out. Invitations are being distributed for an event to be jointly hosted by T-Mobile and Nokia, set to take place on December 14. There are no specific clues to what might be featured, but we’d be surprised not to learn more about the carrier’s plans for the 710. Check back with us in a week to see what’s revealed.