updated 11:35 am EST, Wed December 14, 2011
Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile goes black, adds apps
Nokia has inadvertently spoiled T-Mobile's special event by posting details of the carrier's special version of the Lumia 710. The first Nokia Windows Phone in the US, it will be unique on the outside through the black design, including a unique black-and-white two-tone design. T-Mobile would also preload US-friendly apps from ESPN, Netflix, Slacker Radio, a slightly redundant TeleNav GPS, T-Mobile TV, and the Weather Channel.
Inside, the phone should be identical to the international version save for the switch to T-Mobile's 3G bands. That will give a 3.7-inch LCD, a 1.4GHz single-core Snapdragon chip, a five-megapixel rear camera, and 8GB of internal space. The 710's signature has always been a replaceable back that lets users customize the look.
The American version won't ship until January 11, just after the CES expo starts, but it will cost only $50 on a contract.