T-Mobile to get the Lumia 710, Windows Phone made LTE handsets possible for Nokia in the US
1. lubba (Posts: 1309; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Nokia is not some unknown little girls name here. So they're going to penetrate the US starting with the 710, a device not on par with the HTC Radar. Radar has front facing cam, f/2.2 lens, aluminum body, dolby audio, htc movies, etc.. Nokia probably is not worth the wait. Samsung and Htc have already produced great wp devices.
2. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
the price point is going to be the determing factor. if you can get a 1.4ghz smartphone with a carl zeis camera for $100 or maybe cheaper thats whats going to sell. I think it will do very well and only make a push for better wp in the future.
3. lubba (Posts: 1309; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Radar has more features, better build quality, and good camera. The price of Radar is $45-$99 on contract. If people do research before buying, they will see the Radar is better. Basically people will only be buying a brand name Nokia. Nothing more.
4. hepresearch (unregistered)
It won't sell on T-Mobile USA without AWS UMTS/HSPA support... and it won't be worth purchasing without 850/1900 MHz UMTS/HSPA support in the event that T-Mobile is acquired by AT&T AND AT&T takes the AWS spectrum and reallocates it for LTE (which they have slated as their intent). If they are only going tri-band for UMTS/HSPA support on the 710 to keep costs down (the penta-band 3G was a great feature pioneered by Nokia on the N8 and other Symbian^3 models, and yet not kept for their WP devices), then they will have to make a US 3G-only version of it if they are to be on the "safe" end of things... otherwise, sans 1700 MHz they will not be able to launch on T-Mobile USA, and sans 850/1900 MHz they will risk selling a device that will likely LOSE its US 3G support before next upgrade eligibility if the T-Mobile acquisition by AT&T goes through on schedule, early next year. Talk about potentially alienating customers...