T-Mobile to get the Lumia 710, Windows Phone made LTE handsets possible for Nokia in the US
0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2011, 04:12 posted on
T-Mobile is to get the Nokia Lumia 710 in black and white come January, and Nokia's managers reiterate that its Windows Phones are to appear on other carriers at competitive price points, including LTE versions...
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1. lubba (Posts: 1310; 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: 1310; 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...