Vodafone has finally announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 710 for both prepaid and postpaid customers. This handset was Nokia and Microsoft’s initial Windows Phone offering after switching over from the Symbian OS. And being the first of its kind introduced, it is also the least costly at this point.
Despite being what some may see as an entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 710 boasts of some impressive specs. Its 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, by Qualcomm, is the same power unit that keeps the higher-end Lumia 800 running.
In addition, the Lumia 710 also includes several Windows applications such as Internet Explorer 9, 8 GB internal storage, 512 RAM and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
Currently, Vodafone is offering the handset at £20.50 per month over two years. Specifics of this plan include 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250 MB worth of data per month. Data access is unlimited for the first three months of the plan. For pay-as-you-go customers, no actual pricing has been released, but the Lumia 710 might be offered by Vodafone for 150 quid. This would be £60 cheaper than the listed price for O2 and Three PAYG customers.
In other Nokia news, the latest scuttlebutt is that the Finnish manufacturer will be releasing a new Windows Phone, the Lumia 910 at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. This is rumored to be a European version of the Lumia 900, which is geared towards the US market and expected to debut sometime next month.