The Nokia Lumia 710 is priced at 50 bucks, with a 2-year contract – $150 cheaper than the base-level iPhone 4S. Can the Lumia 710 stack up?
These days, most of the tech press spotlight belongs to high-performing, high-priced smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4S or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which will set you back a cool 300 bucks, assuming you opt into a 2-year contract (the phone costs even more if you don't). Budget-minded consumers might be forgiven for thinking they've been left out in the cold.
Well, say hello to the Lumia 710, the new smartphone from the team at Nokia. The Lumia 710, which launches January 11 in the US, comes equipped with a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (solid), Windows Phone 7.5 Mango software (lovely), a 3.7-inch screen (nice), and a very low price (woohoo!). How low? 50 bucks, with a contract. In other words, the Nokia Lumia 710 is one of the first real entry-level Windows Phones.
So how does it stack up? Well, over at Laptop magazine, Sherri L. Smith likes what she sees.