Following through on a promise made last month, T-Mobile began selling the Lumia 710 this morning, the first of Nokia’s Windows Phones to debut in the U.S. Nokia’s entry into this market is also launching with an entry-level price.
The device features a 3.7-inch LCD capacitive Touchscreen with “ClearBlack” technology, which reduces reflections on the screen and improves visual image quality.
It runs on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, has 512MB of RAM, and features Windows Phone 7.5 OS (Mango), the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The model includes 8GB of internal storage and 25GB of storage on Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service.
Customers will be able to snap photos on the Lumia 710 with a 5MP rear-facing camera and can record video with quality up to 720p. It also comes pre-loaded with apps such as Netflix, ESPN, Slacker Radio, and Facebook.
T-Mobile subscribers can purchase the smartphone today for $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement. The phone is available for customers in two colors: black and white.
The release was likely timed to coorespond with the Consumer Electronics Show, which is going on now in Las Vegas. This smartphone has been on display there for several days now.