Everyone expects Microsoft to announce the next version of Windows Phone sometime in the fall. With Windows Phone 8 Apollo, Microsoft hopes to boost its market share beginning 2013.
Most carriers would want to wait for the first Windows Phone 8 devices to be announced and then pick the one that suits them best.
However, there are some operators that are still struggling to improve their portfolio with anything that might attract new customers. Windows Phone is the trend these days, even though the platform is still far behind its main competitors, Android and iOS.
Thus, Canadian carrier MTS has decided to give Windows Phone platform a try and offer its customers the Nokia Lumia 710
This mid-budget smartphone will be available for purchase for $279.99 CAD outright or as low as $29.99 CAD with a new three-year agreement. Additionally, customers can purchase the handset for $99.99 CAD on a two-year term. Check it out here
According to MTS, the Lumia 710 will be shipped with Windows Phone 7.5, but we’re not sure whether the phone comes with Tango out of the box.
MTS customers unfamiliar with Lumia 710 specs sheet should know that the smartphone is equipped with a 1.4 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor
, which is complemented by an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM.
There are 8GB of internal memory, which cannot be further expanded, as the Lumia 710 does not come with microSD card slot. However, SkyDrive offers 7GB of free cloud storage to all Nokia Lumia 710 owners.
Just like the Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710 sports a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors. On the back, the phone packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording.