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T-Mobile makes its Lumia 710 official, coming January 11 for $50

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

T-Mobile officially made its announcement that Nokia’s Lumia 710 Windows Phone will be offered, making it the first U.S. carrier to offer Nokia’s new line of smartphones.

Lumia 710 will be available on T-Mobile from January 11 onwards for just $49.99 on contract. In its press release, the firm said that the mobile targets at the 150 million Americans who have not yet shifted to smartphone bandwagon. The price will tempt quite a few customers. It’s basically a cheaper alternative to the Lumia 800, Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone. Both the mobile features the same 3.7 inch display and 1.4GHz CPU. But Lumia 710 packs in less storage, i.e. 8 gigabytes, a lower quality 5-mega pixel camera. The battery span is also a bit less with 6.9 hours of 3G talk time. The 710’s rear covers will also be swappable, allowing you to mix and match your color scheme.

Nokia reported before two weeks that it has begun shipping the Lumia 710 to international markets, so it’s nice to see the phone available on T-Mobile in short order.

Smartphone lovers are still waiting to see when the Lumia 800 will reach these shores though, especially since it’s a particularly important device for both Nokia and Microsoft.

Source: venturebeat

T-Mobile Announces The Dual-Screen LG DoublePlay, Launching November 2nd?

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The dual-screen Kyocera Echo didn’t attract much and there follows a couple of dual-screen devices on their way to market, that includes Sony S2 tablet, show much more promise. T-Mobile has just announced the Android based smartphone, LG DoublePlay (codenamed Flip II) — a split-keybord QWERTY slider with not one, but two, capacitive touch screens. The features makes the mobile look pretty stylish and real smart.

T-Mobile is calling the DoublePlay the “ultimate multi-tasking tool,” because the dual screen will let the user to do two things at a time. For ex., the user can surf the web on the main screen and meanwhile update Facebook on the smaller screen. The screens can also be used in tandem, that is one behind the other.

This smartphone includes a1 GHz Snapdragon processor powering Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, auto focus, and 720p video capture, along with access to T-Mobile’s Group Text and Cloud Text services. If the split QWERTY keyboard is not your cup of tea, the mobile also comes pre-loaded with Swype for easier text input.

T-Mobile and LG are not sure about pricing and availability, but according to a leaked T-Mobile roadmap, the truffle-colored LG DoublePlay can probably expected to see on November 2 for $149 on-contract.