Windows Phone buyers eyeing the Nokia Lumia 710 can now pick one up for free at Wal-Mart, with the usual two-year contract thrown in, of course.
The only Nokia Windows Phone currently available in the U.S., the 710 is being, which has been selling it directly for $49.99. T-Mobile customers can choose from an assortment of plans with a variety of data options, ranging from 200 megabytes to 10 gigabytes per month.
Equipped with a 1.4-gigahertz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, and 8GB of storage, the 710 offers a 3.7-inch LED display. But the 710 is being marketed as a more Lumia 800 and ., at least when compared to its beefier cousins, the
As such, Windows Phone buyers who don't need a high-end phone might do well with the 710. But those looking for a top-of-the-line Windows Phone handset will probably want to resist Wal-Mart's tempting offer in favor of what's around the corner.
Currently available only in Europe, theas an unlocked version over the coming months, according to Microsoft.
But the high-end Lumia 900 is the phone that's creating a buzz.
Garnering several awards at CES, the 900 will beand will be carried by AT&T sometime in the first quarter. Powered by at 1.4 GHz processor, the 900 will offer a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack glass touch screen and Carl Zeiss lenses for high-quality photos. With poor battery life an issue for LTE phones, Nokia's new model will also reportedly provide an all-day battery charge.