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T-Mobile Unveils Windows-Powered Smartphone

At $50, the two companies home to attract first time smartphone buyers.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:11 PM PDT
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T-Mobile Unveils Windows-Powered Smartphone

T-Mobile's newest Windows-powered phone.

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If you're new to the smartphone market, T-Mobile and Nokia have a phone for you.

The two companies partnered up at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show to unveil the newest Windows Phone on the shelves.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is the first Nokia Windows-based phone on the market. It features a 1.4-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 3.7-inch ClearBlack scratch-resistant display, a 5-megapixel camera and 8 GB of storage.

It is priced at $50 for a two-year commitment to T-Mobile.

The phone is similar to other Windows Phone 7 platforms. It features the Microsoft Metro interface and Live Tiles and it is simple to use and navigate.

And that is exactly what Nokia and T-Mobile are going for. With the low price and ease of use, the companies are hoping first time smartphone buyers will pop their cherry wih the Lumia 710.

In terms of performance, the phone is fast and responsive. Several potential customers all commented on the responsiveness of the phone in T-Mobile's testing room at CES Wednesday. The phone is available in both black and white.

The phone is available at T-Mobile and Best Buy stores now.

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