CNET previews the Nokia Lumia 710

CNET have published this brief look at the Nokia Lumia 710.  They mention that they looked at the handsets at Nokia’s Sunnyvale offices in USA, and while they said they handset has not been announced for the US, it is of note that it did have a T-Mobile SIM in it. Nokia said they were also working on CDMA and LTE versions, likely for Verizon.

They revealed that the phone will ship with 2 removable covers, which is a nice touch, and that while the device does not have a AMOLED display, the LCD is still Clear Black.

Like us, during the hands-on they found the physical buttons somewhat unresponsive but then we may just have become very used to feather light capacitive buttons so common these days.

She mentions the photos she took with the 5 megapixel camera was “pretty good” .

She concludes:

The Nokia Lumia 710 isn’t a cutting-edge phone in terms of specs, but so far it’s a solid device with a nice design. Although my hands-on time is cursory compared with the kind of deep testing we employ for a full-on review, I’d say I got a good snapshot of the phone’s look and feel. I didn’t have a chance to test call quality and data speeds, especially since as the phone isn’t optimized for a U.S. network, performance here is not representational. However, I did enjoy holding and interacting with the phone, which is always a positive sign when it comes to a manufacturer and carrier actually selling the things.

I look forward to seeing the Lumia 710 and its cousins optimized for a U.S. market, and seeing how well it holds up to the competition when it does.

Read here full preview here.

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