It's official. T-Mobile will be the first carrier to make Nokia's
T-Mobile's official launch date for the Lumia 710, the least expensive of the new phones, will be Jan. 11. The carrier will push the phone out to customers with a particularly cheap price: $49.99 after a $50 rebate. That price is with a two-year contract. Nokia has aimed this phone at the first-time smartphone buyer.
Recent statements by a Nokia executive, as reported by Pocket-lint, more than implied that there are so many iPhones out there that they are passe. That same executive also said Google's
Nokia had pretty much given up the ghost for smartphones in the U.S., and though this may not be a huge roll-out of its products here -- after all, T-Mobile is the No. 4 wireless carrier at the moment, and its very future is up in the air while its proposed merger with AT&T
There have been rumors circulating of AT&T carrying the top-of-the-line Nokia 800 smartphone but no concrete news on that front. Verizon
The Nokia executive saying that the cool kids aren't impressed with the iPhone anymore may just be spreading good old PR fairy dust, but it would be nice to see a viable alternative to iOS and Android show up on our shores.
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