Posted 10/09/2012 at 10:27 AM
Posted 5 years ago
A few weeks ago, T-Mobile USA were feeling a bit left out after being ignored by Apple in the list of carriers for the new iPhone 5. Although they are probably still a little bitter about the iPhone situation, it is onward and upward for the Deutsche Telekom-owned company, and yesterday, they announced a new Windows Phone 8 smartphone that is exclusive to them and nobody else.
The new Nokia Lumia 810 was announced in a blog post by Jason Harris over at Nokia Conversations:
“T-Mobile USA today announced they’re bringing the Nokia Lumia 810 to the United States. A beautiful smartphone that brings the best of Windows Phone 8 along with a sharp-shooting camera, the Nokia Lumia 810 also brings a minimalistic design and industry-leading navigation services.”
The Lumia is Nokia’s flagship range and has remained exclusive to AT&T for quite some time, so the fact that T-Mobile USA has managed to grab exclusivity on a new Windows Phone 8 device is quite a coup. But before you start getting excited about the new Lumia 810 being a completely brand new device from Nokia, you should know that the phone is no different to the Lumia 820 – which is exclusive to AT&T. In fact the only real difference between the two is the name.
This is no bad thing though because the 820 is a damn fine phone, which means the 810 is damn fine phone too.
“Expected to be available in the coming weeks, Nokia Lumia 810 comes packed with a sharp and gorgeous 4.3-inch OLED screen that features a ClearBlack display, meaning your colors will pop and blacks will be deep and dark. Want to add some personality to your phone? No problem, the Lumia 810 makes this possible with interchangeable charging shells that come in black and cyan and let you charge your phone without hooking up a wire at all,” says Jason Harris in his post.
Users will also receive an 8-MP Carl Zeiss primary camera and a 1.2-MP front-facing camera with Skype HD to add a bit of class to video calling. The post also goes on to list the various Nokia features the come with the handset, including Nokia Drive with voice guided navigation, augmented reality app Nokia Lens, and Nokia Music which will give users free access to over 17 million tracks.
The Nokia Lumia 810 will also feature T-Mobile’s ultra-fast 4G data plan, resulting in what T-Mobile call a “beautiful package”.
Anyone wanting to get their hands on the mid-range Windows Phone 8 device is told to keep a close eye on Nokia US on Twitter and FaceBook for word on pricing and availability.