Seven Wonders that you need to know about the Nokia Lumia 710 phone

The new Nokia Lumia 710 was unveiled on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly there has been plenty of talk around it. That’s hardly surprising though, when we consider this model and the Lumia 800 are the first Nokia phones ever to bear the Windows flag. The Nokia smart phone really has arrived.

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The new Nokia 710 model.

So, looking beyond its 1.4GHz processor, as well as its 3.7-inch WVGA screen and 5-megapixel rear camera, what makes this phone stand up and stand out you’re asking? Well, we have come up with seven juicy morsels of information revealing some of the lesser known, but equally impressive, characteristics that make the 710 an extremely neat piece of kit.

1. Moving onwards and upwards

Get stuck into Nokia Drive – an application on the 710 that delivers a kitted out personal navigation device with free, turn-by-turn navigation both for use on the roads in sync with Nokia maps, and on foot also. With the 710 you’ve now got not only a great phone, but satellite navigation too, all at your fingertips.

The Nokia Lumia 710 running Nokia maps

2. Music to your ears

And, if you think that’s cool, then how about being able to plug yourself into a gigantic portable music library whilst your Nokia handset takes you on your way. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, get familiar with Nokia Music’s ‘Mix Radio’; a free and global mobile music streaming application that delivers a whole host of music channels from your phone straight to your ears. And, you can download these playlists to your 710 for listening to at your own leisure. Oh, and did we mention that there’s no registration needed either. Aweessommmeeee.

3. Listen to this…

In an update to be delivered later this year, Nokia Lumia users will also gain the ability to create personalized channels from a global catalogue of millions of tracks. That means you can create your very own Nokia playlists from one huge library at your fingertips. You can stop rubbing your eyes now; this really is all very true.

4. Find where the fun’s at

If that wasn’t enough for you, the 710 gives you the ‘Gigfinder’ app, for those of you that like to party. This application allows you to search for live local music on the move, snap up tickets for live events and share all of this with your social network. This all comes in the Nokia Music software update later this year, something well worth waiting for.

5. Memory and power at your fingertips

Okay so the 710 only stores 8GB of internal storage, but it betters its elder sibling, the 800, by including a microSD card slot that can accept up to 16GB of additional flash storage. This means that with one tiny slither of plastic, you can automatically double your memory status. The 710 also bears the distinction of being one of the few Windows Phones with physical navigation keys, a trait that will please those of you out there who appreciate a bit of sensory texture on your keypad.

6. Give your 710 a fresh look

One of the coolest features of the 710 is that it comes with a myriad of coloured interchangeable cases. So, if you get a little bored of your phone’s exterior, you can simply strip off its body and throw on a new look in no time. There are ten of these, so you’ve got one to fit every mood (depending on how prone you are to mood swings). Along with being able to change your back covers, you can tinker with the colour formatting of the tiles in the OS too. Now that’s cool.

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7. Get up close and personal

You all know by now that the 710 comes with a 5megapixel camera, autofocus, LED flash and x4 digital zoom. But, we bet you didn’t know that you also get a face detection mechanism with all of this, meaning that while you snap away with your friends, your 710 will automatically recognise the faces of your mates and tag them accordingly.


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