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Nokia World 2011 : Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 710 Has A MicroSD Slot!

(update : Nokia has now corrected the page and it clearly says that the Lumia 710 comes with no microSD slot).

Nokia announced a second Windows Phone handset at today's Nokia World conference, the Lumia 710 which is a curvier, hipper version of the Lumia 800.

Like the latter, the 710 has a single core Qualcomm S2 SoC (the MSM8255) clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a WVGA resolution (and the ClearBlack sticker slapped on it), microSIM and Windows Phone Mango of course.

The rest though sounds a lot like a first generation Windows Phone handset. 8GB onboard storage, a five megapixel rear camera, FM Radio, HD video recording, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and a 1300mAh battery that can power the phone for up to 7.6 hours talk time.

It's worth noting that according to the specs of the phone (opens in new tab), the Lumia 710 comes with a microSD card slot which allows users to expand the onboard storage up to 24GB. It's a shame though that it supports only 16GB models, whilst the whole Asha range supports 32GB microSD cards.

Software-wise, it comes with Bing Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, Nokia Store, Office but no Xbox Live apparently. The phone - which will be available in black and white - will be out soon and will cost 270 Euros.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.