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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Nokia Lumia 710 Goes On Sale At 3

The cheapest Windows Phone handset yet, the Nokia Lumia 710 is now available from Three UK on PAYG and on contracts for £199.99 and from £22 per month respectively.

The smartphone, which was released at the same time as the Lumia 800, runs Windows Phone 7.5 and carries a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T clocked at 1.4GHz, the same as its bigger brother although the latter costs almost twice as much.

Other features include 8GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM, a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 3.7-inch anti-glare WVGA ClearBlack display.

It also comes with Nokia Drive and free turn-by-turn sat nav, plus Nokia Music, Office 365, Internet Explorer 9, Zune and Mix Radio.

Three networks sells the handset with 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB data for £22, add £3 to get unlimited, all you can eat data and another £4 to get 2000 minutes and tethering thrown in.

Nokia has already released another phone, the Lumia 900 on AT&T in the US and there are rumours that another high end smartphone, possibly the Lumia 910, will be unveiled at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at end of the month.

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