Yet another Windows Phone handset is now available for less than £100. After the HTC 7 Mozart from Phones4U, Carphone Warehouse has put the Nokia Lumia 710 on sale for £99.95 with a compulsory £10 top-up.
This is not the first time the handset has dropped to this price. Back in June, Mobiles.co.uk slashed the cost of the Nokia Lumia 710 to £99.90 with a compulsory top-up of £10 on T-Mobile, Vodafone or Orange.
The handset - which runs Windows Phone 7.5 - is comparable to HTC's model except for Nokia's additional dedicated applications (such as Nokia Drive, Nokia Mix Radio and Nokia Max), a faster 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T processor and HTC's superior 8-megapixel rear camera.
The Lumia 710 also features 512MB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, HD video recording capabilities, a microSIM slot, a 3.7in 800 x 480 pixels screen with ClearBlack technology and Corning Gorilla Glass, Wi-Fi, a micro-USB port, GPS, Xpress-on covers as well as Microsoft's own apps such as Skydrive, Xbox LIVE, Office Mobile and Zune.
Expect other Windows Phone handsets to be cleared out ahead of the launch of Windows Phone 8 later this year, a move forced by the fact that current Windows Phone handsets have reached their "end of life" and won't be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it launches. Check our review of Nokia Lumia 710 from February 2012 when it was still worth a whopping £300.
Source: Carphone Warehouse