Nokia is officially bringing its Windows Phones to the U.S., announcing today plans to release the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile on January 11th.
The announcement of the phone marks the first Nokia Windows Phone to make it to U.S. soil, and also the first Windows phone in general to be billed as a 4G device, running on T-Mobile's HSPA 14.4 network.
The Lumia 710 was officially announced in late October at Nokia World in London. Spec-wise the handset has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.7-inch ClearBlack display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities, and 8GB of built-in storage.
The phone comes pre-loaded with Nokia Drive, Nokia's free turn-by-turn direction service, as well as one-click access to services like Netflix and Twitter.
Color-wise, the phone will be available in black and white, with optional colored back plates available in all of the Windows Phone tile colors.
The Lumia 710 will be available in T-Mobile stores starting January 11 for US$49.99, with a new two-year agreement and after a $50 mail-in-rebate.
The Lumia 800, the other Windows Phone Nokia announced in October, is also rumored to be making a U.S. appearance soon, with an announcement likely at CES.