Last Thursday night, Smart Communications launched the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 710 at the Republiq Club in Resorts World Manila. The press conference for the media and bloggers was hosted by Rhian Ramos and KC Montero who gave away 10 units of Lumia 710 to lucky attendees, and no, we weren’t lucky enough.
The Nokia Lumia 710 will be exclusively available on Smart via its affordable amortization of only P450 a month for 24 months under the Special Edition Plan 1000. If you really want this phone, Smart is the only place where you can get it outside they grey market. It won’t be available in Nokia stores.
Smart’s Special Edition Plan 1000 comes with 500 all-networks texts, 500 minutes of calls to Smart and TNT users, and 1GB of mobile data. The limited plan is available until May 8, 2012 only.
The Lumia 710 has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 3.7″³ display (800 x 480 resolution), and with 8GB storage. This phone also packs a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and is the slightly upgraded version of the Nokia Lumia 610, which is already a capable Windows phone by itself.
“We are very excited to be the exclusive carrier of the Nokia Lumia 710 in the Philippines,” said Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto.
Smart will not only carry the Nokia Lumia 710 but also the entry level Nokia Lumia 610 and the Nokia Lumia 900 which is the top of the line Lumia. Hmm, this reminded me of the earlier days of Nokia, I would have mistakenly call Lumia 710 as Nokia 7110 and Nokia 6110 for the Lumia 610.
After the press conference the party followed with free food and booze to all attendees. It was likewise open to the public and even trended worldwide on Twitter ranking no. 2 that night.