updated 03:40 pm EDT, Fri October 28, 2011
Nokia Lumia 710 goes through FCC testing
The Nokia Lumia 710 hasn't been officially announced for North America, but a newly discovered FCC listing suggests the company is readying a model for US consumption. The listing reveals support for T-Mobile's 1,700MHz 3G band along with 850MHz and 1900MHz GSM. The FCC documents refer to the handset as the QMNRM-809, which has been used by Nokia in its European paperwork to refer to the Lumia 710.
The phone was cleared by the FCC on September 26 and the filing made public on October 24.
The Lumia 710 uses Windows Phone 7.5 and gets a 1.4GHz, single-core Snapdragon processor along with 512MB of RAM. There is 8GB of storage space onboard and a 3.7-inch LCD. A five-megapixel camera with an f2.4 aperture gives it relatively good quality for entry smartphones. A microSD memory card slot bumps up total storage to 24GB, although it may need to be installed right after getting the phone and never removed, much as with the original Focus.
While the filing hints at the possibility of it arriving at T-Mobile, the handset may not ever arrive in North America, as the FCC isn't the authority on such matters. It might alternately arrive at a Canadian carrier like Wind Mobile or Mobilicity, both of which share T-Mobile's 3G airwaves. [via WPCentral]