Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Lumia 710 now available on Rogers
As previously rumoured, it is available for a dirt cheap out right price of $254.99.
Looks like the official Nokia assault on Canada is on and the rebirth of Windows Phone 7 in Canada has started.
For those of you who are curious as to whether or not you can buy this outright and take it to WIND or Mobilicity? According the the specs on the Rogers website, looks like it is running the UMTS bands only (850/1900/2100) so according to these specs, the answer is a BIG NO.
I will however continue searching on the Intertubes (or if you guys happen to know someone that tried and succeeded/failed) as to whether or not Rogers is just hiding the the 1700 band.
Before you all go crazy and claim that it runs on T-mobile so it must, let me remind you of the Dell Venue Pro where the model number is exactly the same but they actually do sell different phones on different network. Confusing as heck but that's they way things are I guess.
Another juicy rumour running around is that Rogers will likely pick up the Lumia 900 as well (which would explain why they are leaving the Lumia 800 to Telus. If this is the case, it will be interesting to see what Bell is going to do with the WP7 platform.. HTC Titan II?... Have they just given up?
Here's a link to the Roger's website for getting the Lumia 710
*UPDATE* - was talking to the Costco reps yesterday and they claim they should be getting stock sometime this week. From what I can tell is that they are very willing to sell them off contract so if you are having problems with at the Rogers stores selling you one outright
Do keep in mind that one of our readers have pointed out that this is a different version they are selling at Rogers than the one for TMobile. So you are out of luck if you want to unlock it and use it on WIND/Mobilicity
If you do want to take it to Bell or Telus, a reminder that it does use microSIM so you will need to order a new microSIM card as well from your carrier of choice