Nokia Lumia 710 Said to Feature Pentaband Radio [Video]

February 2, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As you already know, the Nokia Lumia 710 is lauded as the best valued Windows 7 Phone. It indeed has a certain amount of advantages over other Windows Phone devices, for sure.

Now, the latest we hear on that front is that the device has got pentaband 3G radio support. What does that mean, you tend to ask.

Okay, the pentaband 3G radio support enables the device to work on GSM networks of both AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

The handset has a higher-end sibling, the Lumia 800. But it is less popular than the Lumia 710, and will work only on AT&T’s 3G network.

With the pentaband radio facility, you can switch carriers without changing your handset.

The tale of discovery of the pentaband radio is awesome. A Canadian customer tried to use an unlocked Lumia 710 on the Wind and Roger networks, an ended up discovering that the phone operates on both the carriers equally well!

The Nokia Lumia 800, however, doesn’t sport the advantage of pentaband radio. Previously, many Symbian smart devices came with pentaband radio support to lure users towards multi- carrier options. Apparently, the Lumia 800 must have disappointed many folks in the US.

Currently in the US, the Lumia 710 handset is distributed via T-Mobile stores. Using an unlocked version of the handset, you can possibly switch the carrier to AT&T.

In the meantime, we hear Nokia would introduce the Lumia 900 on AT&T. That would make it Nokia’s first Windows Phone to climb on to AT&T directly.

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