Here’s a new hypothesis for you to chew on: T-Mobile could become the first U.S. carrier to get Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone. Sources coming from The Wall Street Journal claim that Nokia and T-Mobile made plans to launch the Lumia 710 Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone on December 14. The devices already started being shipped worldwide starting this week. T-Mobile has previously offered LG Double Play only on their carrier.
T-Mobile and Nokia have been trying to make the launch more mysterious and spectacular by sending an enigmatic invitation addressed to the media saying that they have something very exciting they are going to announce, but gave away no other info. Even so, it doesn’t really take a genius to figure it out, since Nokia stands alone in its love affair with the Windows Phone. The real question is whether T-Mobile and Nokia would unveil Lumia 710 or Lumia 800 or something brand new and shiny. The difference between the two is the most evident if we look at the price tag. While Lumia 710 is priced more moderately, the Lumia 800 reaches a higher price threshold.
We wish the best of luck in this new endeavor, the companies are embarking themselves on, because they look like they need it. Just this year, Nokia abandoned the idea of building its own operating system, which it nicknamed Symbian and instead went and joined the Windows Phone team. Now, both Lumia 710 and 800 run Microsoft’s OS. It is with the help of this software that the Finnish company hopes to regain its lost glory after battling the ruthless iPhone and Android devices.