Here we go! Nokia and, shockingly, T-Mobile have scheduled a press event for Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. The event will almost certainly be the US launch for Nokia’s fantastic Windows Phone handsets, which have been selling like gangbusters in the UK.
It was widely assumed that AT&T would be the premiere launch partner for Nokia, as it has been for the rest of the Windows Phone manufacturers. The company is currently in negotiations with Nokia for a rumored launch in late January. Of course, this might be referring to the unreleased Lumia 900, which is supposedly a higher-end device.
While the Lumia 800, formerly known as the “Sea Ray,” will likely remain a UK-exclusive, the Lumia 710 is pretty much guaranteed to be available on T-Mobile. An FCC filing for the Lumia 710 displays T-Mobile branding as plain as day. The device can also be found on the Nokia US website.
We can’t wait to get our hands on one of Nokia’s US devices. The handsets may not include front-facing cameras and large screens–yet–but the hardware itself is fantastic. It will be very interesting to see how the US responds to Nokia’s devices, even on a smaller carrier like T-Mobile.