Feeds
80%
Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone 7 smartphone

Nokia Lumia 710

The Finn blue line

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Metro textual

The web browser, Internet Explorer 9, renders pages extremely quickly. However, this briskness is offset by the need for an extra tap for many common operations – punching in a new URL, changing tabs, navigating to a backwards or forwards. For more general tasks, the on-screen word correction is very handy and intuitive.

Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone 7 smartphone

A range of wetsuit coloured backs are available to make it easier to spot these Nokias in the wild

After a few days it became apparent that no matter how good the Metro UI looks, I was using the phone much less frequently for reading. The layout makes poor use of the space available (three Tweets per screen!) and the sans serif font, while fine for signage, is human-unfriendly. Overall, the body text should be tweaked.

I shall expand on these thoughts in a companion piece. But I did wonder how much reviewers and analysts actually evaluate the platforms on which they opine: not much it at all, I suspect, or this would have been noted much more.

Verdict

File Windows Phone, in its current state, under: Great first impressions and shows great promise. Indeed, bargain hunters may be tempted to grab a Lumia 710 as a second phone, but there’s a long way to go. Some of the improvements, particularly for power consumption, need to be made urgently, and may deter the undecided. But if you're tempted, at least you can slot in another battery, which is its saving grace in this area. ®

More Smartphone Reviews

HTC
Sensation XL
Samsung
Galaxy
Nexus
Ten… Androids
to outshine
the iPhone 4S
Motorola
Razr
Apple
iPhone 4S

SANS - Survey on application security programs

80%
Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone 7 smartphone

Nokia Lumia 710

Entry-level Windows Phone 7 handset
Price: £300 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.