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T-Mobile Scores Nokia Lumia Exclusive

Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile will offer one of Nokia’s first two Windows Phone 8 smartphones on an exclusive basis.

The Lumia 810, which will be available on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+42 network in the coming weeks, is a midrange model compared to Nokia’s other Windows 8 smartphone, the Lumia 920, which AT&T will offer later this year on an exclusive basis.

The 810 is one of two Windows Phone 8 smartphones announced to date by T-Mobile. The other is HTC’s Windows Phone 8X, which runs on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+42 network. It will be available sometime later this year at a price that hasn’t been announced.

The Lumia 810 features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack WVGA 800 by 480 OLED screen, sunlight readability, 1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The 810 has the same unibody look and feel as the Lumia 920 but adds an optional exchangeable shell design available in two color options. The 810’s 1,650 mAh battery does not integrate the Qi wireless charging standard, as does the 920’s battery, the exchangeable shells add that capability to the phone.

The 820’s other features include 8-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. It also captures 1080p HD video at 30 fps. The front-facing camera is a 1.2-megapixel Skype HD-certified camera.

 The 810 also feature such new Nokia camera features as Cinemagraph, a lens that creates animated GIFs, as well as panorama settings and Group Shoot, which allows the use to choose the best faces and smiles from a burst of photos and stitch them together to produce the perfect group shot.

The Lumia 810 also comes with Nokia City Lens, which overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings to deliver an augmented-reality experience. The smartphone also features Nokia Drive for voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation from embedded maps and routing algorithm.

 The phone’s Nokia Music feature streams playlists curated by a team of global and regional musicologists. The service is ad-free and requires no subscription fees. Nokia Music can also be used offline.