A few days ago we gave you the news that the Nokia Lumia 710 could be about to be released for consumers in the UK. Now we have news that the Lumia 710 price may be cut ahead of the UK release according to reports.
It is being claimed that mobile carriers in the country have put pressure on the Finnish manufacturer to lower the price of the upcoming handset. According to a report on the FT, this is because of weak sales of its flagship device the Lumia 800 that was released last year.
The Lumia 710 has been on sale in the US since the beginning of the month, and as we reported previously can already be had for free. It is expected to be launched in the UK in the coming weeks, and Nokia is believed to have been in talks with the operators in the country.
Two sources are claiming that it was requested that the price to be lowered, with the operators wanting a budget offering from the company. It is now thought that the handset will be offered to consumers on a two year contract for around £20 per month. Nokia are believed to have wanted the pricing set for £25 per month.
Nokia’s first Windows Phone device, the Lumia 800, was priced to compete with the iPhone and high-end handsets on the Android platform. But during the run up to the busy Christmas period it failed to break into the top ten handset sales. The first official sales for the handset should be made available by Nokia later this month.
The trouble Nokia is currently facing is consumers are seemly unwilling to give the company’s new smartphones a try. This is more based on previous experiences and not just the price, which means Nokia, has an even bigger job on its hands winning people over.
Will you get the Nokia Lumia 710?