Microsoft makes AT&T a “premier partner.” Microsoft partners with Nokia to create a new line of Windows Phones. So AT&T gets the first new Nokia Windows Phones in the US? No. T-Mobile does. And it’s doing remarkably well.
It came out at a $50 price point, and is now free with service contract. That certainly can’t hurt.
T-Mobile spokeswoman Cara Walker calls it “consistently … among the most popular phones in the T-Mobile lineup.” So how consistent is it? Without numbers published, it seems to rank in the top 5 phones sold on the carrier from T-Mobile’s site, Amazon.com, and Wirefly. Looking at t-mobile.com, I count 30 devices (and color variants) when you select “smartphones.” And what has the first spot? The Lumia 710.
T-Mobile has less than a month before the new Nokia devices hit AT&T, which may cut into their sales of WP devices, but it’s nice to know that Nokia and WP seem to be doing well for T-Mobile; hopefully that means good things for Nokia and WP on all carriers.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold out for Apollo at this rate.