In many ways, the future success of Nokia rests largely with the market fate of its two latest smartphones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. The latter of these devices officially hit the market on December 9, debuting in Taiwan, with additional global markets to follow in the next few weeks, such as Russia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The 710 is the less expensive of the two phones in Nokia's Lumia line. Like its high-end counterpart, the 800, the Lumia 710 is powered by the 7.5 Mango version of the Windows Phone mobile operating system, which has been cited as a respectable improvement on the original version of that OS.

Features available on the 710 include People Hub, allowing users to group favored contacts for quick, easy access to their contact information, as well as the mobile web capabilities of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and the Bing search engine. Other functions include a GPS navigation device for driving directions and streaming music through MixRadio.

Several smartphone accessories have been designed specifically for the phone, but can only be purchased separately. These include Monster in-ear and over-ear headphones and interchangeable back covers.

According to a recent review of the Lumia 800 on the Huffington Post, the device's hardware and design are its most prominent positive attributes.