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Entry-level Nokia Lumia 505 now official, features Windows Phone 7.8 right out of the box

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Entry-level Nokia Lumia 505 now official, features Windows Phone 7.8 right out of the box
Earlier this week, we told you that leaks showed that an entry-level phone called the Nokia Lumia 505 was on the way. Now, the phone is official. The Nokia Lumia 505 will be an exclusive for Mexico's Telcel network and while no launch date or price have been released, we do know that the phone will have a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen with an 8MP rear-facing camera. No front-facing camera will be available. 4GB of storage comes with the phone which has a 1300mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 505 will be available in pink, black or red. This is obviously not a high-end device or even a mid-range model. But for those needing a phone to make and take calls, to take pictures (remember, there is an 8MP camera on back), and to play a few games, the Nokia Lumia 505 can handle the job. The phone comes out of the box with Windows Phone 7.8 which means it has resizable Live Tiles, the Bing daily Lock Screen image and more.

source: Nokia (translated) via WPCentral

The Nokia Lumia 505 comes with Windows Phone 7.8 out of the box

The Nokia Lumia 505 comes with Windows Phone 7.8 out of the box


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posted on 14 Dec 2012, 20:58 1

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


What's the point of making it 7.8? It takes the value out of it for no reason.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 04:37

12. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Its a low end model for a rather poor country, sure beats buying a asha...

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:40 1

16. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


POOR? GO TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 16:48

18. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


No insult intended, heck, i even consider my country poor (croatia)....

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:10

20. flexile (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I'm from Mexico, and let's be honest, this country doesn't have like billions to spare...

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 00:34

23. potatosalad (Posts: 36; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i love the "poor" word you imply. +1

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 23:44 1

24. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


as far as i know Mexico is one of the richest country's since it has been robbed by their presidents and all the politicians there and yet it still has money.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:01 2

2. ajupurohit (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


looks nice but 4GB is fail ! :(

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:04

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1350; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


how about .....NO

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:18 5

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


looks good for a budget phone. Might have kept 8GB memory instead of 4.
Anyway only those who are too budget conscious and don't do much than few simple things on phone, should get this. Otherwise you have a great option of Lumia 620 coming soon.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:21

5. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


8 mp.. for i think a budget phone

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:24 2

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Calm down guy... It's Mexico exclusive device, whether you hate it or not, you won't get it anyway...

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:42

8. jstahl (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


are you chinese?

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:15

7. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


I'll take the Lumia 620 minimum, if I ever take a Win Phone that is

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 00:02

9. Mghazisohail (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


it has a micro sd card support so dont cry for the inbuilt 4 gb

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:30 2

11. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


It doesnt have a micro sd card slot. It does have 7 GB of skydrive storage however.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 01:44

10. Landmarkcm (Posts: 433; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


No flash for the camera=Fail! That should be a requirement. Esp why put an 8 mp camera on this with no flash useless in low light shots.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 07:25 1

13. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Its a budget phone with 8MP camera and for those who don't give a s**t about os/storage

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:50

14. flexile (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


This device seems to be the competition to Xperia U (which has been selling quite well here), so I guess it will have a price similar to Xperia U, which is $4000.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:52

15. flexile (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I say it's the competition because remember that the Xperia U has sort of a similar approach like the 505, good software and design for the price tag, but with very few storage.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 13:11 4

17. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Actually looks pretty nice for a budget phone.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:11

21. flexile (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Yeah, but I would rather get Xperia U rather than this.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:04

19. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i still need expandable memory!

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 20:05

22. lolwoot (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Perfect for those who want to know how wp7.8/8 operate, and to those who care less about expandble memory.

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