Entry-level Nokia Lumia 505 now official, features Windows Phone 7.8 right out of the box
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
1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1211; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
What's the point of making it 7.8? It takes the value out of it for no reason.
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...
18. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
No insult intended, heck, i even consider my country poor (croatia)....
20. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
I'm from Mexico, and let's be honest, this country doesn't have like billions to spare...
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.
4. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; 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.
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Calm down guy... It's Mexico exclusive device, whether you hate it or not, you won't get it anyway...
7. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
I'll take the Lumia 620 minimum, if I ever take a Win Phone that is
9. Mghazisohail (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
it has a micro sd card support so dont cry for the inbuilt 4 gb
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.
10. Landmarkcm (Posts: 496; 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.
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
14. flexile (Posts: 78; 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.
15. flexile (Posts: 78; 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.
17. Jyakotu (Posts: 838; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Actually looks pretty nice for a budget phone.
21. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
Yeah, but I would rather get Xperia U rather than this.
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.