Nokia Lumia 610 arriving at MWC: ultra cheap Windows Phone?
Windows Phone is a relatively young platform and it’s much better represented in various form factors that iOS, but when you fare it against Android it’s an instant loss. Nokia plans to change that with the Nokia Lumia 610, the first handset that is set to push the low-end boundaries of Windows Phone, to pay-as-you-go realities.
One of three new Nokia phones expected to roll out at MWC kicking off in late February, the Lumia 610 will stand out by being the cheapest Windows Phone device. The price will be very aggressive, and for the UK possibilities are for the phone to push the £100 (around $157) barrier off contract.
Currently, the Nokia Lumia 710 is already pretty cheap for a smartphone, selling for around $315 without any contract ties.
The new even more affordable Lumia 610 is projected to run on Windows Phone in its latest Tango update, said to be coming at MWC as well. Tango is believed to open WP to lesser specced devices with slower processors and possibly worse cameras. WIth that in mind, though, it’d keep the core functionality. How do you like the idea of Windows Phone getting as diverse as Android in the price game?
source: Tech Radar