Nokia Lumia 510 now official: affordable Windows Phone with a 4-inch screen
By Victor H.
Oct 23, 2012, 2:09 AM
The Nokia Lumia 510, the Windows Phone handset that is expected to become Nokia’s most affordable one, has now finally gone official. Nokia took the wraps off the Lumia 510 in India, and it looks like a winner.
The device features a spacious 4-inch WVGA screen and a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera recording video in VGA resolution at 30fps. The Lumia 510 runs on Windows Phone Mango, but it will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8 bringing the new home screen with smaller live tiles.
Being an affordable device, the handset runs on an 800MHz single-core Snapdragon S1 processor along with 256MB of RAM, and features 4GB of internal storage. Sadly, as a considerable downside those 4GB of built-in memory are not expandable.
The new Lumia 510 comes in the usual funky Nokia colors: red, yellow, cyan, white and black.
In comparison, one step up in the Windows Phone hierarchy, the Lumia 610 has a 3.7” WVGA display. This way, despite being a more affordable device, the new Lumia one ups its older brother in terms of display size.
With all of those compromises, you have to wonder what's the price on this. Good news is Nokia is setting the price at merely $199 off contract. The release date is set in November and initial markets include India, China, South America and Asia.
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