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Nokia Lumia 610 breaks cover: the most affordable Windows Phone

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Nokia Lumia 610 breaks cover: the most affordable Windows Phone
The Nokia Lumia 610 has finally officially broken cover and it’s the most affordable Windows Phone we’ve seen so far. It drops it a log but how does it do it? The Lumia 610 lowers the spec requirements on Windows Phone - it requires less capable processors and less RAM.

The Lumia 610 comes with a 800MHz processor, only 256MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera. Low-end WP phones, for instance, will now also be able to ship with Qualcomm 7x27A chips and 256MB of RAM. 

At the same time, the Nokia Lumia 610 aims to come with the same smooth Windows Phone experience, arriving with the Windows Phone Tango update on board. While Nokia said it will offer all WP features, some like Bing Local Scout and automatic SkyDrive uploads will be excluded. Software-wise you’d get Nokia's flavor with Maps, Drive, and Nokia Transport with bus and subway directions for over 500 cities that will augment WP.

Designwise, the new handset features curvy metallic edges and Nokia describes it to have a "confident feel."

The Nokia Lumia 610 price is set at around $255 (189 euro) - the most affordable we've seen Windows Phone go. It will come in white, cyan, magenta and black with the release date being Q2 2012. 

source: Nokia

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 02:31

1. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Looks cool!

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 04:40 1

2. Karan_Malhotra (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

This could be a big hit in emerging countries of asia and africa

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 04:54

3. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

All previous leaks pointed to a 3.2 screen for the 610 but the product marketing manager in the video, Ms.Tanja Mitchell, definitely said "3.7 screen". And just by looking at the phone in the video in reference to her hand, you can tell it's bigger than a 3.2. Which is really really good because this makes the phone very attractive at that price point for developing/underdevelop markets! Good job Nokia!

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 06:40

4. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

Nokia is seriously back in business. Many have assumed that just because of its affordability it wouldn't have basic smartphone functions as Bluetooth and Wifi to mention a couple, but it actually offers much more than just these two.

3.7" screen
Xbox Live
Nokia Maps (pre installed)
Nokia Drive
Nokia Music

Too good to be missed.

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