Nokia Lumia 610 due first week of June

Budget Windows Phone handset about to arrive

May 25, 2012

Nokia has revealed that its Lumia 610 phone will officially hit the UK in the first week of June.

The handset is an entry level effort, and will weigh in under the £200 mark (though exact pricing isn’t yet confirmed), making for a cheap way to get into Windows Phone. It’ll also rival some of the very cheap Android blowers which are around these days.

In terms of technical specifications, the handset boasts a 3.7 inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 400. It also has a 5 megapixel camera on board, 8GB of storage, but only 256MB of Ram.

As has been reported recently, that means it can’t run Skype, and Nokia has withdrawn the app for the 610, due to it requiring 512MB of Ram. In fairness, the app will run on the Lumia 610, just not very well, and not up to the standard Nokia expects.

That’s a minor fly in the ointment for what is otherwise quite a nicely specified phone given its price bracket. It should help to push the Lumia range on in the UK, alongside its bigger brothers such as the original Lumia 800.

Windows Phone has still yet to make much of an impact, and certainly needs all the handsets behind it, across a range of budgets, that it can get.

What we’d really like to see is a Windows Phone device with a PureView camera – the very impressive 41 megapixel affair – but by all accounts, that won’t happen until next year.


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