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Nokia Lumia 610 Arriving in UK Next Week

By - Source: Inquirer | B 13 comments

A smartphone for young people.

With everyone all wrapped up in Nokia's powerful Lumia 900, it would be easy to forget about the less flashy Lumia devices that Nokia has in the works. While the Lumia 900 is a full-featured Windows Phone device designed to go toe-to-toe with the best smartphones available on the market today, the Finnish company recognizes that not everyone needs the beefiest smartphone possible.

The Lumia 610 is a budget Lumia and Nokia confirmed that it's arriving in the United Kingdom in June. Announced earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Lumia 610 is aimed at young people, first-time smartphone buyers. It boasts a slightly more curved design than we've seen with the other Lumia devices and packs an 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 graphics, 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM, a 3.7-inch 480x800 capacitive touchscreen LCD, 8 GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 2.1, and Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango).

SlashGear reports that the device will be available for free, costing £15 per month. It's not yet known what that plan will include but we're sure we'll hear more about it soon. Meanwhile, if a contract isn't your thing, the Inquirer got word from Nokia that it'll be available SIM-free for £150.

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    ojas , May 26, 2012 10:21 AM
    Hmmm much lower specs than the 710...wonder how it'll perform?

    Quote:
    Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango)

    It's Mango :D 
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    joytech22 , May 26, 2012 11:57 AM
    Mmmm... Not bad imo.
    Cheap enough for me to try a WP device without a significant investment.

    Might even turn it into a giveaway..? Ehh.
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    skyline100 , May 26, 2012 1:25 PM
    ojasHmmm much lower specs than the 710...wonder how it'll perform?It's Mango


    Nope. It's Tango (or Mango Refresh)

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    freggo , May 26, 2012 1:38 PM
    "the device will be available for free, costing £15 per month."

    You may want to grab a dictionary and check under 'free'...
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    samuelspark , May 26, 2012 5:01 PM
    I thought my Lumia 710 was a budget phone...
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    silverblue , May 26, 2012 6:48 PM
    freggo"the device will be available for free, costing £15 per month."You may want to grab a dictionary and check under 'free'...

    No, she means there's no initial outlay for the phone. It's just the way they advertise contract phones over here.
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    house70 , May 26, 2012 7:08 PM
    "SlashGear reports that the device will be available for free, costing £15 per month"

    Aye, no, no, no, no. No.
    You can't leave the sentence like that and expect it to make sense.
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    belardo , May 26, 2012 7:52 PM
    Considering the specs on the Lumia 900 which are kind of "old" for 2012... how can they go lower?!

    Where is the Lumia 800 series for the USA? at&T? Hello? The 800 is better IMHO... its smaller, fits in the pocket - yet has the same specs as the 900.
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    kyuuketsuki , May 26, 2012 9:22 PM
    joytech22Mmmm... Not bad imo.Cheap enough for me to try a WP device without a significant investment.Might even turn it into a giveaway..? Ehh.

    Aye... seems like a great way to give WP a whirl without making a big investment into the platform. Thinking of doing that myself...
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    cold fire , May 27, 2012 5:33 AM
    256MB of RAM! What's this? 2007? Even my almost 2 years old HD7 has 512MB of RAM. But if they sell these for $99-149 (unlocked) when they come to the US it would be a great way for those interested in giving WP7 a shot without shelling out lots of cash.
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    eddieroolz , May 28, 2012 12:54 PM
    cold fire256MB of RAM! What's this? 2007? Even my almost 2 years old HD7 has 512MB of RAM. But if they sell these for $99-149 (unlocked) when they come to the US it would be a great way for those interested in giving WP7 a shot without shelling out lots of cash.


    RAM, or specs for that matter, isn't everything buddy...

    Windows Phone 7 is written very well to the point that it runs on hardware that Android would struggle with. That's the way we should be heading, not throwing more and more hardware at the problem.
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    Zingam_Duo , May 28, 2012 6:04 PM
    Accoriding to golem.de that shiit doesn't even run Skype! No thanks, Nokia! You have failed by siding with M$.
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    Zingam_Duo , May 28, 2012 6:07 PM
    cold fire256MB of RAM! What's this? 2007? Even my almost 2 years old HD7 has 512MB of RAM. But if they sell these for $99-149 (unlocked) when they come to the US it would be a great way for those interested in giving WP7 a shot without shelling out lots of cash.


    256Mb is a plenty of memory (last year I have programed a processor with 256b of RAM :)  ). The trouble is that M$ OSs always eat the memory and leave nothing to the apps.