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.