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Nokia Lumia 610 Arriving in UK Next Week

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
    Hmmm much lower specs than the 710...wonder how it'll perform?

    Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango)
    It's Mango :D
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  • joytech22
    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
    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
    "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
    I thought my Lumia 710 was a budget phone...
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  • silverblue
    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
    "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
    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
    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
    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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