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Windows-Powered Nokia Lumia 510 Handset Emerges

According to a leaked screenshot, Nokia is expected to launch a new Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 510.

It's expected to replace the Lumia 610, with the device reportedly featuring a four-inch display, a possible resolution of 800 x 480 and 4GB internal memory. However, the handset apparently carries only 256MB of RAM, which rules out the possibility of it being a Windows Phone 8 device, thus most likely featuring the Windows Phone 7.8 operating system.

The initial price is said to be $150 for the Lumia 510, with a launch likely in China. It's expected that the phone will be available in Chinese markets in time for the holidays, while a global release is expected next year.

Nokia released the Lumia range last year and has an accumulative of six handsets in its portfolio, with several devices available for budget prices.

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  • GabZDK
    I don't dislike the 510, but I don't really see much market for it, those who want a smartphone can get a 1-year or 2-year contract and get a more powerful phone. And those who just want a low-price phone will just stick with an old school Nokia or a generic one.
    I don't really see what you're trying to do Nokia
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  • hannibal
    It is most propably sold without contracts! So sheap windows phone can have customers. Win 7.5 works very well with not so fast hardware, and if they can allso keep the power usage in good shape, this can sell a lot. But hard to say before tests comes out.
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  • Pinhedd
    GabZDKI don't dislike the 510, but I don't really see much market for it, those who want a smartphone can get a 1-year or 2-year contract and get a more powerful phone. And those who just want a low-price phone will just stick with an old school Nokia or a generic one.I don't really see what you're trying to do Nokia
    It's not aimed at North American and European markets, it's aimed at emerging Indian and Chinese markets.
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  • belardo
    This is a low-end budget phone like... for... China.

    This has been going on for decades. When we (in the west) get 386/486 computers, 3rd world counties were still buying NEW Commodore 64s. So yeah, in places on this planet were people make $100 a month (and doing well), something like the L510 is major purchase.

    Even MS did this with Windows XP/vista/7 Starter Editions... and why Linux is rather popular in such countries as well. Why pay $25 for a half-ass OS like "Starter" when you get can get a full blown OS for $0?
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  • Thunderfox
    So i n other words, they are selling it for something close to what it costs to make, rather than 3x that.
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  • zybch
    For a device without a 2-3 year contract this looks pretty nice, especially for markets that can't afford the extortionate iphone prices. The 256Mb would be a concern to me though, it won't even run all WP&/7.5 apps and let you use many of the default features of the OS itself (like some of the sharing functionality). Seriously, how much would it cost to wack an extra 256 in there?
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  • RealBeast
    How about a $150 phone that runs Win 8 well? I need 4 new phones and am paralyzed until I see what they come up with next month.

    I really want to see the Win8 phones before I buy new phones to see how well they integrate with my Win 7 network. They may be great or a total bust, but I'm not interested in fighting with iPhones on my Win 7 machines anymore. Besides iPhones are really not that cool since every spoiled 7 year old has one. :)
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  • back_by_demand
    belardoThis is a low-end budget phone like... for... China.This has been going on for decades. When we (in the west) get 386/486 computers, 3rd world counties were still buying NEW Commodore 64s. So yeah, in places on this planet were people make $100 a month (and doing well), something like the L510 is major purchase.Even MS did this with Windows XP/vista/7 Starter Editions... and why Linux is rather popular in such countries as well. Why pay $25 for a half-ass OS like "Starter" when you get can get a full blown OS for $0?There is a reason it is lower priced or free, if they charged more or at all, the take up rate would be zero, Linux is fre but still only on 0.86% of desktop PCs, even steam users outnumber it be 2.5 to 1
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  • sanjiro
    $150 for this phone seems really expensive, I can get the Lumia 710 here for $150 on sale ($200 normally) and it's a much better phone. For $150 they really should have put in at least 512MB of ram (especially since it's dirt cheap at the moment), or barring that, sell it for less.
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  • bluekoala
    I have never yet seen a Windows phone other than in a store.
    I'm kinda glad actually.
    Though this phone may change that.
    The most successful Nokia phones were the ones free with a 2 year contract.
    And Nokia phone has been quite successful in the past.
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