Nokia Lumia 510 announced, carries Windows Phone 7.5 with it
Nokia did make quite a splash with their high end Windows Phone 8 handsets being announced not too long ago, where the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 certainly brought about its fair share of fans. In fact, the Lumia 920 is shaping up pretty nicely to be able to hold its own against other flagship models in the market, but what about those who do not have the kind of freely flowing cash? I guess this is where a compromise comes in handy – settling for somewhere in the middle, or in the case of the Nokia Lumia 510, it would be somewhere more towards the entry level market.
After all, the Nokia Lumia 510 will not run on Windows Phone 8 at all, but rather, it will ply its trade on the Windows Phone 7.5 platform, which is a half-way point between Windows Phone 7 and its successor, the powerful Windows Phone 8. Having said that, the Lumia 510’s announcement would clearly make it the Finnish company’s most affordable Lumia to date, and this does not mean that Nokia has compromised on quality and style, as you can choose from five eye-catching colors: red, yellow, cyan, white and black.
I am quite sure that many of us would ask, just what kind of entry level specifications could we be looking at over here? For starters, there is a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display at 800 × 480 resolution, while its 256MB RAM will be accompanied by 4GB of internal memory. Power users, you know for sure that this is not the handset for you. Nokia has also thrown in a 5-megapixel auto-focus that does video recording in VGA resolution @30fps, which is nothing to shout about – but rather, you will not find the likes of this in higher specced handsets.
Nokia expects the Lumia 510 to be available from next month onwards in India, China, South America and Asia, with an approximate price tag of $199 prior to local taxes and operator subsidies. Would you be interested?