Entry-level Nokia Lumia 510 officially unveiled

Entry-level Nokia Lumia 510 officially unveiledNokia has officially announced its latest entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 510, a cheap and cheerful 4in handset set to launch initially in India and China next month.

It's already shown its face a couple of times recently, and the reality is exactly as the rumours had forecast – including the presence of Windows Phone 7 rather than the latest WP8.

Appearance-wise the Lumia 510 is already familiar thanks to various leaks over the past month or so, and the finished article is very much as expected, delivering a moderately understated chassis that at 129g just manages to avoid being too bulky.

It'll launch initially with Windows Phone 7.5, but will be updated to Windows Phone 7.8 at a later stage. The older iteration of Microsoft's smartphone OS supports a lower grade of specifications than Windows Phone 8 – and the Lumia 510 certainly provides just that.

The 4in display runs a 480 x 800 resolution, while the processor is believed to be a 800MHz single-core Snapdragon S1 supported by just 256MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

The camera is equally middle-of-the-road, offering a 5MP resolution along with auto-focus but no flash, and the ability to take 30fps VGA video.

As an entry-level device (the price has been pegged at around $199), the Lumia 510 is being pencilled in to hit Asia-Pacific and South America after the initial launch in India and China next month. Will it make its way to the UK at some point? Possibly, but don't hold your breath.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:56

Launch with 7.5? why oh why?


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