Nokia has officially announced plans to bring its entry-level Windows Phone 7.8-running Lumia 510 to the UK, after a recent Phones4U product page appeared briefly to that effect on the web before being removed.
There's no word yet on carriers and prices, but Nokia's move to offer it locally – confirmed to Omio – marks a welcome about-turn after we were initially led to believe it wouldn't arrive on local shores at all.
When it did go on sale, initially in India and China, it only had Windows Phone 7.5 installed, but is now shipping with WP7.8 on board as initially planned, and has already made it as far as France in the ensuing months.
As for the spec, given the likely £160-odd SIM-free price you're seated very much towards the cheap seats at the smartphone table. The 4in display comes in at a 480 x 800 resolution – matching most of the latter-day Symbian Nokias, while the processor is a single-core 800MHz Snapdragon S1 effort paired with 256MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage, though you get 7GB of SkyDrive space to play with on top of that.
The camera is a stock 5MP affair, with VGA video capturing capabilities.
That £160 price we mentioned is based on what it's going on over in France, so is by no means a guarantee. Needless to say, it'll probably be offered free on most contract deals when final details do emerge.