Nokia disclosed late on Thursday that the Lumia 610 – the latest member of its affordable Windows Phone lineup – will hit the market shelves in the United Kingdom in the first week of June.
Nokia Lumia 610 will be offered by O2, Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, and Phones4U. If you want contracts, then plans start at £15 per month. Also, it is expected that an unlocked version will also be made available. This handset is the most affordable WP-running device in the market.
This smartphone was first displayed at MWC in February. It follows on from the Finnish mobile makers first affordable WP-running smartphine, the Lumia 710. It can also run Microsofts smartphone operating system in spite of being outfitted with an 800 MHz CPU 256 MB of RAM, although these specs are modest by present days standards.
The Lumia 610 sports all the customary smartphone enhancements, such as HSPA connectivity, a 3.7” Gorilla Glass panel at 480800 pixels resolution, and a 5 MP snapper. It comes with Windows Phone 7.5, called as Mango, and supports Wi-Fi tethering.
Possibly more significantly for Nokias long-term prospect, the Lumia 610 includes network and language competence for China, implying that the tormented Finnish mobile phone manufacturer can offer this low-cost Windows Phone in the biggest smartphone market on the planet as well. Some days back, it was reported that Nokia Lumia series is getting stronger in the Chinese handset market. Now, let’s see how consumers in the UK market respond to Lumia 610.