Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nokia Lumia 510 goes official

A new Nokia Lumia phone that has been leaked before goes official now, the Lumia 510. An entry-level Windows phone, Lumia 510 will be the most affordable phone under the Lumia series.

Nokia Lumia 510 (Source: Nokia Conversations)
Nokia has done good with this affordable device, which aims to compete with  Android devices within the price range. It has a large 4-inch WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution; a 256MB RAM and 4GB internal storage (non-expandable), which I think is a little limited, especially for those who love apps, music, and videos; a 5MP camera with autofocus, and can record videos at 30 fps; a Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 1GHz, that guarantees fast and powerful performance. Other specs include: GPRS, EDGE, WLAN connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, GPS/ A-GPS, and microUSB.

Although this phone is non-expandable (as it runs on WP7.5), and has limited memory, users of this phone will have a free 7GB free online storage on SkyDrive which they can access whenever and wherever. Other Windows phone features that Lumia 510 will have include: Live Tiles (characteristic feature of WP), People Hub for social networking, as well as Microsoft Office Mobile apps and Internet Explorer 9. Nokia Maps, Drive and Transport were also included as well.

Lumia 510 will be available by November, first in China and India, followed by Asia and South America. Price starts at USD199, excluding taxes and operator subsidies.

By the way, here's the promotional video:

 

Seems Nokia is very serious in replacing Android with Windows Phone with this new feature-packed Lumia 510. What do you think?