Last month we witnessed the launch of Nokia Lumia 610, the low-budget smartphone at the Mobile World Congress. It was made to target the Indian consumers where Nokia already has a huge consumer base and a strong brand following. It is now set to hit the Indian markets within the next two months.
Priced at about Rs.12,000/- it would be an ideal smartphone for the new smartphone-adopters and students as well. The next model in the Lumia series is the Lumia 710, which is priced at less than Rs.15,000/-. It too is ideally priced for the Indian consumers but Lumia 610 would be a great entry-level WP7 phone at its lower price-point.
The lower price also means that some features and power would be missing from the demanding mobile OS. Microsoft was very strict about hardware requirements for optimal performance of the WP7 OS, but Nokia has somehow managed to convince Microsoft to cut some slack in the requirements so as to make some low-priced products. The phone runs on an 800 MHz Snapdragon S1 processor which is buffered by 256 MB of RAM and provides 8 GB of inbuilt storage. The good thing however is that it supports WP7.5 Mango and will also support Tango, the next upgrade after Mango. It sports a 3.7-inch WVGA TFT display with 800×480 pixels on the screen. The battery supplies 1300mAh of power which should last for a day. It also has a 5-MP rear camera with LED Flash! Connectivity options on the phone are what any standard Nokia phone would provide, namely WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Stereo FM radio, microUSB 2.0 port, HSDPA @ 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA @ 5.6 Mbps. The phones will be available in three colours- cyan, magenta and black.
Considering the specs and the features this phone is a great option for those people who don’t want to empty their pockets for a standard smartphone with WP7. Other than Lumia 610, the other WP7 phones from Nokia available in India are Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900.