Nokia Lumia 610, announced at MWC 2012, is a low cost Lumia phone based on the Windows Phone platform. Nokia Lumia 610 runs an enhanced Windows Phone OS that has been fine-tuned by Microsoft to make it run smoothly on lower processor power and memory, hence offering a smooth experience that the Windows Phone is known for on cheaper hardware with exceptional battery life.
Windows Phone OS on cheaper hardware
Nokia Lumia 610 features a new software release from Microsoft that optimises Windows Phone 7.5 OS to support lower memory and processor requirements, while still delivering the same great experience that Windows Phone OS is known for. This new update will enable Windows Phone to be available on cheaper smartphones, something that Nokia needs to retain dominance in emerging markets.
Nokia Lumia 610 features an 800MHz processor with 256MB RAM. Although the processor and memory capacity is low, Nokia claims that the new Windows Phone software update will enable the phone run smoothly. Bloggers and journalists at the MWC 2012 who had a hands-on of the Nokia Lumia 610 claims it is pretty smooth.
Nokia Lumia 610 features Microsoft Office Applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note as well as exclusive Nokia Apps like Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, and Nokia Transport. Bing Maps and Internet Explorer are also pre-loaded.
A great Display & Camera
Nokia Lumia 610 may be low cost, but the display is actually good. It features a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (WVGA). There is an anti-scratch resistant glass on top. With a high pixel density of 252 ppi, Lumia 610 will offer a brilliant view. However, it lacks Clearback
Nokia Lumia 610, like the Nokia Lumia 710, comes with a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording feature. The camera comes with auto-focus, an LED flash for shooting in locations with poor lighting, face Recognition, red eye reduction, geo-tagging, and so on.
Network, Data, Internet browsing
Nokia Lumia 610 features quadband GSM and quadband WCDMA (3G). It supports high-speed data on HSDPA/HSUPA/UMTS (up to 7.2 Mbps downloads). Outside 3G coverage the Nokia Lumia 610 supports GSM with data services on GPRS and EDGE. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n for connecting over WLAN networks, Bluetooth 3.0, and USB 2.0.
Pricing and availability
Features and specs of Nokia Lumia 610
- Windows Phone 7.5 OS (Mango)
- 7227A Snapdragon S1 800MHz Processor
- Separate graphics processor
- 256MB RAM
- Storage: 8GB internal Storage, plus SkyDrive Storage (Cloud)
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Office Apps: (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, One Note)
- Digital compass, Accelerometer
- Colours: black, white, cyan, magenta.
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) tri-bands (850/900/1900/2100MHz)
- Voice command/dial
- Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin integration
- GPS Navigation with A-GPS with Nokia Drive, Bing Maps, Nokia Transport, Nokia Maps
- email/push email/IM
- Music player Zune Music (MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB)
- Video player Zune Video (HD, Mpeg4, WMA, 3GP)
- WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
- Stereo FM Radio
- USB Charging
- Photo/Video editor
- Internet Explorer 9
- Battery capacity: 1300mAh
- Standby: 720 hours (3G)
- Talktime: 9.5 hours (3G)
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