The cheapest and less-featured Windows Phone device launched by Nokia, Lumia 610 is about to make its debut in Canada through Koodo Mobile.
The regional carrier exclusively announced via Facebook that Nokia Lumia 610 will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 6.
“FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE: We’re launching the Nokia Lumia 610 this Friday! It’s sleek, it’s fast and it offers one touch access to all of your social networks
Although Koodo Mobile does not mention any details on the phone’s pricing options, the folks over at MobileSyrup
claim that Nokia Lumia 610
will go on sale for $175 CAD outright.
The no-term price is specified in an internal document that has been recently leaked online. More information on subsidized prices will probably surface within the next few days.
The Lumia 610 may seem a worthy bargain for those who want to try out Microsoft’s Windows Phone
platform, but this comes with a price.
Given the low hardware configuration, Nokia Lumia 610 cannot run all apps developed to work with Windows Phone operating system, including Skype and Angry Birds.
Even though some developers promised they would release new versions of their applications, especially optimized to run on the Lumia 610, some will simply not be supported due to low amount of memory.
In this regard, it appears that Nokia decided to put only 256MB of RAM inside Lumia 610, which is the main reason why some apps do not run smoothly.
Furthermore, the smartphone is equipped with an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 200 graphics-processing unit.
There are only 8GB of storage inside, which can be further expanded via SkyDrive up to 7GB, but this is given in the form of free cloud storage.
Nokia Lumia 610 sports a more than decent 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and only 65k colors. There’s also a 5-megapixel rear camera, which features autofocus and LED flash.