The smartphone might arrive in the US in the following weeks
The cheapest Lumia series smartphone is about to make its debut in the United States. Nokia Lumia 610 has yet to be confirmed in North America by the Finnish company.However, it looks like the Windows Phone device has just been spotted at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) by the folks over at Engadget.
There’s no telling if the phone will be available in the United States through official channels, but the FCC documents indicate that the smartphone received approval for GSM 850 / 1900 radios, which makes it compatible with AT&T’s network.
Even if the Lumia 610 won’t be launched through any US-based carriers, there’s a chance that owners will be able to use it with AT&T.
Nokia officially confirmed that Lumia 610 would be available in Q2 2012 for a suggested retail price 250 US dollars (189 Euro) outright. The phone might be offered for free on select plans via different carriers in the United States.
Given the fact that this is the most affordable Windows Phone device launched by Nokia, customers should not expect any impressive technical specs, on the contrary.
The Lumia 610 is equipped with an 800 MHz single-core processor and packs 8GB of internal memory and only 256 MB of RAM. Obviously, there’s no microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Furthermore, the smartphone sports a decent 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 800 pixels) that features Corning Gorilla Glass coating. There’s also a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording.
Currently, Nokia is already selling the Lumia 710 in the United States through T-Mobile. In addition, the company is close to releasing the Lumia 900 via AT&T. That would make the Lumia 610 the third Nokia smartphone to be released in the United States through various major carriers.