Nokia launches affordable Lumia 610 for ?189

After announcing its Gigantor of a camera phone, Nokia has gone to the other end of the spectrum with the Lumia 610, the fourth and lowest-priced Windows Phone yet.


Nokia is targetting the younger, cash-strapped generation with social networking the main focus of the Windows Phone handset, which comes in white, black, magenta and cyan like its flagship Lumia 800.


We haven’t heard the exact specs yet, but suffice to say it runs with less memory and a lower clock speed than the Lumia 800 and 710, already two phones that were allowed to bypass the strict hardware requirements Microsoft put in place for its Windows Phone software.


Still running on WP7.5, the Lumia 610 takes advantage of a software release from Microsoft that optimises its platform to support lower processor and memory specs.


It will come with all the Nokia-Windows special features including Nokia Drive, Maps, Transport and Music, as well as the new Nokia Reading, an ebooks app with reading and buying capabilities for books, magazines and audio books.


The Nokia Lumia 610 will ship in Q2 at around 189. 


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