Nokia has taken the wraps off an entry-level Windows Phone. The Lumia 510 is intended for first-time smartphone buyers, especially in emerging markets.
This model will sell for about $200 without a subsidy from a wireless carrier. To hit that price point, other smartphones require a heafty subsidy, as they actually cost around $600. "With the Nokia Lumia 510 we continue to meet our commitment to bring Windows Phone to new, lower price points," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices.
The device is going to run Windows Phone 7.5 on a single-core Snapdragon S1 processor with 256MB of RAM. It will have 4GB of built-in storage. To make up for its lack of a memory card slot, it will come with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The Lumia 510 will include a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel (WVGA) TFT touchscreen, a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 1300 mAh battery.
Nokia says that it will introduce this entery-level smartphone next month, starting with India and China, and followed closely by other Asia-Pacific countries and South America.