Nokia have announced the Nokia Lumia 510, which is an entry-level Windows smartphone that runs on version 7.5 of Microsoft's operating system. The reason Nokia have chosen the older platform is that the minimum specification for Windows Phone 8 is too high for an affordable smartphone to be viable.
The Nokia Lumia 510 has a 4 inch touch-screen which runs at a resolution of 800*480 pixels, while it's powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor (800Mhz). The 510 has 256MB of RAM and comes with 4GB of on-board memory , while you also get 7GB of free Skydrive cloud-based storage.
A 5 mega-pixel camera is also featured on the Lumia 510 which is more than adequate for snapping photos to upload to your favourite social network. The smartphone comes in a variety of vibrant colours with red, yellow, cyan, white and black all available at launch.
Nokia have an excellent range of apps available on the Windows platform and the Lumia 510 will come pre-loaded with Nokia Maps, Nokia Transport and Nokia Drive. While the "Camera Extras" feature offers exclusive digital lens functionality.
So far Nokia have only confirmed that the smartphone will be available in India, China, other Asia-Pacific countries and South America. However, we don't see any reason why it shouldn't launch over here where it should be priced around £125.
3G hope to review the Nokia Lumia 510 as soon as Nokia confirm it'll be coming to the UK.
By Simon Thomas on 23rd October, 2012