New smartphone expected to go on sale next month

Nokia introduces entry-level Windows Phone Lumia 510

Nokia has today revealed its most affordable Windows Phone, running on version 7.5 of Microsoft’s mobile OS.

With Windows Phone 8 hogging the headlines, why has Nokia chosen to release a new smartphone running an older platform? Well, Nokia wouldn’t of been able to give the Lumia 510 its $199 price tag if it has included the minimum specs for Windows Phone 8, and a lower price point is something the company has been heavily focusing on.

"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.

"People who use Windows Phone quickly realise how much more intuitive it is than other smartphone platforms, and Nokia Lumia is the best embodiment of the Windows Phone experience. With the Nokia Lumia 510 we’re looking forward to welcoming more people into the Windows Phone experience."

Product specs include a 4-inch 800×480 capacitive touch screen, Snapdragon S1 processor, 5MP camera, 256MB of RAM, 4GB mass memory, and 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.

Sales of the Lumia 510 are planned for November 2012. So far, Nokia has confirmed that the smartphone will be available in India, China, other Asia-Pacific countries and South America.

It is expected that it won’t be too long until a UK release is announced, and going buy Nokia’s estimated price tag, it should cost around £125.

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