The Windows powered Nokia Lumia 610 smartphone is now available to customers in the United Kingdom. The phone officially dropped on Wednesday and while power users will likely steer clear the entry-level smartphone offers a nice “starter” phone for potential but wary smartphone buyers.
The Nokia Lumia 610 offers Windows Phone 7.5 compatibility with just 256MB of RAM. The entry-level smartphone also offers built-in features that includes Wi-Fi tethering and flip-to-silence features. The device ships with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and Nokia Transport alongside Nokia Mix Radio which provides free music streaming.
The phone is powered by an 800MHz CPU which controls a 3.7-inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels of resolution.
Microsoft has also brought out its big guns with Microsoft Office support for Word, PowerPoint and Excel alongside Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage system.
Buyers can pick up the phone from various carriers in the UK including Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Three, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u while the Orange-bound version also offers on-board NFC capabilities.
Thanks to the “entry-level” tag given to the device it can be picked up for the super low price of just £15 (about $23) on contract with no money down.
While I would not personally jump on the chance to purchase this phone as my main cellular device I can see the benefits for first time smartphone buyers, someone looking to test out a Windows Phone or anyone looking for a backup device for long days and travel.
Do you plan on buying the Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Phone?