Details have emerged about a yet-unannounced Windows Phone device named the Nokia Lumia 610, which looks set to be the cheapest Microsoft-powered handset to date.
These details come via TechRadar, who have heard that the Finns’ will launch the ‘aggressively priced’ Lumia 610 at Mobile World Congress in two week’s time. There’s no word on the phone’s exact pricing but it’s likely to be cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 710 – which can be grabbed for just £150 on Vodafone pay as you go.
So, why so cheap? Rumour has it, the Lumia 610 will run Microsoft’s yet-unannounced Windows Phone Tango operating system, which has reportedly been designed specifically for cheap devices. This also suggests that we can expect the phone to arrive touting mid-range specs, such as a low-res touchscreen and mediocre chipset.
Further speculation suggests that, although affordable, the Lumia 610 will also arrive touting an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 8GB of built-in storage, 3G and WiFi connectivity and all of the usual pre-loaded apps (Nokia Drive, Music).