The Nokia Lumia 610 will hit retail in the first week of June, ending what seems a ruinous wait for the long-promised budget-priced Windows Phone smartphones from the House of Espoo.
The latest, compact addition to the burgeoning Lumia range will be free from £15 per month, with O2 and Virgin Media on board from launch. For that kind of outlay, you’re getting a 3.7-inch screen, a five megapixel snapper with autofocus and LED flash and an 800MHz processor.
Natch, you'll also get the newest 7.5 edition of the Windows Phone operating system, augmented with services exclusive to Nokia smarties. Perhaps the pick of which are Nokia Drive, which means the handset doubles as a fully functional, de facto sat-nav, and the free-to-use music radio service Nokia Music.
With its eminently affordable price point, the Lumia 610 is the first handset that really makes good on Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s pledge to open up Windows Phone to a wider market with a slew of lower cost models.
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