What if there was a smartphone that was only $200? You may see a far number of phones for that price today, but those are all subsidized by the carrier which is why you are signing that 2 year contract. I’m talking about $200 outright, before any help from the carrier. That means free, or better than free on a 2 year contract. Well, Nokia has just announced a very affordable Lumia 510 smartphone.
The Lumia 510 offers a 4 inch (800×480) touch screen, 256BM of RAM with 4GB internal storage. The camera is 5 megapixels with auto-focus with VGA video recording at 30fps. Powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor, the device weights in at 129 grams, and measures at 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5 mm. Of course, all the standards when it comes to connectivity – Bluetooth, GRPS/Edge/HSDPA, and MicroUSB. There’s nothing over the top in terms of specs on these devices, but that’s what helps to keep the cost down. And it wouldn’t be a Lumia if it didn’t have some awesome colors to pick from – White, Red, Black, Cyan, and Yellow.
The device will be available starting in November in China, India, South America, and Asia. As far as affordable phones go, Nokia has a really solid device here. The only limitation is that the device has a small amount of RAM, which means some apps like Skype, will not run on it. But as an entry level, affordable phone, I think Nokia has a solid offering.
(Source = Conversations By Nokia)