updated 10:50 am EDT, Wed May 30, 2012
Lumia 610 arrives at UK retailers and carriers, priced at £15 per month
Nokia launched the Lumia 610 smartphone in the UK on Wednesday. As the company's entry-level Windows Phone-powered device, it has just 256MB of RAM and is relegated to Windows Phone 7.5. Major UK carriers and retailers including Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Three, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u will sell the phone starting at just £15 (about $23) per month on a contract, with no money down.
Buyers will get a choice of white, cyan, magenta and black exterior colors. Built-in features include Wi-Fi tethering and flip-to-silence. The phone also ships with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Music. Nokia Mix Radio also allows for free music streaming.
There is also Microsoft Office for accessing Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents. Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service is also bundled with the phone.
The Orange-bound version of the handset will have an NFC radio onboard as well. Other major specs include an 800MHz CPU and a 3.7-inch touchscreen with 480x800 resolution.