Nokia Lumia 510 launched

The Nokia Lumia 510 has been launched as the latest and most affordable addition to Nokia’s Windows Phone range.

Nokia today announced that the Nokia Lumia 510 would be available from November in emerging markets throughout South America and Asia as well as India and China. It will cost $199.

As for the Nokia Lumia 510 handset itself, it’ll feature a 800MHz Snapdragon S1 CPU, 256MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera. This places it in similar territory to the Nokia Lumia 610.

On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 510 has a bigger 4-inch 800 x 480 display and only half the internal storage at 4GB. It’s reasonably compact at 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.7mm, and weighs a reasonable 129 grams. Admittedly that’s not going to put the iPhone 5 to shame, but then that’s clearly not the market the Nokia Lumia 510 is competing in.

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As you might expect given its relatively modest specs, the Nokia Lumia 510 won’t be running on Windows Phone 8. That major OS revision will be launching on October 29, followed shortly by Nokia’s initial Windows Phone 8 offerings the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.

Rather, the Nokia Lumia 510 will run on Windows Phone 7.5, placing it in the same company as the aforementioned Nokia Lumia 610 as well as the Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 710.

Windows Phone 7.5 users won’t be able to to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it’s released – it’s a far more advanced OS built with multiple processor cores and high definition displays in mind. However, there will be a Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade that will bring many of the UI improvements over from the newer operating system.

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