It’s official: Nokia Lumia 510 announced, coming in November for USD199

By LiveSide | In Mobile | Posted October 23, 2012 8 comments

NokiaNews about the Nokia Lumia 510, codenamed “Glory”, first appeared back in September, and shortly after images and videos of the device had leaked to the internet. Only a few days ago, Nokia India teased an imminent announcement of the device, and indeed the device was officially launched by Nokia today, dubbed the “most affordable Lumia yet”.

Nokia Lumia 510

The device will come in five different colors – red, yellow, cyan, white and black – just like the high-end Nokia Lumia 920. However, targeting the low-end market, the device comes with a 4-inch TFT WVGA display, 256MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 5 megapixel camera, and comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.5 (which we presume will be updatable to WP7.8). You can check out a video of the device below:

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The device is said to launch in November in India, China, South America and Asia, and will cost approximately USD$199 outright (before any taxes or subsidies).

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 2:49 am
  • nimatra

    Is not 610 less expensive?

  • nimatra

    Is not 610 less expensive?

  • Chad

    This would’ve been perfect if it had a micro-sd card slot. I highly doubt many in India will use the skydrive storage offered with this phone considering how expensive internet is over there. Which reminds me, will Windows Phone 7.8 support micro-sd cards? This is a must for any smartphone of today IMO. Without it, it makes dumbphones look smart.

    • damaster

      We don’t know about any features for Windows Phone 7.8 yet. But given this device is actually launching with Windows Phone 7.5 initially (which doesn’t support hot-swapping microSD cards – remember the Samsung Focus?), I don’t think they’ll be able to put a microSD card slot for this device..

      • Chad

        Yeah, the initial implementation of memory cards on Windows Phone was a disaster! I’m glad they’ve finally got it right with Windows Phone 8. However, older devices using 7.x still inherit the past problems they’ve addressed with Windows Phone 8.

        They need to port this feature and a few other features. If they dont, device manufacturers will continue to make low-end phones that would’ve been perfect but missed a feature or two that would’ve been considered a deal-breakers.

        This can be done by pretty much having an os that’s like Windows Phone 8 without NFC, multi-core support and the windows 8 core but still retaining key features like the micro-sd card slot. I know they’re trying to do something like this with WP7.8, but it should’ve been done sooner rather than later.

  • Chad

    This would’ve been perfect if it had a micro-sd card slot. I highly doubt many in India will use the skydrive storage offered with this phone considering how expensive internet is over there. Which reminds me, will Windows Phone 7.8 support micro-sd cards? This is a must for any smartphone of today IMO. Without it, it makes dumbphones look smart.

    • Damaster – LiveSide.net

      We don’t know about any features for Windows Phone 7.8 yet. But given this device is actually launching with Windows Phone 7.5 initially (which doesn’t support hot-swapping microSD cards – remember the Samsung Focus?), I don’t think they’ll be able to put a microSD card slot for this device..

      • Chad

        Yeah, the initial implementation of memory cards on Windows Phone was a disaster! I’m glad they’ve finally got it right with Windows Phone 8. However, older devices using 7.x still inherit the past problems they’ve addressed with Windows Phone 8.

        They need to port this feature and a few other features. If they dont, device manufacturers will continue to make low-end phones that would’ve been perfect but missed a feature or two that would’ve been considered a deal-breakers.

        This can be done by pretty much having an os that’s like Windows Phone 8 without NFC, multi-core support and the windows 8 core but still retaining key features like the micro-sd card slot. I know they’re trying to do something like this with WP7.8, but it should’ve been done sooner rather than later.