Nokia Lumia 610 Gets Official

As expected, the Nokia Lumia 610 was announced earlier today at Mobile World Congress. Destined to hit a younger, cash-strapped audience, the Lumia 610 is being pitched as the affordable Windows Phone. It will come in a host of colors including white, cyan, magenta and black.

As for the release, that won’t be for a few months. The Nokia Lumia 610 requires Windows Phone Tango update, with availability sometime in the April timeframe. The update also includes network and language support for China, a huge market.

Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia Lumia 610 Specs

  • Screen size: 3.7” LCD display
  • HSDPA CAT 7, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA CAT 6, 5.76 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • Resolution: WVGA 800 x 480 pixels
  • 16 Million colours
  • Capacitive touch screen with pinch zoom
  • Size: 119 x 62 x 12 mm
  • Weight (with battery): 131.5 g
  • Volume: 77.6 cc
  • Internal memory: 8 GB
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Skydrive storage available
  • Talk time (maximum):
  • GSM up to 6.5 h
  • WCDMA up to 7.5 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
  • GSM up to 580 h
  • WCDMA up to 530 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): 7 h
  • Music playback time (maximum): 35 h

No US carriers were mentioned in the announcement. AT&T is prepping for the higher end Nokia Lumia 900, so perhaps this will flank the the lower end of the market. T-Mobile is another possibility.

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