If you’re thinking of trying out something new apart from the good old iOS and Android, then Windows Phone is your best choice. Nokia made the move to bring the platform once step closer to the masses by indulging into the ‘affordable’ marketplace.
The Nokia Lumia 510 was first shown about two months ago and it was running Windows Phone 7.5 Tango by then. This time, it turned out that it will now be sporting the newer Windows Phone 7.8 directly. However, since it is only powered by an 800MHz processor and a measly 256MB of RAM, don’t expect a really smooth experience with this one despite the fact that Windows Phone OS can run smoothly on low specced device.
Since it will run on Windows Phone 7.8, it will now be able to resize the homescreen tiles, will come with 20 accent colors, and improved contact sharing among others.
UPDATE: Since the Nokia Lumia 510 was launched in the Philippines earlier, the first batch might still be on Windows 7.5 Tango. For those who’re waiting, the update will probably come early next year.
If you’re wondering whether the Nokia Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800, and Lumia 900 will be updated, yes – but not to Windows Phone 8. Instead, the 7.8 update will head over to these devices early next year as the builds are now on their final tests.
Moving on, if you haven’t seen the specs sheet of the Nokia Lumia 510, check it out below.
Nokia Lumia 510 Specs
- Windows Phone 7.8
- 4-inch Display with 480×800 pixel resolution, 233 ppi pixel density, 65k colors
- 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 256MB RAM
- 4GB internal memory, not expandable
- 5-megapixel camera, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus
- VGA video recording at 30fps
- 3G / HSDPA up to 7.2MBps
- Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor
- Dimensions: 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5 mm
- Weight: 129 grams
- Li-Ion 1300 mAh
- Colors: White, Black, Cyan, Yellow, Red
Do you think Nokia Lumia 510 is the right entry-level smartphone for you? You’re in luck! The Nokia Lumia 510‘s price in the Philippines is only Php 7,290! Its not bad considering the $249 (around Php10,000) price tag of the Nokia Lumia 620 – the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device yet. That’s as cheap as a Windows Phone device can get! Go get your Nokia Lumia 510 on select Wellcom and Nokia outlets nationwide!