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Nokia Lumia 510 set for November launch

Nokia has announced that it is adding another smartphone to its Lumia range, with the new Nokia Lumia 510 set to be the most affordable device in the line-up to date.

The Lumia 510 is set to make its debut in India and China next month, and although pricing details have yet to be confirmed rumours have pointed to a price tag of $199. Here’s what we can expect from the model.

Nokia Lumia 510 specs and features

The Lumia 510 will run on Windows Phone 7.5, with no news as yet about a possible upgrade to the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 OS, and is powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor with 256MB RAM.

Internal memory stands at 4GB, and though this might not seem ample enough for some, users also get 7GB of free online storage with Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

The smartphone sports a 4-inch screen WVGA TFT touch screen with 800×480 resolution, and has one rear facing 5MP camera, as well as a 1300mAh battery.

Nokia Lumia 510: Is Windows Phone the future?

According to Jo Harlow, EVP of Nokia Smart Devices, the Nokia Lumia 510 will demonstrate the superiority of Windows over other platforms. He said:

“People who use Windows Phone quickly realize how much more intuitive it is than other smartphone platforms, and Nokia Lumia is the best embodiment of the Windows Phone experience. With the Nokia Lumia 510 we’re looking forward to welcoming more people into the Windows Phone experience.”

Recent research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech echoed this view by revealing that Windows Phone is gaining ground on RIM in Europe.

Although RIM still edges ahead in the “big five” EU countries – the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and France – its 6.4% share of the market has almost halved from 12.2% a year ago. In comparison, Windows Phone now has a 5% share, up one point from a year ago.

With HTC also revealing that it plans to ‘go big’ on Windows Phone, we can expect to see a lot more of Microsoft’s mobile OS.

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