Summary: The Nokia Lumia 610 isn't going to appeal to anyone who wants or needs a high-end smartphone, it simply lacks the speed and the guts to compete against the likes of the iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S3.
Summary: After having moved on from most of their own Symbian and Meego mobile operating systems, Nokia has since gone all-in with the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform, and launched their line of Lumia phones sporting the Microsoft mobile OS.
Pros: Lightning-fast performance, Low power consumption, Twin Frozr IV cooling
Excerpt: Microsoft’s original plan was for Windows Phone to run on superb high-end hardware. Then came along the romance with Nokia, a manufacturer known for making devices available to every price bracket possible.
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 610 is the fourth Windows Phone smartphone to arrive in the UK, following the Lumia 800 , Lumia 710 and more recently the Nokia Lumia 900 . The previous trio shared dual-core processors, but had differing designs, storage and screen technology.
Pros: Intuitive user interface, Range of colours, Nokia Drive and Mix radio, Great battery performance
Cons: No expandable storage, Limited memory can't run some apps, Overpriced at launch, Poor camera
Excerpt: We know the Nokia Lumia 610 is one of the more affordable Windows Phone handsets in the market today, but is it really worth? Well, it is. And it isn’t. Confused? Read on as I explain. Well, it’s cheap. Don’t get me wrong, I mean that in a good way.
Pros: Surprisingly durable, Nokia Drive is a heaven sent, Reasonably priced
Cons: 256MB RAM limits the apps you can download, Not upgradeable to Windows Phone 8
Conclusion: It’s hard to imagine any serious adult plunking down the money for this phone as a primary mobile device for them self. But it’s easy to see parents doing so in order to provide their children with a smartphone.
Conclusion: Making Windows Phone more accessible was one of the goals Nokia set out to achieve when the deal with Microsoft was sealed. Well, it took the Finns only five months after the release of their first Microsoft-powered smartphones, to come up with the Lumia 610, which is ready to challenge the Windows...
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Quad-band 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support, 3.7" 65K-color LCD capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution, 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, VGA video @30fps, Windows Phone 7.5 OS (Refresh), 800MHz ARM Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, 256M...
Cons: Some apps are incompatible due to low RAM, No Flash or Silverlight support in browser, No USB mass storage (Zune-only file management and sync), No video calls and no front-facing camera, No memory card slot, microSIM card slot, No native DivX/XviD support, videos have to be Zune-transcoded, No H...
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 610 has both its strengths and weaknesses. On one hand, you should be able to get one for about $250, as long as you do some digging around, which makes it a decent entry-level offering.
Pros: Affordable Windows Phone, Free offline GPS navigation
Cons: Performance issues are common, Some apps do not run
Excerpt: Microsoft and Nokia's work on Windows Phone Tango devices, to lower device specification requirements, has led to the Lumia 610, a low-end handset primarily designed for emerging markets like China.
Pros: Low cost, Great battery life, Good design
Cons: Poor display, Lack of third party apps, 256MB of RAM restrictions, No 720p video recording
Summary: Under the broad strategic partnership with Microsoft , Nokia is expected to drive the future of the Windows Phone platform through its expertise in hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.