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Nokia to launch affordable Lumia 510 smartphone

Nokia answers the public cry for a more affordable smartphone with the Lumia 510, an entry-level smartphone that packs a punch while taking it easy on your wallet.

The mobile phone industry has been under considerable pressure to make smartphones more affordable and accessible to the public; with the Lumia 510, Nokia answers the call with an impressive entry-level device that does pretty much everything you want it to. Priced at just $199 the Nokia Lumia 510 won't put you in debt or break your bank account.  It features a 4'' 480×800 TFT display, a single core Snapdragon processor, 256 MB of RAM, a 5.0 megapixel camera, 4GB internal memory with 7GB of additonal Skydrive cloud storage.

"With the Nokia Lumia 510 we continue to meet our commitment to bring Windows Phone to new, lower price points," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices.

The Nokia Lumia 510 is an entry-level smartphone, meaning that it will have certain restrictions, one of them being no option for external storage. Still, Nokia's affordable option runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system and is a great fit for anyone who's currently on a budget. Nokia has also provided its own exclusive apps and services to the Lumia 510 including Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps.

The Nokia Lumia 510 will be available in five vibrant colors–red, yellow, cyan, white and black–and has an estimated retail price of about $199 (excluding taxes and fees). Nokia has planned to start selling the Lumia 510 in November 2012 starting with India and China followed by South America and Asia-Pacific nations.

Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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