Nokia Lumia 510 caught on video, will reportedly cost $150

Earlier last month we first caught wind of the Nokia "Glory" Windows Phone device, which was said to be a successor to the low-end Nokia Lumia 610. More information has been revealed of the device, which we now believe will be called the Nokia Lumia 510, including pictures of the phone in the wild and a video briefly showing the phone in action.

Originating from GSMArena, the site has confirmed through their sources that the Lumia 510 will be packing a 4-inch display, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7277A chipset, 256 MB of RAM, just 4 GB of storage and a five-megapixel rear camera. Supposedly the dimensions of the phone are 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.51 mm with a total weight of 129g, and the phone will run Windows Phone 7.8 after an upgrade from WP7.5.

The video (below) doesn't show a great deal of the device, but it's definitely small and looks like a more polished version of the Lumia 610. What's interesting is that the device will allegedly cost just $150 initially (off-contract), making it an extremely cheap option for those in need of a smartphone - and the specs aren't too bad for the low price you're paying.

Via: WPCentral
Source: GSMArena | Images via The Verge

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Makes a good backup phone to keep stored away in case the main phone goes kaput. Let's not write this off so quickly.

Why would people buy this phone. I may be wrong but it only comes with Windows 7.8. Wont the lumia 710 get the 7.8 update too? The 710 has better specs and only costs £100 new!

Richard Cousins said,
Why would people buy this phone. I may be wrong but it only comes with Windows 7.8. Wont the lumia 710 get the 7.8 update too? The 710 has better specs and only costs £100 new!

I'd actually gift this phone to my mother, who is looking for a Smartphone solely for Whatsapp.

Richard Cousins said,
Why would people buy this phone. I may be wrong but it only comes with Windows 7.8. Wont the lumia 710 get the 7.8 update too? The 710 has better specs and only costs £100 new!

Not all people are worried about having the latest tech. For $150 off contract it's a pretty good deal. My girlfriend has a 610 and it works great. She's only missing Angry birds

oliver182 said,

Not all people are worried about having the latest tech. For $150 off contract it's a pretty good deal. My girlfriend has a 610 and it works great. She's only missing Angry birds

Im not hating on low spec phones. I think low spec WP7 phones are great and run smoothly. I got my girlfriend the 710 for £150 out of contract and she loves it. She can play angry birds and use Whatapp etc.

But thats my point the 710 is now £100 out of contract. So why buy a lower spec phone which means you cant run certain apps but pay more? To me that just doesn't make any sense and it has nothing to do with the specs being too low, its the fact there's a better WP for the same price.

EDIT: Come to think of it the 610 costs £10-20 more out of contract than the 710 in the UK. How does that make sense?

Richard Cousins said,
Why would people buy this phone. I may be wrong but it only comes with Windows 7.8. Wont the lumia 710 get the 7.8 update too? The 710 has better specs and only costs £100 new!

Care to tell where you can get this for £100?

metallithrax said,

Care to tell where you can get this for £100?

Car Phone Warehouse. Also, Tesco are selling the 800 for £130

Richard Cousins said,

Im not hating on low spec phones. I think low spec WP7 phones are great and run smoothly. I got my girlfriend the 710 for £150 out of contract and she loves it. She can play angry birds and use Whatapp etc.

But thats my point the 710 is now £100 out of contract. So why buy a lower spec phone which means you cant run certain apps but pay more? To me that just doesn't make any sense and it has nothing to do with the specs being too low, its the fact there's a better WP for the same price.

EDIT: Come to think of it the 610 costs £10-20 more out of contract than the 710 in the UK. How does that make sense?

£100 for the 710? That's more likely the price for the 610.

Where are you getting this prices? indeed, it makes no sense. Maybe it's some kind of sale 'cause the 710 last time I checked was $200 USD.

Edited by oliver182, Oct 3 2012, 9:46pm :

Mateus said,

Car Phone Warehouse. Also, Tesco are selling the 800 for £130

Well I just looked Nokia's website and the 710 it's £179.95 and the 610 £99.95. You are getting sale prices

metallithrax said,

I just looked, and the 710 is £179.95

May be wrong on the 710 but I did see it in a shop for £100. But saying that the HTC Radar which also has better specs is only £100 in Phones4U so it still makes me wonder why they made the 510, also from a glance the specs of the 510 are the same as the 610 and it doesn't come with WP8. I mean I could understand if it came with WP8 but when it doesn't it just seem like the exact same phone.

metallithrax said,

I just looked, and the 710 is £179.95

In store only at CPW the 710 is approx £100. Tesco as selling the 800 at £130 nationwide (locked to Tesco Mobile).

Mateus said,

In store only at CPW the 710 is approx £100. Tesco as selling the 800 at £130 nationwide (locked to Tesco Mobile).

OK, may have to pay them a visit sometime

Phones like this will help market penetration. Now if in the US we can get the carriers to remove bias from the sales people - it'll sell.

For example, I went in to look at a Lumia 900 about 6 months ago and the sales person was actively attempting to talk me out of buying any WP (they had an Android phone on their hip and was championing it). I was only looking because at the time I was still under contract and couldn't upgrade. Granted I'm more educated than the average consumer so I ignored everything they had to say, but the fact that the sales people are telling consumers that WP is a bad choice can and will influence many shoppers. Looking back, I should have reported them to ATT.

ahinson said,
Phones like this will help market penetration. Now if in the US we can get the carriers to remove bias from the sales people - it'll sell.

For example, I went in to look at a Lumia 900 about 6 months ago and the sales person was actively attempting to talk me out of buying any WP (they had an Android phone on their hip and was championing it). I was only looking because at the time I was still under contract and couldn't upgrade. Granted I'm more educated than the average consumer so I ignored everything they had to say, but the fact that the sales people are telling consumers that WP is a bad choice can and will influence many shoppers. Looking back, I should have reported them to ATT.

Yeah, thats right. Same with computers, if the salesman is an iNoob then he will practically force you to buy an iMac instead of some other PC because they are "too slow" or "full of viruses".

ingramator said,

Yeah, thats right. Same with computers, if the salesman is an iNoob then he will practically force you to buy an iMac instead of some other PC because they are "too slow" or "full of viruses".

LOL, this reminds me of when I was looking for a soho SAN system and the salesman tried to upsell a mac mini to me

javagreen said,

LOL, this reminds me of when I was looking for a soho SAN system and the salesman tried to upsell a mac mini to me

Because an Mac mini is a SAN? Lol, no! What an idiot.

ahinson said,
Because an Mac mini is a SAN? Lol, no! What an idiot.

Actually he was pushing it because it'll make a great HTPC device, which is true - but that's not what I was looking for.

Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

It looks like a bar of soap.

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

Jesus. You guys manage to find something to bitch about everything. It's quite amazing.

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

I quite like both looks, but it is interesting isn't it that the cheaper the phone, the more rounded the corners seem to be. At least in Nokia's case.

ahhell said,

Jesus. You guys manage to find something to bitch about everything. It's quite amazing.

Us guys? lol, what? We're part of some sort of group now?

And you know, there's a difference between bitching and opinion / criticism. Going by your logic, your comment is also bitching, so "us guys" would include you. Even more amazing

(rounded corners =/= everything)

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

Ergonomics.

Ricardo Dawkins said,

Ergonomics.

So ergonomics don't matter in phones that cost 5x as much as this and that have squared corners instead? (eg. Lumia 920)

mikeyx12 said,

So ergonomics don't matter in phones that cost 5x as much as this and that have squared corners instead? (eg. Lumia 920)


Lumia 920 is rounded (curved), too.

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

+1

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

So everyone in the room knows you're poor. Duh.

mikeyx12 said,
Why can't they make cheap phones without heavily rounded corners? They look stupid. There's no reason for them to not be nicely crafted like the higher-end models.

Production costs may be an issue. To make the chassis beautiful, better tooling would be required, thereby increasing the cost on a per unit basis?

javagreen said,

Production costs may be an issue. To make the chassis beautiful, better tooling would be required, thereby increasing the cost on a per unit basis?

I'm sure it's not going to cost them extra to make squared corners, which are currently in fashion. I don't expect them to be the same quality, or as seamless, but they could at least keep the design in line with their higher-end models.

Have a look at their phones... the cheaper they are, the more rounded they are. Unfortunately they aren't the only ones doing it either.

The only reason I can see them doing it for is to ensure that people with high-end models don't get mistaken for someone with a cheap phone. Because, you know, that's important. It's very sad.