Rumor: Nokia to release cheap Lumia 610 smartphone?

With the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain due to begin in less than two weeks, more and more Internet rumors and leaks are popping up claiming to reveal what various companies will be showing off for the first time at the event. The latest rumor claims that Nokia will reveal a number of new devices at the show.

According to PocketNow.com, which uses unnamed sources, it claims that Nokia will reveal the Lumia 610, a cheap version of the Windows Phone-based Lumia family, at WMC. Hardware details of this rumored smartphone were not mentioned. However, Nokia executives have already said the company plans to release Windows Phone-based devices for all price points. So far, the cheapest Lumia smartphone has been the Lumia 710, which T-Mobile is selling in the US for $49.99 with a two year contract.

The article also claims that Nokia will reveal more about a global launch for its Lumia 900 smartphone at WMC. The Lumia 900, which is due for release in the US in March, has already been confirmed for a UK launch at some point. The same article also claims Nokia will reveal the Nokia 808 PureView, a touch screen-based version of the N8 smartphone. Finally, the article claims Nokia will announce smartphones with the names Asha 302, Asha 203, and Asha 202. As with the Lumia 610, hardware details were not revealed.

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