Call it low-end but don't call it cheap. That's how we feel about the Nokia Lumia 610 which in our opinion is a buttery smooth and elegant little number (see our hands on), despite being a bit neutered to keep costs down.
One area though Nokia is not skimping on is the use of Corning's Gorilla Glass which according to the device specs is on board. Sure, it may not have ClearBlack screen technology (it's a straight TFT instead) but that Gorilla Glass is a good thing to keep some light scratches away as you throw this in your pants or purse. Some other notable specs:
- Quad band: GSM 1800, 1900, 850, 900; data 1900, 2100, 850, 900
- HSPA - But no "+" on board so it's limited to 7.2Mbps
- 2 Microphones
- No compass
- Talk time: 10.5 hours
- 120g/4.2 ounces
- 1300mAh battery
Not a bad little number and we think Nokia can do well with this phone, especially in those emerging markets. The build quality on this device is better than most mid-range offerings available today, which says something about Nokia and their ability.
Source: Developer Nokia
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