Nokia Lumia 610 coming to the Irish market

7 Jun 2012

Billed as a smartphone that’s fun, powerful and reasonably priced, the Nokia Lumia 610 hits Irish stores this week.

The most affordable model from Nokia’s Lumia smartphone range, the 610 comes with a 3.7-inch display, a 5MP camera, 256MB RAM and 8GB memory.

Powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango software and an 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Lumia 610 is a brightly coloured, fast and user-friendly entry-level smartphone.

Nokia is targeting a younger audience with this device, labelling it the perfect first smartphone and an ideal introduction to the Windows Phone interface.

Focusing on social elements, PeopleHub keeps users in touch with friends, providing instant access to social networks and bringing all mobile, email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn contacts together in one place. Gamers can also enjoy access to the Xbox Live Hub.

The Lumia 610 comes preloaded with signature Nokia apps like Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Music, as well as Microsoft Office, with access to Word, PowerPoint and Excel. OneNote mobile can be used to capture notes, ideas, pictures and voice memos, and cloud storage from Microsoft’s SkyDrive syncs files and notes for access from any device.

Black and white models will be available from Vodafone, Meteor and O2 operators this week from €179.

Nokia Lumia 610

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.