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Nokia Lumia 601 Windows Phone Smartphone Leaked?

After the Nokia Lumia 900 pictured in an official video and the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 last month at Nokia World in London, what looks like a picture of the Windows powered Nokia 601 handset has emerged on Pocketnow (opens in new tab).

Nothing is known about the rumoured smartphone except that it appears to have an eight megapixel camera with flash and a fairly unexceptional design, plus the fact that it runs Windows Phone Mango.

The rest is mere speculation; it could run a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset (clocked at 1GHz), have 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the usual mix of features found on a normal Windows phone handset.

Then again, it could well be a fake given the Lumia 601 is expected to be a notch below the Nokia 710, which happens to have a five megapixel camera. If Nokia wants to expand its user base though, it will have to compete on pricing and on volume.

This means that cheaper, rather than more expensive, Windows Phone handsets can be expected in the near future. Given that the Lumia 800 can be had from less than £24 on a two year contract, one can only envisage how low Nokia might go.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.