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Nokia Lumia 610 Now Available On £10.17/pm Contracts

The Nolia Lumia 610 smartphone is already available for purchase at a number of online retailers and can be had from as little as £10.17 per month from; that's a total cost of ownership of around £244, not bad given that the phone, by itself costs around £180 (Check my article which looks at what I really think about the Lumia 610. Nokia won't like it).

The deal available on O2 (that's the O2 50 Internet Basics) comes with 50 minutes, unlimited texts, priority moments and 100MB data allowance. The deal costs £13.50 per month but you do get a straight £80 automatic cash back, which equates to around six months free line rental.

Arguably, you will be purchasing this package to get the phone on a reasonably priced contract which will assume either than you're content with the low bundle deal or you have or are planning to use it with an existing contract.

Either way, we're still not keen about the smartphone itself given the amount of discounts and/or the value of gifts being currently linked with the Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900.

The Lumia 610 only comes with 256MB RAM and a 800MHz processor which makes it unusable on Skype and unlikely to get any upgrade to Apollo. In comparison, the 710, 800 and 900 have a minimum of a 1.4GHz processor with 512MB RAM which makes a transition to Windows Phone 8 very likely and are not more expensive.

Source : BuyMobilephones

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