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Nokia Lumia 510 handset appears online

Nokia is expected to launch a new Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 510, one which is likely to replace the Lumia 610 at the lowest end of the Lumia range.

According to GSMArena, the device comes with a 4in display, possibly with a 800 x 480 resolution, 4GB internal memory and 256MB of RAM which rules out Windows Phone 8 and almost certainly means that Windows Phone 7.8 will run on it.

Expect the Lumia 510 to cost around £150 and to launch in China first possibly in early 2013 with Mobile World Congress being the likely event. A picture published by the mobile website shows a rather elegant handset with the same rounded design as the Lumia 610 plus dedicated Windows button.

(opens in new tab)Nokia launched the Lumia range last year and has in total six handsets in its portfolio aimed at every segment of the market and costing as little as £100. The Lumia 800 is actually the best value Windows Phone smartphone on the market at £150 at O2.

It will receive Windows Phone 7.8 and the fact that it has ample storage capacity (16GB), a zippy 1.4GHz system-on-chip and front facing camera means that it should be a viable candidate for anyone looking for an entry level handset.

Source: GSMArena (opens in new tab)

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.