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Nokia Lumia 510 becomes cheapest Windows Phone handset at £70

Tesco has cut the price of the Lumia 510, possibly as a way to clear out stocks of Windows Phone 7.5/7.8 ahead of the arrival of the new entry-level Windows Phone smartphone from Nokia, the Lumia 520.

The Lumia 510 got an update to Windows Phone 7.8 and remains a capable device especially under £100. This particular model is on sale for £70 and is locked to Tesco Mobile (it should run on O2 and Giff Gaff though).

Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip, 256MB of RAM, a 4in display with a 800 x 480 display, 4GB onboard storage without a microSD card slot, up to 500 minutes talk time thanks to a 1,300mAh battery (and up to 38 hours music play), a 5-megapixel rear camera (but no front facing one), a FM radio, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a microUSB port.

The phone comes in at just under 130g and is less than 12mm thick. It also sports Nokia’s exclusive apps like Nokia Drive, Nokia Mix Radio and Nokia Music.

You can read our review of the Nokia Lumia 510 Windows Phone 8 here. Note that you can get the Lumia 520 (which runs on Windows Phone 8), for £110 with a £10 top up voucher.

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