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Nokia has officially unveiled the Lumia 510, a budget Windows Phone handset unlikely to excite enthusiasts of the latest tech. With us Westerners distracted by incoming Windows Phone 8 kit, the Finnish firm today set its sights on flooding the developing market with more of yesterday's tech. And after the company pulled the …

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Aren't ALL Lumias and Windows Phone low-end?

All the ones I have seen so far are....

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Re: Aren't ALL Lumias and Windows Phone low-end?

Low end is subjective. So long as the user doesn't have to spend time waiting for things to happen, or watching UI animations stutter and/or fail, the actual hardware specification is irrelevant to most people.

Just because certain OS's require X cores and Y gig of RAM to run smoothly does not mean that other platforms are the same.

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Lucky them

A gimped mango phone just in time for platform obsolescence.

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$199??

This must be some usage of the phrases "budget", "low-end", and "developing world" that I'm unfamiliar with. At that price point, it's hardly going to compete with the sub-$100 Android devices that dominate the smartphone market in the developing countries I visit in Asia and Africa.

Worse, not only do many of the Android phones have better tech specs than the Lumia 510, but they actually properly support non-Latin languages; the last Lumia WinPho I played with had such terrible support for Chinese, for instance, that I eventually just gave up trying to use it.

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Re: $199??

Odd, I paid £90 for a Lumia 710. a couple of months ago. Works fine

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Re: $199??

That's because someone wanted rid of it desperately.

I have one too, I paid £30, and it indeed works just fine. It stops my living room door slamming shut when the patio doors are open.

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Your Lumia 710 works fine?

In Chinese, you mean?

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You pad £30 for a doorstop?

Next time you need one I'll sell you one for £29.99. That way we both win!

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