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 …
Aren't ALL Lumias and Windows Phone low-end?
All the ones I have seen so far are....
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.
A gimped mango phone just in time for platform obsolescence.
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.
Odd, I paid £90 for a Lumia 710. a couple of months ago. Works fine
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.
Your Lumia 710 works fine?
In Chinese, you mean?
You pad £30 for a doorstop?
Next time you need one I'll sell you one for £29.99. That way we both win!