The Lumia 610 Launches In India, Comes With 1 Year Subscription To Nokia Music & Mix Radio

The big news from the Nokia India ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ event that happened today morning is that the Lumia 610 will finally go on sale in India for a ‘best buy’ price of Rs. 12,999. While this is the official Nokia price, I expect the Lumia 610 to retail for slightly less in the market. The 610 is Nokia’s first budget Windows Phone that packs a 3.7” LCD with a 800 x 480 resolution, an 800 Mhz processor, 256 MB of RAM, a 1300 mAh battery, support for 7.2 MBPS HSDPA, a 5 Megapixel Camera and will come in Cyan, Black, White and Magenta.

At close to the 12,000 INR price point it is a very compelling product, as most similarly priced Android devices come with poor processors and even worse 480×320 or 320×240 screens. Infact, its biggest competition comes from the Lumia 710, that is a speedier Windows Phone that retails for about 1.5-2,000 INR more. I have spent some time with the device at its MWC launch, and here are my initial impressions.

The only drawback of the Lumia 610 is that because of being slightly lower spec’d some applications do not run on the device. All of Nokia’s core apps like Maps, Music and the camera extras work just fine though. The Lumia 710 has none of those limitations, but if you’re forced to stick to a budget, the 610 is a very good looking phone.

5 thoughts on “The Lumia 610 Launches In India, Comes With 1 Year Subscription To Nokia Music & Mix Radio”

  1. When are they gonna launch Lumia 900 in India? I have asked quite few times on company’s facebook page. Response I got includes a large period. I thought you being a close follower might have a better squeeze to the answer. Eagerly awaiting for your reply.

  2. From what I am told the Lumia 900 is still on course to launch in India. Q3 is the official word, but I suspect we’ll only see it by the end of July or early August.

  3. Hi Vaibhav,
    Thanks for the early and apt response. Dont you think, the company is diminishing its market for Lumia 900 the closer we get to September, where we might hear about official Windows 8 launch. For an high end phone, it might not feel that good to own one, when you know its outdated. Someone should definitely convey the same to the company. What’cha say on the matter?

  4. its no longer the world, where ppl are not aware of technologies before it hits the market. Look at the current scenario, where company is having tough time selling off its 800 stock, where they are ready to take it back, if customer doesnt like it. I assume the company still believes in exploiting the developing market to sell outdated tech, in spite of several claims where they promised to release the devices within 3-4 months of its launch. I guess for lumia 900 its been more than 6 months.

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