Lumia 610 Windows Phone heading to Clove UK for £180

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Clove has published an article on their blog detailing the news of the Lumia 610 heading their way. The UK retailer expects to stock and ship the Windows Phone for just £180. The low-end device sports 8GB internal memory, a 3.7 inch display, 5 megapixel camera, and the Nokia Collection of OEM apps including Maps, Drive, Transport, Music and more.

Don't be fooled by the specifications, or the pricing, as the Lumia 610 is a speedy little handset that packs a punch. The Lumia 610 is available at Clove in both cyan and black versions, with first stock expected by late May. Note that this version doesn't appear to sport NFC, which is set to launch on Orange later this year.

Source: Clove UK; thanks Richard for the heads up!



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jamiefinney says:

needs to be cheaper, a better speced gen 1 htc trophy is available for only £189.99 on amazon.co.uk

DaSchnee says:

I don't get it either... I can get better 512mb RAM devices for less money
I got my Dell Venue Pro for 150€ in january

senbobaggins says:

Yeah, ridiculous pricing for a device with such low specs.

Tahiti Bob says:

Totally agree, although be ready for some stupid "who cares about specs" comments.

DigTheNoise says:

I'd buy two of these right now if they were available in the US on our carrier (Tmo). They would do what my users need them to do and they look better than any phone in this price range.

Who cares about specs?! It's shiny and new.

DaSchnee says:

I start to care about specs when fast app switching and other features don't work properly on a device

Tahiti Bob says:

You can get a 710 on PAYG for £140 by the way.

Lumia 710 is £170 SIM-free, who in their right mind would pay £10 more for significantly less?

freakyphiz says:

710 sim free is £130 in Carphone warehouse, 610 pricing an spec a joke.

Ok we all know the first Gen phones are cheaper but not wen they came out

BalaszNL says:

Here in the netherlands it is €169 with vodaphone prepaid.

mrolympia74 says:

I'm just curious. How is windows phone doing in the Netherlands? Do you see people buying them? What about people using them? Do you run into people with a windows phone in the wild?

BalaszNL says:

Windows phone begins to grow a little in the Netherlands but I'm almost never see someone with a windows phone, but I think the Lumia 900 will be popular. The Nokia lumia 800 is the most popular phone right now.
Sorry for bad english

raghu.vaidya says:

Why to spend 180pounds when one can get Nokia 710 for 129.95pounds on carphonewarehouse.co.uk. And if you go for upgrade, you get it for 119.95 pounds. I got 710 for 129.95, which I believe is an excellent deal.

invertme says:

The price will drop soon - the intro price is never the "real" price. This will eventually be the least expensive Lumia phone.

Sy7ygy says:

Part expect this is UK mobile vendours ripping people off.. Rip-off britain?

thegooner says:

Initial pricing for the Lumia 710 was also far higher than the £130 or so it is available for now. Could we see the first £100 Windows Phone?

kharma45 says:

Already seen it, Orange are doing the HTC Radar for £99.95 in-store subject to stock availability.
Unlock codes on eBay for >£2, absolute bargain.

PG2G says:

For comparison, HTC just announced the Desire C which is their first low end ICS phone. It is £169.99 PAYG and has only a 600 Mhz processor and 4 gig of memory (though it does have 512 meg of RAM). So the pricing here does seem to be inline with the competition.

lippidp says:

Nokia's stock is now below $3 per share.  This is the lowest it's been since October 1996.  How low can it go?

Zero. But, I am buying.

lippidp says:

Me, too, but when?  I almost bought at $5 and am now glad I didn't.

issieman says:

That's why I will continue to say The Tango OS wasn't necessary.