The biggest complaint we have seen about the Nokia Lumia 610 is not the 256 MB RAM, but the price, with some locations charging as much as â‚¬ 249.99, often more than the more capable Nokia Lumia 710.
It seems, as I have long suspected, that Nokia launches devices at high prices merely to create an impression of value, just to rapidly drop the cost of the handset soon after.
Vodafone Netherlands is offering the Nokia Lumia 610 for only â‚¬ 169.99 on Pay as You Go, a much more reasonable cost for the low-end Windows Phone, which sets it up against luminaries such as the Samsung Galaxy Gio White which runs Android 2.2 with a 800 Mhz processor and 3.2 inch screen for â‚¬ 119.99 Euro, or on the â€œhigh endâ€ the half-VGA HTC Wildfire S White, also with a 3.2 inch screen and the very modern Android 2.3.3.
The page gives a very good idea of what Nokia is aiming at with the Nokia Lumia 610, which we tend to compare with other mid-range Windows Phones, while, with the right promotion, it could very well be king of the low-end.
See the competition here.
Thanks Andrea for the tip.