If you have been reading my post for the past month or so you know that I am in love with Nokia 610.(cyan version pictured above in particular) It is one of the best looking phones Nokia has put out recently.
With it being an “affordable” phone running Tango I am always looking for more information on what this means as far as useability as a Windows Phone,did a great piece on just this subject and here are the highlights.
Q: What other limitations does Tango have on 256MB devices besides background tasks?
A: We don’t have a local scout but 95% of apps will work on the Lumia 610, 5% will require some rework or need to be screened off Marketplace.
Q: Is the WP7.5 on the Lumia 610 a light version of the WP7.5 on the Lumia 800? The specs of these two phones seem to indicate a different OS (600Mhz vs. 1400Mhz and 256Mo RAM vs. 512Mo RAM).
A: It’s 800mhz on the Lumia 610, it’s the same version but the 610 will have the new capabilities on the WP 7.5 platform, the 800 will be updated through Zune to have the same, new extensions permit lower HW spec.
Q: Does the 610 have a removable battery?
A: It most certainly does!
Here comes the big one for me can I get it here in the USA?
Q: Considering its low price point, will the 610 be available alongside the 900 in key markets, or is it being targeted for other regions were perhaps the Lumia 900 might be out of reach for a lot of users?
A: We will not restrict the Lumia 610 being available in markets alongside the 900 or vice-versa as long as there is demand for both.
Q: Are you guys going to update (software) for the Lumia 610 as frequently as the Lumia high end variants?
A: We plan to make updates available for any Lumia product where there is sufficient value to doing so. Exact frequency will depend on the needs, which will either be product specific improvements or new platform features delivered in MSFT WP 7.5 software update.
There were a couple more Q+A’s I left out but the whole post can.
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