Microsoft has already started sending invites to the tech media world for a special event on October 29 in order to officially release the Windows Phone 8 OS.
Since the announcement of the latest incarnation of the Windows Phone platform, there is much anticipation among the tech enthusiasts regarding the next generation smartphones that will run on the OS and also about its new features.
In the meantime, Lumia 610 – the cheapest Windows Phone based handset, which was unveiled in February during the Mobile World Congress 2012 and released in India in July has managed to appear in the news as Nokia has rolled out a firmware update for the same.
Speaking of update, don't get confused thinking that it is the Windows Phone 7.8 update that will be rolled out to the existing Windows Phone 7 based handsets. This new update will deliver improved system performance, camera performance and usability.
The update will be rolled out to different countries at different times, owners of Lumia 610 will have to look out for a notification message on their smartphones for the availability of the software update, which can be installed using the Microsoft Zune software.
Speaking about the basic specifications, the Lumia 610 sports a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has a 5 MP camera, 8 GB internal storage and 256 MB RAM. The handset runs on Windows Phone 7.5 OS and is equipped with an 800MHz ARM Cortex A5 processor and a 1,300 mAh BP-3L battery offering 9.5 hours talk time and 720 hours standby.
Priced at Rs 12,999, the handset is pre-loaded with Nokia apps like Music, Maps and Drive. It comes in four different color options like Cyan, Magenta, Black and White.