Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia North American phone sales slashed in half in Q3

Nokia North American phone sales slashed in half in Q3

Sales of Nokia handsets in the North American market dived by 50-percent in Q3 2012 versus the previous quarter, the company has confirmed, with just 300,000 phones sold in the lucrative region. In fact, Nokia sales only increased in Q3 in two markets - up 10-percent in Europe and 5-percent in Asia-Pacific - with Greater China sales ditching 27-percent and Latin America down 9-percent, for a total decline of 1-percent in volumes compared to Q2 2012.

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Nokia Lumia 510 leaks for tight pockets

Nokia Lumia 510 leaks for tight pockets

Those of you wanting to get in on the Windows Phone game with Nokia's next-generation smartphone lineup but don't want to shell out the cash might be happy with what's been leaked today - a Nokia Lumia 510. I emphasize "might", especially since this device has been tipped as coming with Windows Phone 7.8, the version that was revealed with Windows Phone 8 with nearly - but not quite - the same features as the futuristic Microsoft mobile OS. This device has been spotted in a blurry photo and in hands-on video format.

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Nokia Maps updated with support for Groupon Now! deals

Nokia Maps updated with support for Groupon Now! deals

If you love Groupon deals and have a phone capable of running Nokia Maps, then boy does Nokia have the update for you. Today, Nokia's Pino Bonetti announced that Nokia Maps has been updated and now includes support for Groupon Now! deals. This means that you're never too far from the next great Groupon deal, as Groupon Now! allows you to purchase them and use them immediately. Pretty cool, no?

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Nokia Lumia 610 Review

Nokia Lumia 610 Review

The Lumia 610 is an interesting entry into the Windows Phone family. Microsoft lowered the barrier to entry with an update to the OS, dubbed Tango/Refresh, allowing handsets with lesser specifications into the fray. The Lumia 610 is the first shipping handset that takes advantage of the lower specs, coming with an 800Mhz processor and 256MB of RAM instead of the old 1Ghz and 512MB standard. As a result, Nokia is hoping that the reduced cost of the handset will capture the entry-level market, and we imagine Microsoft will be keeping a close eye on the situation too. Does the 610 hit the mark? Find out after the jump.

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Nokia Lumia 610 launches in UK

Nokia Lumia 610 launches in UK

Those of you looking for an affordable Windows Phone will be happy to know that the Nokia Lumia 610 is now official available in the UK. Noia say that the phone will be offered by O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, and Virgin Mobile, as well as through third-party retailers like the Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u. There are several colors to choose from too, with black, white, cyan, and magenta options, which hopefully won't clash with your snazzy red pants.

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1.6% of apps incompatible with Nokia Lumia 610

1.6% of apps incompatible with Nokia Lumia 610

Over the past few days we’ve heard more information about limitations that 256MB of RAM brings to the Windows Phone platform, with various reports coming in of the apps that won’t run on the Nokia Lumia 610. All About Windows Phone has taken a closer look at the numbers with regards to such apps, noting that while Microsoft has said that around 5% of apps are incompatible with 256MB devices, the actual number is closer to 1.6%.

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Nokia Lumia 610 restricted from more Windows Phone apps

Nokia Lumia 610 restricted from more Windows Phone apps

The Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 have made some waves across Europe and the United States, but one area that the Finnish smartphone manufacturer is keen to attack is the low-end of the market. Microsoft opened up Windows Phone to devices with lower specifications, prompting phones like the Lumia 610 with an 800Mhz processor and only 256MB of RAM to play with. Looks like Skype isn’t the only app having problems with the meagre amount of memory.

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Nokia pulls Skype for Lumia 610

Nokia pulls Skype for Lumia 610

Microsoft’s latest update to Windows Phone, Tango, allowed phones running lower hardware specifications to run on the platform. The Nokia Lumia 610 is one such phone, but is the strategy backfiring already? Nokia has told users has told users that the Skype experience on the Lumia 610 isn’t up to par, and in the future the app won’t be available for download from the Windows Marketplace for that particular model.

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Nokia Lumia 610 NFC prematurely revealed

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC prematurely revealed

Nokia has inadvertently revealed what could be the first NFC-enabled Windows Phone, prematurely releasing a video of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. Confirming the new model to be a minor change from the already announced Lumia 610the clip - since set to private but not before The Next Web could grab some details - also indicated that carrier Orange would be among the networks offering the phone.

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