Nokia delivers Lumia 510 for emerging markets

Dubbed the "most affordable" Lumia to date, the Nokia Lumia 510 will cost about $199 and will be available in India, China, South America and Asia.

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The Nokia Lumia 510 designed for emerging markets. Nokia

Nokia has launched the Lumia 510 smartphone, the cheapest Windows Phone-powered smartphone from the Finnish phone giant.

Designed for emerging markets, such as India, China, South America and Asia, the entry level smartphone bridges the gap between the Nokia Asha and the top-end Lumia devices currently on sale.

Sporting a 4-inch display with a 800x480 resolution, the latest Lumia weighs only 129 grams. The device itself is powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor with 256MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. It also includes a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, GPRS/EDGE connectivity designed for developing cellular networks, along with 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity. It also runs the legacy Windows Phone 7.5 platform, and the battery life will keep the smartphone powered for between 27 and 30 days on standby.

Arriving in five colors -- red, yellow, cyan, white and black -- the Lumia 510 costs the equivalent of $199 before local taxes and operator subsidies when it launches in the mentioned markets in November.

First reported on in July by CNET Asia, the new smartphone was dubbed then the "cheapest Windows Phone 7.5 device" designed to compete directly with Android devices.