Layman’s Take on Nokia Lumia 610–A premium budget phone

Like it might be the case with any of the debuting OS, there been some missing pieces in the Windows Phone OS and still there are some, yet if there are any OS, which are always fluid on whatever device you try up on, then those are Windows Phone and iOS. There was a reason for this.

The reason was both set of the devices were available only a premium price point means capable hardware. Not only with Apple iPhone (talking of current ones), but with Windows Phone as well, either it be Lumia 800 or Lumia 710 or Omnia W, we always had 1GHz Processor, 512MB RAM at minimum because these were part of minimum specs from Microsoft.

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So, it was really getting interesting when unlike Apple, Microsoft/Nokia decided to push for the even lower price point, the sub 200$ bracket, which was totally occupied by junk Android Touchscreen devices with smaller screens and pathetic experience as time passes by with them.

Nokia Lumia 610: the first budget Windows Phone courtesy Nokia and Microsoft which exploits the lowered required minimum specs from Microsoft (I can only remember ZTE Orbit as the other 256Mb RAM WP device). Let’s proceed to see if it compromises the otherwise fabulous experience with Windows Phone like Android does with it low end devices.

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Layman’s Take on Nokia Pureview 808–You miss a lot without it

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After Nokia N8, there wasn’t any Symbian handset that would have been waited for this much in market and blogosphere as Nokia Pureview 808. After two short encounters with the same in one workshop first and then in Launch event, the legendary device finally decided to pay a short visit of 7 days to Layman’s Take itself. So, without wasting any time, let’s move further to know about the device.

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Just when it was becoming a fashion to bash Symbian on every next handset and no one was thinking that some big biased blogs would get lined up in front of Nokia ever again to get a preview for a Symbian handset, then there came a day, when Nokia 808 PureView announced itself with a bang at this year’s Mobile World Congress at Barcelona.

Trust me, it was a sight to watch the reactions of crowd and reading reactions on twitter. People like me who were online that time and were following the announcements, could still remember those goose bumps when they heard the words “41 Megapixels”. Instant reactions were like “WHAT THE FUCK”, “HOLY SHITTT”…

In an instant, all those announcements of first set of Quad Core Android handsets were looking so irrelevant and each & everyone was looking to know more and more about Nokia Pureview 808 only and why not? This was the best ever Mobile Camera that ever happened to planet earth and even when the best second was its own sibling Nokia N8, it doesn’t seem to allow anyone to come even close to the legacy that it will own for next coming years.

When I took it for review, till then a lot been said and shown about its camera, so I was to look over other aspects as well and was to review a Smartphone rather than a camera phone. Let’s see how it went …

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