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UPDATE: Nokia Lumia 510 with Windows Phone 7.8 coming to the UK – Nokia confirms; Phones 4u proof found

Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia will be shipping the low cost Windows Phone 7.5 run Lumia 510 in the UK, after initially denying it would not be available.

Omio - Nokia Lumia 510The Nokia Lumia 510 was announced in October 2012, before the Windows Phone 8 budget Lumia 620 was unveiled.

That is the entry-level device that replaces the Lumia 610, where the 510 now sits beneath that model and is thought to be updateable to Windows Phone 7.8.

It has a 4-inch 800 x 480 TFT screen, driven by a single core 800MHz Snapdragon S1 processor, with 256MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and with a 5-megapixel camera.

When we contacted Nokia on the day of its announcement, we were told: “We have no plans to launch the Lumia 510 in the UK”.

With a later statement of – “It’s intended for markets such as China, India and South America, no plan to stock here in the UK.”

Phones 4u has now listed the Lumia 510 on its Coming Soon page – here.

Omio has been in touch with Nokia, which has stated – “Following many requests from consumers we are currently considering ranging the Lumia 510 here in the UK.”

UPDATE:

Phones 4u has now removed the Nokia Lumia 510 from its Coming Soon page.

UPDATE 2:

Nokia has been in touch with us this morning, with the following statement that confirms the Lumia 510 will be arriving in the UK.

[We] can confirm that we will now be ranging the 510 here in the UK. As yet, we haven’t announced who will be ranging it

We have also managed to obtain proof of Phones 4u listing the device, thanks to Google cache – see below.

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Rob Kerr