Nokia’s cheap Lumia 505 makes its way to Colombia, Chile, and Peru. Not exclusive to Mexico after all
That, you must agree, seemed quite odd. Why would Nokia develop a new smartphone for just one carrier in one country?
Well, it didn’t. The Lumia 505 is headed to other countries as well – Colombia, Chile, and Peru for starters. It makes sense that, being the cheap low-end device it is, the 505 would make its way to ‘emerging’ nations and not ‘developed’ ones.
Claro will be the carrier to sell the Nokia Lumia 505 in the three new countries it will be offered in. When exactly this will happen is unknown at this point, but we see no reason for things to be dragged on for more than a few weeks.
The Nokia Lumia 505 runs Windows Phone 7.8 and comes with a 3.7-inch 480×800 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, an 800 MHz single-core processor, 256 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage space, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,300 mAh battery. It doesn’t have a front-facing camera or a microSD card slot.
With specs like these, the Lumia 505 clearly won’t be for everybody. But perhaps first-time smartphone buyers will find it at least a bit more appealing than a feature phone and won’t be frustrated by the low storage space or low RAM.