Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

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The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited.

Spec wise it is predictably basic.

– Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz.
– Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.
– Main camera sensor: 5 MP.
– Display size: 4″.
– Display resolution: FWVGA (854 x 480).
– Bluetooth 4.0.
– RAM: 512 MB.
– Internal Memory: 4 GB.
– Expandable memory: MicroSD Maximum memory card size: 128 GB.

The Lumia 530 has a changeable shell which comes in a variety of colours including bright orange, bright green and dark grey, and will be available from the 4th September at EE, Vodafone, O2, Three, Phones 4u and Carphone Warehouse from £60.

At the same time they should be releasing the Coloud Bang speaker too. Which looks like a wired speaker that should compliment the Lumia well.
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Personally I’m thinking of picking one of these up to listen to music on or to use for fitness tracking. It would also be an ideal phone for a kid or somewhere in the developing world.