Windows Phone 7 Tango adds support for devices with 256 MB of RAM. Will I encounter any major problems if I purchase a device such as the Nokia Lumia 610?
Here are the main limitations:
- You will not be able to install some applications. A very large list can be found here.
- You cannot manage podcast subscriptions or watch video podcasts on your phone.
- Automatic uploading of photos to SkyDrive will not work.
- Some video codecs will not work: VC1 Advanced profile (a common WMV format), MPEG-4 Pt 2 Advanced-Simple profile, and MPEG-4 Pt 2 (for 512-MB devices). I think this more has to do with the CPU than RAM.
- Local Scout will not be available.
- Background agents (generic: Resource-intensive tasks and Periodic tasks) are not supported.
- Applications available for fast application switching will be killed more frequently .