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?

  • The Lumia 610 is entry level, so really only for people switching over from a feature phone to a smartphone. My parents were still using the Samsung E250 after 5 years, despite the phones barely functioning anymore, so I convinced them to get the 610 as a starting point. Nice phone, but the aforementioned 256MB RAM is not going to let you do much more than the basics. I've noticed WhatsApp takes quite a while to start up. – Cindy Jayakumar Sep 5 '12 at 5:34

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 .
| improve this answer | |
  • Please feel free to edit and add to this answer. – row1 May 30 '12 at 2:26
  • Photosynth wont work in Nokia 610 too. Bad. – Vitor Canova May 30 '12 at 10:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.