This phone is so much like Nokia itself ... dead .
"Samsung's WP7 offer, the Omnia W, comes with a Super AMOLED screen, a better chipset, which allows it to deliver the full WP7.8 experience, but no lifetime navigation."
I dont see the validity of navigation, noone in the target group of this phone care about that, the Omnia is a vastly superior phone, but none of them comes near Xperia U, no other budget phone offers that quality and beauty, its probably the best buy ever relative to the competition, only the price is budget, the specs are not. Cost less than single core Cortex A5 phones while performance is much closer to Galaxy S2. You would have to own a lot of paid WP7 apps to justify buying a WP7.8 phone over the XU. Hurry and buy one before its discontinued, soon it goes the way of Xperia Mini and will be very hard to find.
Why bother i know Android sells loads of phones on the fact
that it is using an old operatin system but Windows phones are only 2 refreshes in. They should be know need in making 7.8 phones just make cheaper wp8 phones
Awesome phone in budget.
A little hanging problem while playing games. But overall good features and excellent social hub
Cheap and best phone in the world
AnonD-45523, 23 Jan 2013"Some apps incompatible due to low RAM (Can't run Skype, no HD video" A slap on t... moreYes for daily running Windows phone doesn't but yes apps do require RAM and 95% of the apps work with 256 MB ram. SKYPE and Angry Birds developers are working for a version which is light to be worked on 256 MB ram.
Needs zune. Instant fail like all WP device.
Good phone to ppl who need a fluid phone with good social integration and gps. No storage is a fail but if you dont use your phone for play music (ipod or mp3) you dont need more space. With autoupload photos with skydrive is good and no HD videos = no much space for videos.
"Some apps incompatible due to low RAM (Can't run Skype, no HD video"
A slap on the faces of all those windows 7 users who say windows mobile OS doesn't require more RAM
poor poor nokia...
I'm a Nokia fan, glad to see a review for L510, but, know what? I think it's not worth such a long review.
Nokia used to produce friendly phones for people but now with Microsoft trying to compete with Apple there phones are becoming more stricted,having to Zune is totally a Wrong idea,an no Bluetooth sending an recieving,is not a good idea to attract buyers so loads with Invest in a Android phone than a Windows,Cheers Mr Elop for getting the name of Nokia not so good now with Consumers,Symbian made the name of Nokia popular but now so Unpopular with Windows
Bluetooth file share, ringtone maker,counters, contact transfer, contact share, camera extras are all nokia exclusive features. Without them, how come samsung omnia w would offer full windows phone 7.8 experience? You need to clear that nokia's exclusive features are great value addition and miss in other brand's windows phones.otherwise it would mislead buyers of other other windows phone as they might expect all this in their phone or 7.8 update.
Also latest version of nokia drive offers planning of routes between shorter, faster, economical and many other options like tunnels etc. All options appear on a slider above start button before starting navigation. And this new version (not quite new now) of nokia drive is also compatible with 510. It may not be preinstalled but you need to make sure that you are reviewing latest things and stating all the facts otherwise you just loose credibility.
Does WP support additional languages as 7.5? Latvian, is the on I'am inrested.