The Nokia Lumia 610 is a 3.7-inch smartphone running the Windows Phone operating system. It is the entry-level model in the Nokia Lumia range comes with a slightly slower processor and just 256MB of RAM but as a first-time smartphone it does everything you’ll need. Here we check out the Top 10 free Nokia Lumia 610 apps for Windows Phone.
Nokia adds a host of differentiation to the Nokia Lumia 610 by installing everything you need, from Nokia Music, Nokia Maps to Nokia Drive, helping you get on with your life a lot easier. However, there are also apps that are exclusive to the Nokia Collection, which you’ll need to download and install.
With this in mind, we thought we’d start our Nokia Lumia 610 rundown with a few free Nokia apps we fell every user should be using:
Nokia Reading: With this free app you no longer need to carry a book around with you and you can safely resign that kindle to the closet. With an online store with the latest books, as well as a library of essentials for free, this app turns your Nokia Lumia 610 into a mobile library of classics and modern books alike!
Creative Studio: The camera on the Nokia Lumia 610 is a 5-megapixel snapper, perfect for taking fun photos. Creative Studio helps you take those images to the next level. Whether you’re applying funky filters that transform the look and mood of your pics, or every day stuff like cropping and correcting the colours or brightness, Creative Studio gives you the tools for the job. There’s even a handy Panorama mode for super-wide shots.
Nokia Transport: If you’re a city dweller then Nokia Transport is one of the most important apps you could own. It helps you get around the city using public transport, pulling in timetables and calculating the time you’ll need to walk between stations and on to your destination. It makes a very complex process with lots of variables easy to negotiate, which is surely at the heart of any good app!
It’s not just Nokia making apps for your Nokia Lumia 610, there is a world of app development going on and with over 100,000 apps now on offer on the Marketplace choosing what you need when you need it has never been easier.
Flickr: In Flickr, budding photographers have a tool that lets them store their photos in the cloud and view them at any time from their Nokia Lumia 610. They also have an app that lets you upload directly from the Lumia’s camera, and one that lets you view and comment upon the work of others.
Sports Tracker: This app is like a personal trainer on your Nokia Lumia 610 and a piece of hi-tech gym equipment rolled into one with no monthly gym membership to pay! Track your exercise routine, gain advice from friends and analyse your stats to see where improvements have been made.
Spotify: Nokia Lumia phones already have a host of music skills at their disposal, but if it’s a little more variety you’re after you can try the Spotify app. It’s one of the best music apps you can buy, also letting you access your music collection offline with a subscription.
SoundHound: This has to be the best third-party music recognition app out there, allowing you to identify original music or a singing search with the touch of a button. We like how simple it is to use, while the social media tools baked in allow you to see what others are searching for too!
SkyDrive: Cloud storage is all the rage across all of the major smartphone platforms, but SkyDrive for Windows Phone is one of the best. Using this app you can upload photos, documents and more from your Lumia. You can also manage, share and edit them as you would be able to on a computer.
Cool Tools: Cool Tools packs in a few neat little tools missing from your phone, including a handy stopwatch, timer, unit converter and a flashlight in one app. Think of it as the Swiss army knife of the Windows Phone Marketplace.
LinkedIn: Allowing you access to one of the world’s fastest growing social networks for business users. Read the latest industry news, keep up-to-date with your groups, explore jobs you might be interested in, and share content with your network from anywhere.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp is one of the most popular Instant Messaging apps around. It lets you send messages quickly and easily to your friends in an instant, almost no matter the smartphone they own. It’s easy to set up and register. Simply enter your friends number to add them as a contact, and get chatting over Wi-Fi or 3G.
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