If you want Windows Phone 8 but are scrabbling for cash, Nokia might have the answer. It just announced its new entry-level handset, the Lumia 620, at a show in Paris—and it's squarely targeted at the budget end of the market.
Filling the bottom end of Nokia's WinPho 8 range—just like its predecessor, the 610, did for Windows Phone 7—its specs are cheap and cheerful, as you'd expect. It offers up a 3.8-inch 800x480 pixel TFT screen, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. That screen, if you're wondering, saunters in at a rather pleasing 245 ppi—not too far off Apple's Retina displays. Elsewhere, there's the option of expandable storage with a microSD card, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. That's it: no LTE, no gazillion-core processors, nor the other bells and whistles we often bang on about.