Philippines gets first dibs on the Nokia Lumia 610
Showing some love to the Philippines, Nokia is bringing the Lumia 610 to the country well ahead of other Asian countries.
The Lumia 610 is Nokia’s entry-level Windows Phone-based smartphone which started rolling out first in Asian countries. The Philippines will have it in the last week of April while other countries such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam will get it in the following weeks.
Last night we saw the Nokia Lumia 610 at Smart’s launch party. This phone has a modest 3.7-inch WVGA TFT LCD and is powered by an 800MHz single-core Snapdragon S1 processor. It has an 8GB built-in storage with no expansion slot in sight. Rounding up the list of features is a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, Internet Explorer 9 and a 1300mAh battery. It measures 119mm x 62mm x 12mm and weighs just 131.5 grams.
With a price tag of just Php10,999 (our prediction was correct), the Nokia Lumia 610 is now the most affordable WP7-based smartphone and Nokia is aiming this phone to students with its built-in Microsoft Office app, Internet Explorer 9, and the rest of the well-known Nokia apps such as Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Music.