Philippines, being a Nokia-crazy country, will be the first to get the cheapest Windows Phone yet – the Nokia Lumia 610. Sales launching will be in the last week of April and the handset will reach China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam in May. The rest of the markets in the region will have it in June.
Nokia Lumia 610 and the rest of the Lumia line were launched last night by its leading distributor here in the country – Smart Communications. This WP 7 handset is framed with 3.7-inch display and is powered by 800 MHz Snapdragon S1 processor. The built-in 5MP shooter is equipped with autofocus feature with LED flash. The rest of the specs can be found here.
Its specs is somewhat impressive or way better for an entry-level phone. However, the price of approximately Php 10,999 is higher compared to other entry-level players. Some of the notable apps that a Windows Phone can offer is the Microsoft Word and other MS Office signature products. Having in mind the potential of the Windows Phone platform in the market, the launching of this handset may spark the dominance of Nokia in the Philippines’ smartphone business.