Just when those budget friendly android phones were heavily dominating the smartphone market, Nokia Corporation will now start their counter-attack with the upcoming release of this cheapest inclusion in the Nokia Lumia Series that will sport the newest Windows phone 7.5 Tango. Since last year, the sales of android phones grew to approximately 300% based on some sources and it even competed head to head in Nokia’s soon to be abandoned Symbian OS. Symbian was once the king of smartphone operating system but since android and iOs’ rapid advancement in their own respective systems, Symbian got burned away in the crossfire.  The tie-up of Nokia and Microsoft was probably meant to create a breeze again in the mobile market and fight out its heavyweight competitors.

Nokia’s newest addition to its Windows phone series devices, the Nokia Lumia 610, a cheaper alternative for those who cannot afford Nokia’s mid-range and flagship level phones.  Nokia Lumia 610 will soon start  to roll out to the world market and cater people who wants a change in their system environment.  Since it is  from Microsoft, the new and improved Windows phone (formerly known as Windows Mobile) operating system  will surely bring in a fresh experience to its users who recently came from an android phone or an iPhone with its innovative and . Mixing up with this topnotch software is the high quality hardware provided by Nokia so this phone definitely has the guts to rock  and compete in today’s standards.
[important]UPDATE: Nokia Lumia 610 is now available in the Philippines for only P10,980![/important]

Here are the specifications of Nokia Lumia 610:

  • 3.7 inches Corning Gorilla Glass 480×800 pixels screen resolution 16M colors
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Tango
  • 800mHz Single core Snapdragon processor
  • 256Mb RAM
  • 8Gb internal memory (no memory card slot)
  • 5MP camera with Auto-focus and LED Flash  2592х1944 pixels
  • Video recording 720p 30fps
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-FI hotspot capability (new feature)
  • 3G, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Li-Ion 1300mAh battery

For Windows lovers, this phone can actually be considered as a treat from Nokia giving the mass the chance to take hold of the highly anticipated Windows phone 7.5 Tango operating system without needing to spend too much for a new phone. The price range would most probably be around 180 euros (P10500-P11000).  It is a little higher than the usual price range of budget android phones and this is because Nokia will pay Microsoft royalty fees as opposed to the free and open source Android Platform. However, this is just an estimate and the actual price may be higher or lower than the said amount.

This device will be released around the world in the 2nd Quarter of 2012.  So you should also keep your eyes sharp if you want a Windows phone and get this great phone because this can make a potential hit and could possible bring Nokia back in its fighting form.

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