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Nokia Confirms Lumia 610 Will Arrive in Asia During Final Week of April

Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia has confirmed today that its most affordable Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 610, will make its debut in Asia later this month. It will touch down in the Philippines first during the final week of April, bringing with it the Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Tango’ operating system.

The Lumia 610 is the first low-memory Windows Phone device featuring just 256MB of RAM. That’s coupled with an 800MHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, a 3.7-inch LCD display, and a 5-megapixel camera. Like classic Nokia devices, the Lumia 610 also offer¬†interchangeable¬†facias that allow you to customize its color scheme as you wish.

The device will, according to Jo Harlow, Nokia’s Head of Devices, bring Windows Phone to a new generation of smartphone users:

“The Nokia Lumia 610 will introduce Windows Phone to a new generation of smartphone users, offering something very different to the monochromatic smartphones filling shelves today. PeopleHub, Nokia services and quality apps – coupled with a fast and friendly interface – will make for a great smartphone experience at a great price.”

Other Asian markets, including China, Honk Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam will get the budget handset in the weeks that follow. And “other regions” will also get the device this quarter, with an NFC-capable model heading to Orange in the U.K. during the third quarter.

Are you looking forward to the Nokia Lumia 610?

[via The Verge]

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