TechPinas has just received confirmation from Nokia Philippines that Nokia Lumia 610, the most affordable handset in the company's 2012 Lumia Windows Phone line, will be available nationwide by the end of April 2012 - that's this month. This officially makes the Philippines the very first country in the world to get this new smartphone.

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According to Nokia, Nokia Lumia 610 - with its distinctive profile, finely beveled metallic edges, and youthful color options, namely, White, Magenta, Cyan, and Black - is built to convey both aspiration and quality.

The handset serves as a perfect introduction to Windows Phone for a younger audience. As a true WP release, Nokia Lumia 610 provides instant access to Facebook and Twitter and brings all messaging and social networking accounts and contacts into one place, making it easier to stay in touch with friends and colleagues. Browsing the Web is also more convenient with Internet Explorer 9 (In fact, Nokia is currently challenging all Android and iPhone users to a browsing speed competition) and users can now choose from thousands upon thousands of applications and games in the Windows Phone Marketplace to further personalize his or her mobile experience. Nokia Lumia 610 even comes with free useful extras like Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps that only the Finnish company can provide.

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Nokia Lumia 610 comes with a 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and an HD 720p video recorder! Not bad for a budget Windows Phone handset, eh?!

Again, the ultra-cute Nokia Lumia 610 will hit store shelves in the Philippines within a few days so watch out for it and make sure you check it out ahead of your friends. You can get it via select Nokia stores and retail outlets across the archipelago for only Php 10,980. I know, that's already super-affordable for a Windows Phone with fine technical specifications;

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 610
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Lower Midrange (Borderline Entry-Level)
Dimensions119 x 62 x 12 mm, 77.6 cc
Weight 131.5 grams
Available Colors Black with metal lining and swappable Back Covers in Cyan, White, Black and Magenta
Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Display 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 800 MHz Single Core
RAM/ROM 256MB RAM
Camera 5 MegaPixels, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video Capture 720p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Internal Storage 8 GB, non-expandable
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Battery Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BP-3L)
Uptime Standby of up to 580 hours on 2G and up to 530 hours on 3G, Talk time of up to 6 hours 30 minutes on 2G and up to 7 hours 30 minutes on 3G, Music playback of up to 35 hours
Value-Added Features Affordable WP Handset, growing number of apps and games in Windows Phone Marketplace, Youthful Design
Announcement Globally: February 2012
Availability Philippines: April 2012
Price Official SRP: Php 10,980