If high price is keeping you from finally switching to a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone, then Nokia Lumia 510 could well be the phone to make it happen for you.

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With SRP of only $199 or around Php 8,230 pesos with current conversion, Nokia Lumia 510 is the most affordable handset in the Finnish company's current line-up of smartphones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Having such low price tag makes it an ideal device for young and budget-conscious consumers who want to experience the smooth and gorgeous WP user interface and enjoy all services like Maps and Navigation that only Nokia can provide.

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Sure, Nokia Lumia 510 lacks the stellar specifications of its far more expensive siblings but does it have a few things - aside from the low price point - that would make it irresistible to consumers. For one, it's cute; The design, I think, is very youthful and is quite sleek. College students and yuppies, I believe, will find it totally attractive. Also, despite having only a 800Mhz processor and 256MB of RAM, the 4-inch handset is still capable of delivering some of the most useful (and endearing) features of Windows Phone including our favorite, People Hub, which lets users manage and update their multiple social networking accounts quickly and easily.

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For those who like taking photos and videos using their phones, Nokia Lumia 510 has a 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera and a VGA 30fps video recorder at the back. The phone comes with 4GB of internal storage, which should be enough for most users to carry their favorite images, videos, and even music tracks anywhere they go. But should you run out of storage, you can always transfer files to your free 7GB SkyDrive account or connect the phone to a computer via Microsoft Zune to sync content.

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Nokia Lumia 510 comes in various colors, namely, Red, Yellow, White, Cyan, and Black. India and China will be the first countries to get it this coming November, to be followed by countries in South America and Asia Pacific, which includes the Philippines. The TP Guesstimate for its SRP when it lands here is around Php 8,000 to 8,300.

Update as of November 20, 2012: Nokia Lumia 510 has just been officially launched in the Philippines. It's now available at all Wellcom outlets and select Nokia Stores nationwide for only Php 7,290! That's almost a thousand pesos lower than our price guesstimate! Thumbs up, Nokia!

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As some of you know, I own a Nokia Lumia 710 and I always say that if there's a mobile OS that could match or even beat iOS when it comes to smoothness of interface and touch response, it's definitely Windows Phone. TP Friends, I invite you to check it out and experience the OS for yourself. You'll fall in love with it.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 510
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5 mm
Weight 129 grams
Available Colors Black, Red, Yellow, White, Cyan
Operating System Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Display 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density) 480 x 800 pixels, TFT Capacitive Touchscreen 65K colors
Processor 800 MHz Snapdragon
RAM/ROM 256MB of RAM
Internal Storage 4 GB non-expandable
Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, no flash, no front-facing camera
Video Capture VGA 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, 3G 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Uptime 739 hours of Standby, 8 hours 25 minutes of Talk Time, 38 hours of Music Play
Announcement Worldwide: October 2012
Philippines: November 2012
Availability Q4 2012
Out Now in the Philippines!
Price Other territories: $199
TP Guesstimate: Php 8,000 to Php 8,300
Official SRP: Php 7,290