Last month, in our Nokia Lumia 510 Philippines feature, I said that our guesstimate for the price of the handset is around Php 8,500 (based on its $199 price tag in other territories) and for its release date to be sometime this Yuletide season.

nokia lumia 510, wellcom

Today, Nokia Philippines totally surprised us with a press release stating that the most affordable handset in its Lumia line-up is now officially available via Wellcom with an official suggested retail price of just Php 7,290 -- that's more a thousand pesos less than the TP Guesstimate!

According to Nokia, this new entry-level smartphone brings the Windows Phone experience to a lower price point - ideal for budget-conscious users who are curious about the WP platform - without compromising the similar intuitive features of the other high-end Lumia models. "With a 4-inch screen displaying 400x800 resolution, the display clarity is quite impressive. Its 4GB mass memory with 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage can store thousands of sound files and high-resolution pictures."

What's cool about Windows Phone? Windows Phone is different from other smartphone platforms like iOS or Android thanks to Live Tiles, which makes it easy to see incoming messages and updates, and in-app activities; People Hub, which brings together contacts and updates from your various social networking accounts into one location making it easier for you to manage them, and access to mobile versions of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer 9.

Nokia makes WP even cooler! With Nokia Lumia 510, you can get exclusive smartphone experiences found only on Nokia Lumia handsets like the Camera Extras app which provides exclusive digital lens functionality to go with the 5 autofocus MegaPixel camera. The phone also features the Finnish company's feature-rich mapping and navigation experience available via Nokia Maps, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Drive.

If you're on a tight budget, Nokia Lumia 510 presents a perfect opportunity for you to be part of the growing Windows Phone community and to switch to Lumia now! Nokia Lumia 510 is available at Wellcom/Wellcom 3C Stores, MP3 King Kiosks, MP3 Express Kiosks, Wellcom Digital Express Kiosks, Nokia Store SM Sta. Rosa, Nokia Store Rockwell, Nokia Kiosk Isetann, Nokia Kiosk Riverbanks, Nokia Kiosk Sta. Lucia East Mall, and Nokia Kiosk Ever Gotesco. You can get the handset in White, Black, and Red.