Telecom Lead Asia: Mobile phone company Nokia has started
rolling Nokia Lumia 610, its affordable Lumia smartphone, in Asia. The Nokia
Lumia 610 will sell at an estimated retail price of EUR189 before applicable
taxes and subsidies.
It will go on sale first in the Philippines in the final
week of April, and in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan
and Vietnam in the following weeks.
The Nokia Lumia 610 will also begin selling in other
regions this quarter.
Nokia Lumia 610, a Windows Phone for a younger audience,
features PeopleHub to keep in touch with friends, providing instant
access to social networks and bringing all mobile, email, Facebook, Twitter and
The Lumia 610 will also come with WiFi tethering and
flip-to-silence, features that will be made available across the Lumia
Available with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport
and Nokia Music, people can also choose from thousands of apps in the Windows
Phone Marketplace to further personalize the experience.
“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,” said Jo Harlow, head of
Smart Devices at Nokia.
Nokia claims that Lumia 610 is a great smartphone for
students who will appreciate the built-in Microsoft Office app. Word mobile,
PowerPoint mobile, Excel mobile to manage documents, and OneNote mobile to
capture notes, ideas, pictures and voice memos make working on the go easier.
With SkyDrive, files and notes can be synchronized, and opened and edited from
the PC or the phone.