Three weeks ago Nokia officially announced the rollout of the Lumia 610 in Asia. Unfortunately, things did not work as planned, at least in Philippines where the device has been delayed “indefinitely.”
The good news is that Nokia Lumia 610 has just hit shelves in Malaysia and is now available for purchase at all Nokia Stores across the country.
Customers get to choose from four color schemes, such as: white, cyan, magenta and black. The cheapest Windows Phone device launched by Nokia, Lumia 610 is priced in Malaysia at RM699 ($229 USD or €175) off-contract.
As expected, Nokia Lumia 610 comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.5 Tango (build 8773) out of the box, which is especially designed to work on devices with less than 512MB of RAM.
Aimed at emerging markets, Nokia Lumia 610
is expected to go on sale in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. Philippines will also get the Lumia 610 by the end of May.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 610 will be available in other regions as well sometime this quarter.
Even though Nokia Lumia 610 is considered the cheapest Windows Phone manufactured by Nokia, it comes packed with interesting features that will probably make it pretty attractive to some Windows Phone fans.
In this regard, the smartphone comes with a more than decent 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
The phone is equipped with a single-core 800 MHz processor and packs 8GB of internal memory and 256MB of RAM. On the back, there’s a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording.
Last but not least, Lumia 610 comes pre-loaded with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Music
, as well as access to thousands of apps via Windows Phone Marketplace.