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Nokia Lumia 610 hits Asia in late April, the Philippines gets it first

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Nokia Lumia 610 hits Asia in late April, the Philippines gets it first - read the full textNokia just announced the Lumia 610 roll out schedule for Asia. The first country to get the company's most affordable WP smartphone will be the Philippines - sales there start during the last week of April. After that, in May, the Lumia 610 is heading to China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia,...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-19 19:11 from t7Ki - click to readWhile getting the hype out of iPhones, Blackberrys and HTCs is more than a good enough reason for Filipinos to swap their, let us say, old-age Nokias for these, we still rely on the latter for reliability on top of cost.

Samsung did a good job last year for creating the low-end Galaxy Young which, by the way, has been spreading like virus these past few months (I even got one for free through a cheap postpaid plan).

All the other smartphone manufacturers have to come up with the likes of the Galaxy Y if they are to compete against Nokia in the Philippine soil.

By the way, Mark, former Symbian Ambassador.

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  • 2012-04-20 06:56
  • t7Xs

Microsoft developer team can't solve a problem about Thai language that is 4 level display. Is it a serious problem?.

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  • 2012-04-20 06:40
  • YQtd

> In reply to phone arena @ 2012-04-20 02:28 from K7eu - click to readyeah right, remember when 5800 became a blockbuster hit here in the PH, that really is a budget phone, but it didnt hinder to impress us with its capabilities, the TV-Out which was a special feature at that time, the multitasking, video playback capabilities, the larger screen (the screen was considered large at that time), and all the package out of the box almost bailed us out from the flaws of symbian

this galaxy y on the other hand reminds us that if this wasnt android, the phone is nothing! poor camera, poor battery, poor screen resolution, poor anything, ecept for the os

thats what many Filipinos missed!

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  • 2012-04-20 06:39
  • v0Xt

> In reply to EJPD @ 2012-04-19 18:24 from Ygm$ - click to readReply to TSH and EJPD: Really? I don't even know that cause I don't even interested to that platform actually... Haha. Btw, thanks for the info guys... :)

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  • 2012-04-20 06:32
  • tug%

meh im comming home with lumia n900!

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  • 2012-04-20 04:23
  • v0Xt

> In reply to action kamen #1 @ 2012-04-20 03:34 from PUBr - click to readthat's an old news click my link below its updated,the one who said they wwindows phone will get update eat his/her own word

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  • 2012-04-20 03:54
  • PxAB

Lumia 610 is priced here in Philippines @ exactly 11,000PHP (unlocked). That's a rough $258 or 197 euro. I think this phone will have a hard time to penetrate the market since some Android phones (Galaxy Y, Mini, Ace) have lower price.

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  • 2012-04-20 03:37
  • t7Gp

OS Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

http://www.gsmarena.com/curren...ews-4108.php

not upgradeable to WP 8 apollo...

will become obsolete model immediately...

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  • 2012-04-20 03:34
  • PUBr

If Lumia 610 is about to be released, why is 710 and 800 are both getting the hype? Lumia 610 will not be exclusively on a single carrier?

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  • 2012-04-20 03:23
  • vaPe

hmmm nokia right now only rules when it comes to phone just for txting..most of the people right now ( who can afford ) are using touchscreen phones made by samsung if ul notice everwhere ul see samsung not much from LG..IOS is dominant for those people who can afford..

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  • 2012-04-20 03:00
  • vxrh

> In reply to a passing by meteor @ 2012-04-19 23:30 from P@1G - click to readI bought the E7 a month ago and with the Belle update, it really kicks *ss! I've had iPhones and Androids before, but the phones always felt like there was something lacking. I'll be looking into a Windows Phone soon and it will definitely be a Nokia. But I think I'll wait for the Apollo or WP8 version.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:55
  • KgVc

Not surprised at how the cheapest of the bunch gets here first.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:48
  • sxtg

> In reply to TSH @ 2012-04-20 02:42 from PFeY - click to readS40 will replace with Meltemi [Linux]

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  • 2012-04-20 02:44
  • XMiw

Dang the Lumia 610 looks cute. Will have to see it in action before judging it, but if they can sell it at the right price Nokia can completely drop Sym^3 and just go ahead with s40 and WP7/8.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:42
  • PFeY

> In reply to 19evol61 @ 2012-04-20 01:04 from v0Xt - click to readYour office Mates are stupid enough too fell in hypes and forgot that they purchased a "budget" phone.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:28
  • K7eu

Before you purchase it read this a News update http://m.wpcentral.com/microso...e-8-updates.
Before you react for No upgrade.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:24
  • K7eu

> In reply to Fiq @ 2012-04-19 17:46 from tug% - click to readWindows Phone is completely different to Windows Mobile. Just look up some YouTube videos ^_^

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  • 2012-04-20 02:19
  • PFeY

not to mention when we say "durability" on mobile phones, Nokia comes first to the minds of my fellow Filipinos, am i right? not Samsung (cheap all-plastic body FTW) and iphone (non-gorilla glass screen for the price is a mess), heck even Motorola ranks higher than Samsung and iPhone when it comes to battery life, durability and antenna/clarity on voice calls

but since Motorola units are limited here in the PH, Nokia still reign supreme!

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  • 2012-04-20 01:12
  • v0Xt

LOL at the indians who are offended that they did'nt get first the Lumia 610. Common guys, is it that important to you that you are the first? You're like the posters who say "First Post". Very childish and immature. Tsk Tsk Tsk. Grow up please.

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  • 2012-04-20 01:06
  • t7Ki

lets admit, galaxy y is selling like hotcakes here in the philippines due to their blazing fast browsing speeds and affordability..

but you know what? most of my workmates who bought samsung galaxy y (and the xperia mini/mini pro series) found themselves regretting that they bought these phones from their horrid battery life and lack of multimedia functionalities a la N8.

nokia's durability and battery life, i mean BATTERY LIFE was badly missed, mAh rating is one thing, optimization of battery resources is another thing, and that where Nokia excels.. Nokia still rules the Philippine Islands!

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  • 2012-04-20 01:04
  • v0Xt

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