Nokia Lumia 610: A Quick review of the first low-end handset running the latest Windows Phone Software

Announced last February 2012, the Nokia Lumia 610 is the first real low-end device that will ship running the latest Microsoft’s Windows Phone Operating System. The Nokia Lumia 610, unlike the other Lumias, is equipped with 800 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7225 (S1) System an a Chip (SoC) processor and 256 MB of RAM. The device has said to be running the updated version of Mango which is the Windows Phone Tango, a software designed to run on a low powered handset like the Nokia Lumia 610. Given the hardware specifications, the handset has a 3.7 inch WVGA (480×800) resolution TFT capacitive touchscreen coated with corning gorilla glass, a 5MP rear 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash camera and able to play a 720p video at 30 fps, 8 GB of internal storage and comes with both Windows Phone 7 and Nokia apps such as XBox Live games, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps and the new Nokia Transport.

 

Nokia Lumia 610 is expected to arrive in the Q2 of this year as Smart Communications already posted it in their phone list along side with the high end Nokia Lumia 900 and the mid-range Nokia Lumia 710 (pre-order now). The phone will come in variety of colors (cyan, magenta, black and white) and estimated to have a price of Php 11,000.00.

More info of the device here

 

 

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Windows Phone “Tango” coming to China, possible in the Philippines?

Joe Belfiore drinking Tango (courtesy of ZDNet)

WPDang reported last week that Windows Phone “Tango” will be coming in to mainland China this March. During the past weeks a lot of information about “Tango” begun leaking from different sources. It was said that Windows Phone “Tango” was just an minor upgrade from Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Reports said that Tango will be optimized for devices with lower RAM and will support low-end Windows Phone handsets that has 256 MB of RAM. With this, apps running on Mango may not be compatible with Tango. The coming of Windows Phone to China is not a surprise after all since Microsoft has recently reported that they will launch Windows Phone Marketplace in 6 new regions including China and the Philippines.

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain at the end of this month we will be expecting confirmation from Microsoft and Nokia regarding the Windows Phone “Tango”. It was also reported that Nokia will unveil not just one but six new Nokia phones in MWC, two of which running Windows Phone OS, one Symbian and three S40 feature phones. For the two Windows Phone, we’re expecting a global release of Lumia 900 and the low-end/ budget-phone Lumia 610 which was reportedly equipped with Windows Phone Tango.

Photo courtesy of WPDang.com

The rumored Nokia Lumia 610

 

New Windows Phones Unveiled at CES 2012

During Steve Ballmer’s keynote at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, he announced the availability of Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II. The two mobile phones will be exclusively available for AT&T in the US in the coming months.

Nokia Lumia 900

This phone has a very sleek design packed up with 1.4 GHz CPU and support for LTE network for a super fast data transfer on AT&T network. It has 4.3 inch AMOLED display pushing every pixel in the phone and an 8-megapixel cameras. It also carries a 16GB built-in storage and 512 MB of RAM that makes this Windows Phone runs smoothly.

HTC Titan II

Titan II was the first LTE Windows Phone of HTC. It has a huge 4.7-inch LCD screen. The HTC Titan II was also equipped with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon CPU.  For those who love taking pictures this powerful handset comes with a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with wide-angle lens, autofocus, image stabilization, dual LED flash red eye reduction, a backside-illuminated sensor and a physical camera button. The 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera was acceptable enough to play 720p video.

Both phones are running the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.