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MWC 2012: Is This the Nokia Lumia 610?

It’s already an open secret that Nokia is working on an affordable smartphone that will be running a lighter variant of the Windows Phone requiring a lower minimum hardware specification. No surprises there. We also know that Nokia will unveil the device at MWC tomorrow and we also know that the device will most probably be called the Lumia 610.

What is still unknown is the full specifications of the Lumia 610. That is till now. Less than 24 hours from Nokia’s big return to the world largest mobile communications event, a “trusted source” revealed to BGR key specifications of the Nokia Lumia 610.

The entry-level Windows Phone is said to feature a 3.2-inch display and a 3 MP camera. Assuming the Lumia 610 will run the Windows Phone Tango edition, we can expect 256MB RAM minimum and a processor clock speed that’s less than 1GHz to keep the price down.

The Lumia 610 is expected to retail for RM700 when it is launched in Malaysia probably in April. All this is of course not yet confirmed but it does paint a promising picture for the Windows Phone platform and Nokia. Having a capable, full-featured smartphone below the RM800 mark will open Windows Phone to a large market of aspirational buyers not just in Malaysia but in a number of big emerging markets worldwide.