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Nokia Introduces Two Windows Phone 8 Lumias at MWC

Nokia is taking its global portfolio of Lumia phones, and the underlying Windows Phone 8 platform, to more countries.

Nokia on Monday announced two new lower-priced Nokia Lumia phones. Rolled out at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, were the Lumia 720 and the Lumia 520. In a recent research report, IDC estimated that Nokia accounts for about three-quarters of Windows Phone sales.

Lumia 720
The Lumia 720

The 720 is billed as a midrange phone and will be available this quarter in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore and next quarter in Europe, Africa, China, India and other Asian countries. Nokia describes the 520 as its "most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone" and plans to make it available this quarter in Hong Kong and Vietnam and next quarter in Europe, China, India, Latin America and Africa.

Lumia 520
The Lumia 520

Nokia also is working with T-Mobile to roll out the Lumia 520 with T-Mobile in the United States.

Both phones come in five colors. In Euros, the Lumia 720 will have a base price of 249 and the Lumia 520 will cost 139. Neither price includes taxes or subsidies.

Posted by Scott Bekker on February 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM


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