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Lumia 520

Lumia 720
New Windows Phone 8 smartphones from Nokia

Nokia has unveiled a pair of new Windows Phone 8 smartphones at MWC 2013. The first of the new smartphones is the Lumia 520, which has a four-inch IPS touchscreen display (800x480).
The phone uses a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor operating at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The battery has 1430 mAh of power promising 9.6 hours of 3G talk time. The phone operates on GSM and WCDMA networks. Other features include integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 3.5 mm audio connector.

The 520 measures 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9 mm and weighs 124 grams.

The second the smartphone is the Lumia 720. This phone has a 4.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 480. The phone measures 127.9 mm x 67.5 mm x 9 mm and weighs 128 g. Both Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi are integrated, and the phone has NFC technology. Other features include integrated GPS, a 6.7-megapixel rear camera, and a front camera.

The internal battery 2000 mAh battery promises up to 13.4 hours of 3G talk time. The Lumia 720 supports wireless charging with an accessory cover.

Like the Lumia 520, the Lumia 720 has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor operating at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Nokia also says that the phone is fitted with enterprise security features making the device appropriate for corporate environments.
Pricing, carriers, and availability for the devices are unknown at this time.

Sources: Nokia [1], [2]

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sad but true
By GulWestfale on 2/25/2013 10:24:41 AM , Rating: 0
it really says something about WP8 when microsoft has to pay someone to make phones with their OS.

the specs also look weak; only 512MB of RAM? will this be upgradeable to WP9 at some point, or will the lack of RAM hold it back?

the design is nice, i have to admit that. but that won't be enough to compete against android.

RE: sad but true
By BabelHuber on 2/25/2013 10:28:51 AM , Rating: 1
will this be upgradeable to WP9 at some point

I wouldn't bet on it. Microsoft likes leaving its customers in the dust in the mobile space.

WM6 could not be upgraded to WP7, WP7 cannot be upgraded to WP8.

RE: sad but true
By Totally on 2/25/2013 3:50:20 PM , Rating: 4
Just like Apple.

RE: sad but true
By Reclaimer77 on 2/25/13, Rating: 0
RE: sad but true
By nikon133 on 2/25/2013 3:36:49 PM , Rating: 2
So basically, you are laughing at something you don't understand. Nice...

RE: sad but true
By arazok on 2/25/2013 10:36:42 AM , Rating: 5
Seeing that Samsung and HTC both make Win 8 phones, I would say that MS isn’t exactly paying others to make their phones. They Just paid one of them to ensure that they had something good at launch.

This is a mid/low end phone. The 920 is the high end phone. Seeing that the success of Android is that it has phones for every market segment (as opposed to Apples high-end only), this seems to be exactly what’s needed to help WP8 compete against Android.

RE: sad but true
By nikon133 on 2/25/2013 3:39:37 PM , Rating: 2
I think that platform will win single product in huge majority of cases. That is why Google is having such success with Android - they are basically doing DOS/Windows thing in mobile world.

I am hoping WP8 will manage to repeat formula.

RE: sad but true
By nikon133 on 2/25/2013 3:35:29 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe you were sick when word "investment" was on the menu at school.

MS is investing in their partners. Not because MS is bent on fixing all the wrongs in the world, but because MS is dominantly software company (at the moment) and need hardware partners to be in a good shape. Has been doing that for ages. Heck, they even invested in Apple long time ago.

Phone will compete against likes of Samsung Galaxy Mini. Specs are quite decent for that category.

RE: sad but true
By NellyFromMA on 2/25/2013 4:36:39 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah, cause when a new major version of Anroid comes out, the majority of devices are brought up to date, right?

Hint: No, they aren't. Worse yet, best case scenarion the "majority" of the minority of the phones that will upgrade to a new major release (not minor release like 3.1 to 3.2) often have to wait 6 - 12 months to see the update!

Keep it fair, at least try.

RE: sad but true
By Reclaimer77 on 2/25/2013 10:11:37 PM , Rating: 1
At least with Android you have the option to update the phone yourself.

Gotta admit, if you bought a WP7 phone, you got boned hard just a few months later. With no option but to get a new phone.

RE: sad but true
By NellyFromMA on 3/1/2013 1:27:27 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, WP7 was not ideal in terms of functionality parity or longevity.

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