Nokia Shows Off Four New Phones
Nokia has shown off four new mobile phones and announced that its digital mapping service, Here will be made available to all Windows Phone based devices, regardless of manufacturer.
Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 720 are two new mid-range price point smartphones that also come with a large f/1.9 aperture and exclusive Carl Zeiss optics.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with an estimated starting price of EUR 249 before taxes and subsidies. Rollout is planned to start in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in Q1 2013, before continuing into broader markets in Q2, including China as well as key markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and India.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Music for free music out of the box. A four-inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with an estimated starting price of EUR 139, before taxes and subsidies. Roll-out is planned to begin in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding broadly in Q2. The Nokia Lumia 520 is also planned to roll out in the United States with T-Mobile.
Nokia also announced that following the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920T by China Mobile last year, the mobile operator will also start selling the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520. Further details on exact availability will be announced in due course.
Nokia 105 and the Nokia 301
The Nokia 105 is aimed at the first-time phone buyer, featuring a bright color screen with clear menus and essentials like FM radio; multiple alarm clocks; speaking clock; a dust and splash-proof, pillowed key pad; and a flashlight. Its durability and up to 35-day battery life also make it ideal for people seeking a back-up device.
The Nokia 105 is available in black and cyan for a recommended price of EUR 15. It is planned to start rolling out in Q1 2013 and is expected to be gradually expanded to in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
The colorful Nokia 301 is the most affordable Nokia device to offer video streaming and also comes with new smart camera features, inspired by the digital camera lenses on the Nokia Lumia smartphones.
The Nokia 301 is available in cyan, black, magenta, yellow and white for a recommended price of EUR 65. It is planned to start rolling out in Q2 2013.