We weren’t expecting anything big from Nokia at this years MWC 2013 event but they still brought 4 new devices to the event to share with the public. Nokia used their keynote at the event in Barcelona to showcase the new Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 as well as 2 much cheaper feature phones the 105 and 301.
The Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 720 features a 4.3 inch 800 x 480 WVGA display in a poly carbonate unibody in a similar style to the Lumia 920. Inside the Lumia 720 features a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB of storage with microSD expansion, a 2000 mAh battery, NFC and the option for wireless charging (enabled by a separate snap-on cover). Nokia have also added a pair of great cameras, on the front a 1.3-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens and on the back a 6.7-megapixel with f/1.9 Carl Zeiss lens on back, designed specifically with low light photos in mind. For more details of the Nokia Lumia 720 check out the video below.
The Nokia Lumia 520 brings the Lumia 510 up to Windows Phone 8. The Lumia 520 also includes the 4-inch WVGA LCD display, Snapdragon dual-core 1GHZ processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage with microSD expansion, 1430 mAh battery and a 5 MP camera. The Lumia 520 is targeted at the cheaper end of the Windows Phone 8 market, and should bring Windows Phone 8 to cheaper plans and some prepaid providers. For more details check out the video below.
Nokia also used the event to release a new mapping and location application that brings together its previous Maps, Drive and Transit apps for Windows Phone 8 into one interface called Here. While Nokia have annouced the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 exclusive application they haven’t suggested at its possible release date. For more information check out the video below.
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