Nokia’s conference at MWC sadly didn’t behold a new tablet, but it did announce 2 new Lumia devices for the budget conscious – the Lumia 720 and 520. The 720 is directed towards the younger market with cameras made for taking party photos (selfies and low light). On the rear it has a 6.7MP Carl Zeiss f/1.9 lens to take in as much light as possible and the front has a 1.3mp wide lens for all those self taking picture needs. Both the 720 and 520 pack 1.0ghz dual core S4 processors, have 512MB RAM and a screen resolution of 800×480. Being directed at the youth, these things of course offer interchangeable covers in a variety of colours and the 720 even offers wireless charging if you swap the right cover onto it.
The 720 is very much the baby 920 with a 4.3″ ClearBlack display, NFC and a 2,000mAh battery whilst the 520 is quite clearly its low-end device with a 4.0″ screen, no NFC and a 1,430mAh battery. Both devices will also come pre-loaded with Nokia’s great selection of apps for its Lumia phones including its navigation app.
Australian release date and price has not been announced yet, but it’s to be launched in Q2 in the other parts of the world priced at $180 for the 520 and $330 for the 720. With such aggressive pricing for quality devices, hopefully this will get some more market penetration for an operating system that really deserves it.
It seems Australia’s largest telco, Telstra is falling in love with Windows Phone. Yesterday they released a new video showcasing the in-store WP experience.