By Stephen Schenck | February 27, 2013 12:26 PM
When Nokia announced its new, more affordable Windows Phone 8 models earlier this week, the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, it gave us some initial pricing and retail launch info. Now we’re getting new details from retailers, helping us fill in the picture of just how these handsets will go up for sale.
Nokia already said that both phones would initially ship sometime in March, but for the 520, at least, specified that it would first go up for sale only in Southeast Asia. Supposedly, the phone would “quickly start to reach more markets” globally, but just where, and when. Well, for the UK, Clove has now been able to confirm that the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 will both become available on April 1.
As for pricing, Nokia gave us numbers of €139 for the 520 and €249 for the 720. It should be no surprise that those figures will fluctuate based on the market, and that’s certainly proving true for the UK, where launch prices will be about £142 and £250, respectively. Those are both pre-tax, and after factoring that in, we’re looking at closer to £170 and £300 – in dollars, that’s $258 and $455.