The budget-priced Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone is expected to launch on January 31, according to suppliers of the Finnish smartphone manufacturer.
Europe will initially receive the device for €298 ($395), with other regions set to receive unlocked Lumia 610 units by the end of February.
The Lumia 620 was announced during the opening stages of December. It sports a 3.8-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, VGA front-facing camera, NFC technology and runs on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform.
The device is available in six colors: lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, white and black. Elsewhere, it houses a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, HSDPA, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 3.0, Dolby headphone sound enhancement, an Adreno 305 GPU, 8 GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support of up to 64 GB and a 1,300mAh battery.
unlocked Lumia 620 as been selling @ $229-$249 in Asia. *and it has been here release in Asia 2 weeks ago.
OOoh, nice. I am willing to pay $250 for it. I don't need a computer with a gigantic screen attached to it that also makes some phone calls. I want a handy phone that's easy to carry and doubles as a computer. Call me silly, but my phone has to be a phone first and foremost.
Anyway, with the very low-power processor and smaller screen, the 1300mAh battery is probably sufficient. I'd be interested to see how WP8 performs on the lesser hardware, just out of curiousity.