Nokia Lumia 520 comes to Australia and New Zealand

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Nokia today launched the Nokia Lumia 520 in Australia and New Zealand as part of Nokia’s strategy to “have a Windows Phone at every price point.”

"This launch marks another important step for Nokia in delivering Lumia smartphones at every price point to appeal to the widest audience possible," said Australian managing director, Steve Lewis.

"The Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 device ever launched in Australia. It will appeal to consumers who are looking to upgrade to a smartphone and want all the benefits without the high price tag, as well as organisations wanting to equip their fleet with the best business phone."

The phones will be available in black and yellow with optional snap-on covers and will be initially available through Allphones, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi for AUS$229 and will also be sold as a prepaid device through Telstra from Tuesday April 30 for only AUS$179.

Meanwhile the handset has also launched in New Zealand where it will be available from Telecom and Vodafone today and from 2degrees in May for NZ$299.

“Today’s launch marks another significant step for Nokia in providing Lumia smartphones at every price point to appeal to the widest possible audience," said Nokia New Zealand’s head of sales, Scott McFarlane. “The Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 ever launched in New Zealand and we’re grateful to all the operators for getting behind it."

The Nokia Lumia 520 has a 4 inch WVGA screen, 1 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB expandable storage, 5 megapixel camera,  and a 1430 mAh battery.

Via PCWorld Australia and PCWorld New Zealand, thanks to our tipster.

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