As Mobile World Congress approaches and Nokia prepares to announce their latest and greatest devices, Telus has released the Lumia 620. The 620 comes from the affordable line of Nokia’s smartphones. Telus has the phone listed for free on a 2 year contract, or you can buy the phone outright for just $250. If that’s not affordable, I don’t know what is. Of course, at that price, you’ll have to do without a few of the specs found on the higher end devices. But don’t let that fool you. Nokia still packed this device with some decent specs – 1 GHz SnapDragon processor, 8GB storage, 5 megapixel camera, and even a MicroSD card slot allowing you to expand the memory by an additional 64GB.
Unfortunately, Telus isn’t currently offering the 620 in any of the brilliant colors, other than black. Perhaps they’ll bring some other colors in the near future. But right now, you’ll have to settle for black. The full press release is posted below. But the best way to get familiar with this phone is to head down to your nearest Telus store and check it out in person.
The Nokia Lumia 620 now available at TELUS
First to launch compact, affordable smartphone in North America
Toronto, February 22, 2013 – Nokia and TELUS today announced that the Nokia Lumia 620 is now available to TELUS customers. TELUS is the first North American carrier to offer this Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 620 offers a fun, youthful appeal and compact design. With seven different exchangeable shells to choose from, Canadians can adapt the look of their Nokia Lumia 620 to their personal taste and style. At TELUS, the smartphone will come in black with a bonus white exchangeable shell.
The Nokia Lumia 620 brings all the features and qualities found in a premium device at an affordable price. It packs a punch with the 1 GHz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor, making it possible to multi-task, stream in HD and share content at super-fast speeds. The 3.8-inch ClearBlack display has sunlight readability enhancements so users are able to see what is on the screen no matter how sunny their surroundings.
The smartphone also features an exclusive camera lens that transforms the creative power of the 620’s five-megapixel main camera and VGA front-facing camera. The Cinemagraph lens adds simple animations to still photographs, while Smart Shoot creates a single, perfect shot from multiple images, even removing unwanted objects from the picture. What’s more, the Nokia Lumia 620 uses a new “dual-shot” colour technique to deliver a variety of striking colour and texture effects. Dual-shot adds a second layer of coloured, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary colour blends and depth effects.
“With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8 software and signature experiences from Nokia, like Nokia Maps, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a highly competitive smartphone at this price point,” said Matt Rothschild, head of Retails and Sales Operations, Americas, Nokia.
“The Nokia Lumia 620 marries affordability, function and style in a mobile device, important qualities our customers look for and value in their smartphone,” said Brent Johnston, TELUS vice-president of Mobility Solutions. “We carefully select a versatile line-up of devices that gives our customers choice, such as great starter devices like the Nokia Lumia 620. We also focus on giving them the best possible start with distinctive supporting services and programs like our TELUS Learning Centres, Anytime Upgrades, Device Trade-in and Flex Data Plans that fit within their budget.”
In addition to NFC connectivity, the affordable smartphone also provides access to the world’s best maps and location experience, including Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport. It also includes the exclusive Nokia City Lens, which displays information about local surroundings overlaid onto buildings as seen through the camera viewfinder.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is available only at TELUS for $0 on 2-year term on any rate plan or $250 month-to-month. For more information, visit www.telusmobility.com/NokiaLumia620.
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 678,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.