Nokia Lumia 720 arrives in Australia from April 4

| April 2, 2013 | 13 Replies


Nokia Australia sent out a press release earlier today (sadly I was at uni so I couldn’t post it at the time) detailing their plans for the Lumia 720 to start being available from April 4. The handset will be sold at a Recommended Retail Price of AUD$429, (it is typically lower when it actually is released) and be available on contract through Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. Pricing for those contracts will be released by the carriers soon.

Virgin Mobile will be having the devices as of Thursday (April 4) with Vodafone releasing dates in the coming weeks. If you’re more of a person who prefers buying outright and not on contract, the device will be sold through “leading retailers” (generally Allphones, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi) starting from April 10th.

I’ve reached out to Nokia for a review unit, so hopefully I’ll be able to bring you guys my thoughts and feelings on this budget, but extremely capable handset soon. In the mean time, Ali has a video from MWC 2013 and a collection of hands on from others, that you can check out.

Press release is as follows:


Nokia introduces the Lumia 720 to Australia

-Slim, lightweight design and high-quality camera define latest mid-range smartphone-


Sydney, Australia – 2 April 2013. Nokia today added the Nokia Lumia 720 to its growing Lumia line-up.

Nokia’s latest mid-range smartphone will be available from Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and leading retailers for a RRP of AUD$429*.

Similar in design and build quality to other Lumia smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 720 has, without doubt, the best imaging credentials of any smartphone in its price band.  Combining Carl Zeiss optics with Nokia’s largest f1.9 aperture, the Nokia Lumia 720 delivers sharp, clear pictures every time, day or night.

The Lumia 720 is super-slim – only 9mm thick – and weighs just 128g and comes in a range of colours including black, white and red.

Nokia Australia’s managing director, Steve Lewis, said: “As we continue to grow our smartphone offering, devices such as the Lumia 720 give breadth and depth to our Windows Phone 8 portfolio.

“With smartphone adoption continuing to grow in Australia, consumers want more choice at different price-points.  Smartphones like the Lumia 720 are critical to Nokia’s strategy as they allow us to bring familiar features such as high-end design, quality hardware, unparalleled imaging capabilities and a rich navigation experience to a wider audience.”

Other key features of the Lumia 720 include:

·         Access to the full HERE suite of applications, including HERE Maps, HERE Drive for free turn-by-turn navigation in Australia and HERE Transit

·         Access to Nokia’s new subscription-based music streaming service, Nokia Music +, which allows users to stream from playlists curated by a team of musos and international artists

·         Access to more than 130,000 applications from the Windows Phone Store including the recently launched Pandora, SBS and Take 40 apps

·         In-built NFC and wireless charging capability when a shell is added.

·         Access to all the best Windows Phone 8 experiences including Xbox, PeopleHub and Microsoft Office

*The Lumia 720 will be in store at Virgin Mobile from the 4th April.  Vodafone will announce availability in the coming weeks, while retailers will being receiving stock from the 10th April.


Source: Nokia Australia


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Press Release, Windows Phone

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