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This article was published on February 25, 2013

Hands-on with the Lumia 720, Nokia’s new camera-focused Windows Phone 8 handset

Hands-on with the Lumia 720, Nokia’s new camera-focused Windows Phone 8 handset
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Nokia earlier launched the Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a mid-range device that sits below the flagship Lumia 920 but above the newly unveiled Lumia 520.

The smartphone has a 4.3-inch display, 6.7 megapixel rear-facing camera and 8GB of onboard memory. Under the hood Nokia has installed a 1GHz dual-core processor, complete with 512 MB of RAM.

It will be available in five colors and will retail for 249 euros ($328 USD) when it launches in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in the first quarter of this year. China and other key markets, including Europe, Asia, Africa and India, will follow during the second quarter.

We were given the chance to go hands-on with the Lumia 720 this morning and have posted a gallery showcasing the device below:

The Finnish smartphone manufacturer also launched two new feature phones – the 105 and 301 – aimed at emerging markets including China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop revealed during the event today that there are now 130,000 apps available to download from the Windows Phone Marketplace. It follows a similar announcement by Microsoft last year, who announced that there were 75,000 new apps during 2012.

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