Mexican site WinPhollowers.com reports that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is now hitting Telcel stores in that country.
The handsets 11,999 Mexican Pesos ($925) in store, and is expected to be available in yellow, black and white.
The handset is also expected to show up in its 64 GB version of Telfonica Movistar, where it is expected to be significantly more pricy.
Mexico has been one of Windows Phone’s strongest growth markets recently, with more than 20% market share according to Microsoft.
Read more at WinPhollowers.com
Mexico is one of Nokia’s better markets, so its pretty good news that one of Nokia’s best handsets is hitting Mexico’s largest carrier.
Winphollowers reports the handset will be hitting the network on the 30th September for between 8999 and 9500 pesos ( $700– $740) which is a relatively reasonable price.
The handset is one of Nokia’s slimmest, and next to the Nokia Lumia 1020 has the best camera, so it represents great value.
Read more about the offer at Winphollowers here.
Winphollowers.com reports that Telcel’s May catalogue has leaked, and that the publication featured the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720.
Nokia is rolling our the low-end and mid-range Windows Phone 8 handsets worldwide, but Winphollowers were surprised to see the devices reach Mexico so quickly, given that there is often a very large delay between the release of handsets by Nokia and their arrival in the local market.
The screen shots leaked did not reveal when the affordable handsets will hit the market, but it is expected to be at the latest in June.
Read more at Winphollowers.com here.
Winphollowers have unboxed the Telcel Nokia Lumia 505, this time with sound, but still in Spanish, appropriate for this Mexico-only device.
The 3.7 inch WVGA smartphone has a clear-black Gorilla glass display, 4 GB storage, 256 MB RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, 800 Mhz processor and runs Windows Phone 7.8.
The handset costs $276 (3499 Mexican pesos) and according to reports have been selling quite well.
See a collection of high quality pictures at Winphollowersâ€™s Facebook page here.
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Telcel haver posted this (seemingly silent) unboxing video of the Nokia Lumia 505.
They reveal in the video comments that the device was specially designed for the Mexican carrier, as part of their initiative to bring exclusive equipment to their subscribers.Â They note that Nokia was the first company to take them up on the offer to create a device specifically for them, an interesting change from the Nokia of old, who did not pay much attention to carrier requirements.
This may also explain the profusion of devices such as the Nokia Lumia 810 and 822, with Nokia prepared to do whatever is needed to get their devices distributed.
Interestingly the Telcel rep on YouTube also revealed Â that at $276 (3499 Mexican pesos) the device has sold very well, indicating that the strategy does not only get phones on carriers, but also sell phones.
Thanks Arun for the tip.
Nokia Mexico has made the Nokia Lumia 505 official. The Windows Phone 7.8 handset features a 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED screen, 8 megapixel camera, a 1,300 mAh battery, 256 MB RAM and 4 GB non-expandable storage.
The device will be available in Black, Pink and Red on the Telcel network. Pricing has not been announced yet.
See more specs at Nokia here.
Our Mexican readers are still waiting for the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 to arrive on their shores, but at least now, thanks to Nokia, they have a pretty good idea when it will be arriving.
Nokia Mexico placed a count down timer on their Facebook page, indicating the handset will arrive in about 16 days time.
The handset will likely arrive on Telcel, who has been showing the handset in their catalogue for a few weeks now.
Mexicoâ€™s largest mobile phone network, Telcel, has just splashed the Nokia Lumia 800 on the front page of their catalogue.
The handset and also the Nokia Lumia 710 are being advertised in the pages inside, and is expected to reach stores between the 23rd and 26th March. No pricing was announced.
The catalogue can be seen here.
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