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.
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.
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.