Nokia fans in India might have got tired of waiting for the budget Windows Phone 8 handset - Lumia 620 to hit the market shelves of the country as the official release of the handset is still in the pipeline. However, not to worry, as couple of online retailers have already listed the handset for pre-order.
Earlier, Gizbot carried a report claiming that Lumia 620 is available on Flipkart at Res 15,199. Now, the handset has also been spotted on Infibeam at a pre-order price of Rs 2,000 in three different color options - White, Black and Yellow. Moreover, the listing also claims that the smartphone will be released on March 12, 2013 and shipped from 2 to 3 days of its release.
However, the Nokia Store in India still has a 'Coming Soon' tag for Lumia 620, thereby revealing no information on when the Windows Phone 8 handset will be made available in the nation.
It was again, Gizbot to cover an exclusive a couple of weeks back claiming that Lumia 620 will be made available online from the end of February and will be officially released in March.
To remind of specs, Lumia 620 boasts a 3.8 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 1,300 mAh battery. Lumia 620 will come in Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, White and Black color variants.
Besides specs, Lumia 620 comes with features such Nokia Drive, CityLens, Nokia Maps, MixRadio and more as the other smartphones in the lineup.
Reasons to buy Lumia 620
Apart from its reasonable price tag and Windows Phone 8 user experience, Lumia 620 also comes with several other features that makes the new affordable handset an exciting offering to purchase.
Lumia 620 comes with almost all popular Microsoft desktop tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint. Hence, consumers can work on a document on the PC as well as on the handset simultaneously with full synchronization between the two. The changes made on the document using PC will appear on the smartphone and the vice versa automatically.
Lumia 620 comes with essential security features including hardware accelerated encryption, remote locking and wipe, protection against malicious application downloads, safe web browsing and more.
Smartphones are meant to stay connected to communicate with others. People Hub in Lumia 620 manages the contacts and messages and lets users to create groups to send mails or instant messages at once. Also, Microsoft Lync Mobile lets consumers to see who are online and then message them to join for group chats. There are also other features such as Viber, WhatsApp and Skype in the handset.
Free SkyDrive Storage
Lumia 620 has 8GB internal storage and 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage service, which allows users to access the documents and content stored on the cloud from any device using the internet connection.
SmartShoot and Cinematograph
Smart Shoot technology that takes multiple snaps every time a user chicks a photograph. Then it chooses the best image of from the lot and creates a perfect picture.
Cinemagraph is an exclusive app for the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices that allows to create animated GIF files. The app captures a series of photos and then presents it in a still picture style that brings any animation within the picture to life. Animated files can be created using this feature while specific parts are moving and the background is static.