Nokia Lumia Windows Phones already available from Mobilink in Pakistan
Nokia is launching its hardware in Pakistan, with multiple Lumia Windows Phones heading to the market. We recently looked at the official Nokia website revealing which colours the Lumia 920 would be available in - yellow, red and grey, as well as white and black. It appears we missed mobile operator Mobilink already releasing the hardware last month. The Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 Windows Phones join the flagship in the line-up.
Mobilink has all three Windows Phones listed with some exciting offers attached to each product. While the mobile operator has the devices listed on the business section of the website, we've reached out to our tipster for clarification as to whether or not these deals are available to consumers We're pleased to relay that this appears to be the case. Good news for the general public, as well as businesses.
The Lumia 920, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone, is priced at 62,000 Rs ($630) and comes with a free wireless charging dock. The Lumia 820 has a price tag of 44,000 Rs ($450) and also comes with a free wireless charging dock to get consumers started with cable-free power transfer. Finally, the Lumia 620 is listed at 24,800 Rs ($250), but is packaged with a free portable charger to provide that extra juice when it's required most.
If you're looking at the 820 or 620, Nokia has also managed to secure three months of free Internet access. It's positive to see multiple price points being targeted, as well as a number of consumer groups. Nokia has an aggressive strategy with low and mid-range hardware, which will be pushed in markets such as Pakistan.
Another positive feature of these handsets is they're all unlocked with no carrier branding, but there's a slight downside since we've been informed that consumers will need to get a SIM card with the purchase (makes sense - but this can be fixed through cancellation of the SIM itself).
It's also worth noting that carrier billing is available, since Vimpelcom is the parent company of Mobilink. We previously looked at what the deal with Microsoft and Nokia would mean for consumers. Note that the offers detailed in this article are subject to change, so be sure to check with Mobilink before making the purchase (for stock and availability).