Nokia is currently dominating the most popular smartphone list over at mobile retailer Expansys USA. The unexpected twist to this story is that Samsung is also helping the platform out with the ATIV S taking the number one spot. Following Samsung's flagship Windows Phone is the Nokia Lumia 520, Lumia 920 and Lumia 620 in second, third and fourth positions respectively.
UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u is offering the Lumia 620 from Nokia for just £103.96 as a pre-paid upgrade. For those who are looking to kick off a new start with the Windows Phone, the device is also priced at £127.96 with a £10 top-up. That's not a bad price tag and the deal will last through this weekend.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is an affordable, impressive entry level Windows Phones. We were impressed with the 3.8" device (here's our review) and it is now coming to the U.S. market.
The not-so-good news of it all is that while the Lumia 620 is making an appearance in the U.S. market, it's not with a major carrier. The Lumia 620 is being offered by the relatively new wireless carrier Aio Wireless.
Now this is pretty cool. A Lumia 620 owner has got in touch with us to show how it's possible to take a number of shots with the Windows Phone (which doesn't sport the most advanced optics in the world) and create something rather impressive.
Those who reside in Russia will be able to further enjoy the improvements made to the overall user experience with the 1308 firmware update, which is now rolling out for the Nokia Lumia 620 in the region.
We’ve talked about the 1308 firmware for current Nokia Lumias that have been slowly hitting the market over the last few weeks. While most of the attention has gone to the Lumia 920, the Lumia 620 is also a part of that update and sure enough, we’re getting a lot of tips that it’s being pushed over-the-air as we speak.
From Germany to Malaysia to India, it seems that users are getting the firmware patch to help improve performance. While people are getting the new Storage Check to help manage their space, it looks like the Lumia 620 has a few specifics that were kindly detailed by Nokia support.
Ever felt like getting stuck into the Lumia 620? A video published by YouTube channel LE55ONS shows exactly how to disassemble, reassemble and fiddle with the insides. It's 27 minutes long and provides an in-depth walkthrough on what to do to achieve the task on opening up the Windows Phone, as well as identifying each component.
Stephen Elop was on a Finnish television show this week for an interview with Harry Harkimo, discussing Lumia Windows Phones. The Nokia CEO refused to answer questions about the upcoming Lumia 928, but did manage to get hold of the iPhone Harkimo had with him and immediately discarded the mobile phone. While it was never returned in the published clip, we can't imagine the device survived. It's no Lumia.
Should you not be aware of the deal shown in the photo above, the Lumia 620 is available at The Carphone Warehouse from just £14 a month. As well as the Windows Phone 8 device, the retailer is also bundling a free Windows 8 upgrade, which will provide some incentive to choose the smartphone over rivalling Android devices.
Nokia has announced that the Lumia 620 will be launching in Sweden and available from stores starting March 21st. The cheap and cheerful Windows Phone will be stocked in black, yellow and lime green (availability will vary between retailers and operators). The Lumia 620 is expected to be priced at 2500 SEK ($390).
Nokia has published a new video that shows off the Lumia 620 and how it can handle high levels of sound while recording. Much like we demonstrated with the Lumia 920 at a previous Nokia event in London, the company can pack some serious microphones inside its Windows Phones that help produce quality footage, especially when sound levels are higher than usual (concerts, etc.).
Microsoft's not the only company pushing out updates for Windows Phones, Nokia will also be introducing new software for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The new version (reported as 1232.5957.1308.00xx) includes further performance and stability improvements for supported hardware, as well as enhancements to the display during a call and with automatic brightness adjustment. The Lumia 620 is also receiving some love too.
Marko Ahtisaari. You should know that name by now, if not, add to your memory (we’ll wait). He’s the head of Nokia’s product and user experience design, which means he oversees how our Lumia Windows Phones ultimately look. From changing the chrome buttons to black ceramic, to the battery casing, to the overall feel of the device Marko and his team are the one’s doing it at Nokia.
In this latest clip, the designer takes a look at the Lumia 620, one of our favorite phones in a similar manner to the Lumia 920 video. In it Marko details what the goal of the 620 design was and how Nokia achieved it. While not much new information is revealed, you do get the sense once again of purpose in design here.
Nokia has published a new article on its Conversations Blog that goes into detail about the water resistant Lumia 620 case we looked at a few days ago. While it was considered a case, the team has confirmed that it is in fact a new shell that will replace the current cover on the Lumia 620. This will mean it will integrate well with the design of the Windows Phone. Best of all, it's grey.
Reside in India and own a Lumia 620 Windows Phone? It could well be your chance to meet one of the top football teams in Europe - FC Barcelona. Nokia India is running a competition that will see consumers who own the smartphone competing against one another for the opportunity to watch the team play and meet the players. So how does one enter?
It appears that a very few Lumia 620’s have already come off of the line with the latest firmware on board. That’s perhaps to be expected, but it also looks like it’s this firmware that will bring advanced Storage management, including the ability to clear temporary cache files in “other” storage.
Currently, most Lumia 620’s are on the 1250 firmware. A few days ago, 1304 began to populate Navifirm and sure enough within the last day or so, 1307 has appeared for one device/region. It is that 1307 firmware that brings this new ability (we know only because we’re on 1304 ourselves). The OS though is the same Portico 10211 as found on current Windows Phones.
If there was on market the affordable and adored Lumia 620 could make a large impact on it would be India, so it’s great to see that the phone is officially now available there for purchase. We reported a few days ago that the 620 was available from Flipkart for preorder at 15199 rupees, but now users can get it right from Nokia too.
The phone can be bought direct for 14999 rupees ($275 USD) and comes in all six colors, including white, matte black, magenta, cyan, yellow and green.
A "waterproof cover" for the Lumia 620 Windows Phone is on its way according to a tweet published by Sander Teunissen, sales manager at Nokia Netherlands. Think back to the waterproof Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone, but potentially sporting the Nokia brand and ability to take a cover off when it's not required.
One big benefit of the Windows Phone operating system is its ability to perform with aplomb on both low-end and high-end hardware. It can satisfy power users who always early adopters of the latest and greatest technology or be an affordable choice for emerging markets. That’s why when a device like the Nokia Lumia 620 goes up for preorder in India we can add another checklist towards a stronger ecosystem.
Developer advertising platform AdDuplex has released data for the month of March. The report is based on data collected from 389 different Windows Phone apps that utilise the AdDuplex SDK (v2). March 1st was the designated date for the data to be withdrawn and analysed.
So what's new in the report? Well, Windows Phone 8 is growing, but Windows Phone 7 still holds out strong and the Lumia 822 is evidently selling well.