Speculations as to what Nokia brings to the low end to tackle mass market have been rife for a long time. Nokia announced the Lumia 510 but the glory wasn’t going to last, considering it’s a Windows 7.5 device. In this side of the world, we value USSD transactions on which most mobile banking activities run, so it sure wasn’t gonna solve much for it, and it really isn’t a good idea to purchase a phone that will require another phone to accomplish some tasks that are considered quite basic.
That said, Nokia was naturally going to get something come at a lower price point than the Lumia 620 which is quite a good device. Hence the Lumia 520. Lumia 520 has been showing up in the rumour-mill, and this time it looks like something quite sure to be announced in a few days at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Four unannounced Lumia smartphones have been appearing in log files for an ad network called Adduplex, assumedly on network testing.
Alan Mendelevich of Adduplex tweeted a list of devices on Verizon network have been appearing on their server logs. The devices are Nokia RM-914 which he identifies as Lumia 520, RM-885 (Lumia 720) and two others RM-887 and RM-860. In my opinion, the two others could just as well be custom version of devices for specific carriers, or, you never know! A list of separate Nokia Lumia devices.
Something worthy to note is that Lumia 520 is expected to run 512MB RAM, 8GB Internal storage, 1GHz Dual-Core processor, 4 inch screen and a rear only camera at 5mp. Lumia 720 on the other hand, expectedly runs a 4.3 inch screen, 512MB RAM, 1GHz Dual-core processor, 8GB internal storage and 6MP camera with 2MP front. Either that or this is some wishful thinking from speculators.