FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's Lumia 720 smartphone started shipping in the UK on Thursday, courtesy of the O2 network.
Just as it promised it would, O2 started selling the Nokia Lumia 720 today, with the handset now listed as being in stock.
Pay as you go customers can pick the handset up for £299 when bought with the usual £10 credit, while contract customers have an array of options.
For those after a free Nokia Lumia 720, prices start from £22 a month, a tariff that comes with a generous 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of monthly data. Those who don't mind forking out for the handset can sign up for a £17 contract with a £79.99 upfront cost, getting 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data per month.
The Nokia Lumia 720 isn't available to pick up SIM-free yet, but Clove is promising an 8 April release date.
O2's pricing is cheaper than we were expecting, and certainly not bad considering the phone's specifications. Announced at MWC, the Nokia Lumia 720 features a 4.3in WVGA screen with Clearblack display technology. This is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and is driven by Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.
The handset also features a 6.7MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics and HD video, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card and the usual array of connectivity options - Bluetooth, WiFi and HSDPA.
Check back soon for our full Nokia Lumia 720 review. µ
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