TELUS To Offer Nokia Lumia 520 From May 17

The Nokia Lumia 520 has already landed in Canada with Rogers and Koodo. A report now confirms that the handset will also launch on TELUS.

Nokia launched the entry-level Lumia 520 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona earlier this year. The handset has already reached many markets, including India, the U.S. and more, and now more Canadian customers can get their hands on the smartphone.

TELUS is the third carrier announcing the Lumia 520 in the country. Rogers is selling the handset for $199.99 outright and Koodo is selling the handset for $150 outright. TELUS will have a price tag of $149 for the smartphone. All three carriers will offer the handset for free on a three-year contract. TELUS will start offering the handset May 17.

Even though the Nokia Lumia 520 will be launching in black, customers can easily match the phone to their personal style with exchangeable covers in yellow, red and white available at local retail stores.

Currently, TELUS just has the Lumia 620 and the Samsung ATIV S in its Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphone lineup. The arrival of Lumia 520 will give more choice to customers looking for a WP8-powered handset from the carrier.

The Nokia Lumia 520 sports a 4-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution and 233 pixels per inch (ppi). The handset includes a1430mAh battery, which offers up to 360 hours of standby time and up to 9 hours and 40 minutes of talk time on 3G.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is the cheapest WP8 smartphone currently available and may be ideal for those customers looking to experience a WP8 smartphone that fits in a small to medium-sized budget. 

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