Nokia Lumia 620 Finally Launches In The U.S., Available For $179.99

Fans of Windows Phone 8 will be delighted to know that Nokia has finally launched its budget-friendly Lumia 620 in the U.S.

The Lumia 620, which was announced in December 2012, is now available for purchase in the U.S. via relatively new carrier Aio Wireless.

"Today we're happy to announce that the colorful and critically acclaimed Nokia Lumia 620 is finally coming to the U.S. Available now on Aio Wireless, the Nokia Lumia 620 will bring a fully featured smartphone at a price that will be attractive to a whole new audience," notes Nokia Conversations, the official blog of the Finnish company.

The Lumia 620 is already available in several European and Asian countries and the popular WP8-powered smartphone will soon be unleashed on consumers in the U.S. However, a downer is that since Aio Wireless' services are currently limited only to the Tampa, Fla., Houston, Texas and Orlando, Fla. areas, those living outside these regions will not be able to get their hands on the smartphone.

On the other hand, if you happen to be in any one of the above-mentioned Aio Wireless markets and are looking to jump on the WP8 boat, the Lumia 620 could well be up your alley.

Aio Wireless is offering the Lumia 620 for $179.99 outright and rate plans start at $55 per month. The carrier is offering the smartphone with the cyan shell, but customers have the option to swap it for violet, green or yellow from Aio Wireless retail stores for no cost.

"When you first buy your Nokia Lumia 620 it comes in cyan, but Aio customers can exchange their shell for violet, yellow or green for no extra charge at Aio retail stores," reveals Nokia.

The Lumia 620 features a 3.8-inch ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 246 pixels per inch (ppi). The smartphone measures 4.54 x 2.41 x 0.43 inches and weighs 4.48 ounces.

The Lumia 620 also has 8GB of internal memory (with the option to expand to a further 64GB using a microSD card). A 1GHz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor fuels the smartphone which touts a 5-megapixel primary snapper and VGA secondary camera.

A 1300 mAh battery powers the Lumia 620 and offers support for 9.9 hours of talk time and 330 hours of standby time on 3G. The handset also supports 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC.

To pick up the Lumia 620 from Aio Wireless, head to the carrier's website.

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