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The Nokia Lumia 520 now available in Canada


Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone

TORONTO, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Nokia today announced that the Nokia Lumia 520 will be available to Canadians across three carriers, including Rogers, Koodo and TELUS. This innovative and affordable smartphone offers free navigation and exclusive digital lenses, features normally found in high-end smartphones.

The Nokia Lumia 520's 5-megapixel autofocus camera uses the same digital camera lenses as those on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920. The Cinemagraph lens adds simple animations to still photographs, while Smart Shoot creates a single, perfect shot from multiple images, even removing unwanted objects from the picture. The Panorama lens provides an easy way to capture super-wide-angled photos of any beautiful scene.

It packs a punch with the 1 GHz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor, making it possible to share photos and any other content at very-fast speeds. There is also plenty of room to store photos, with 8GB internal memory - double most smartphones in this price range - and support for micro SD cards up to 64GB. What's more, the sensitive 4-inch touchscreen allows you to use the phone even with gloves on or with your fingernails.

"By offering better experiences at a more affordable price, the Nokia Lumia 520 is a perfect phone for Canadians wanting a taste of some of that high-end innovation that Nokia is known for without the high price tag," said Matt Rothschild, Vice President, Nokia North America.

The smartphone also provides free access to the world's best maps and location experiences, including HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transport. These applications offer extensive mapping services such as search, satellite, journey planner for public transit, downloadable maps for offline use, and more.

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

The Nokia Lumia 520 is available today at Rogers (please visit rogers.com for full pricing details). The device is also available at Koodo on May 9(th) in black for $150 or $0 on the tab. On May 17(th), it will be available at TELUS in black for $149 with a TELUS pre-paid plan.

About Nokia Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

To download images of the Nokia Lumia 520, please visit http://press.nokia.com/

TM, © 2013 Nokia.  All rights reserved. Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Windows Phone is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. Other third party products/names are TMs of their respective owners.

Media Enquiries: Stacey Grimshaw (on behalf of Nokia) stacey.grimshaw@ketchum.comst / (416) 355-7426

Image with caption: "Nokia Lumia 520 on Rogers (CNW Group/Nokia Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130508_C4660_PHOTO_EN_26498.jpg

Image with caption: "Nokia Lumia 520 on TELUS (CNW Group/Nokia Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130508_C4660_PHOTO_EN_26499.jpg

Image with caption: "Nokia Lumia 520 on Koodo (CNW Group/Nokia Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130508_C4660_PHOTO_EN_26500.jpg

SOURCE: Nokia Canada

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