Clove reveals Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 UK prices, availability

Clove reveals Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 UK prices, availabilityWell that changes things a bit. When the Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 were announced at Mobile World Congress on Monday, they were priced at €139 (£120) and €249 (£215) respectively.

That was a Europe-wide guide price, however, before taxes and subsidies. If you want to turn your interest into reality, you're actually looking at prices of £170 and £300.

That's what online retailer Clove is charging for the pair (well, a penny shy in each case). The Lumia 520 is available to order in both black and white, while the Lumia 720 will launch in black only.

In both cases it reckons the first stock is due to arrive on April 1, a great choice of date as it gives the perfect excuse should the whole thing prove to be nothing more than hot air. As it happens, though, Clove specifically points out that the prices and availability have been confirmed, and so unlike with pre-orders you will be charged if you go ahead (though you can still cancel up to the point of shipping).

Those real-world prices will surely dampen the enthusiasm a little considering they're the best part of 50% higher than the headlines were reporting earlier in the week.

Puts some context to talk of Nokia potentially producing an “even cheaper” Lumia device. It may just have to if it really has designs on the smartphone low end.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2013 at 15:31

That is... well, weird. Pretty overpriced, considering that those 2 models fill gaps no one even noticed?

rash  Feb. 28, 2013 at 16:47

Clove are just a bunch of cheats, I pre-ordered an item from them a while ago and they cancelled the item - stating out of stock. Then put the exact same item on at a higher price!

Wouldn't touch them with a bargepole!

Pondlife  Feb. 28, 2013 at 20:37

Doesn't surprise me, these places always seem overpriced.

smecky01  Mar. 1, 2013 at 07:02

The 620 is back in stock at O2 at £149.99. Wouldn't it just be the better option?

Pondlife  Mar. 1, 2013 at 07:57

Largely, though even better when it was 120 for a day


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