Nokia Lumia 620 UK release date tipped for January 28 (by Clove)

Nokia Lumia 620 UK release date tipped for January 28 (by Clove)How many different Lumia smartphones do we have now? I make the Nokia Lumia 620 the… eighth. Probably. Five Windows Phone 7, and three Windows Phone 8. Give or take.

In any case, online retailer Clove reckons it’ll have stock of the Nokia Lumia 620 (launched in December) from the week commencing January 28. Heck, that’s just over two weeks away.

Clove makes the announcement on its official blog, promising: “During week commencing 28th January we will be receiving the first stock of the Nokia Lumia 620 in Black colour.” Ah, here we go again with the colours.

Nokia Lumia 620 price will of course be crucial, and Clove is asking for £226.80 (including VAT).

As for Nokia Lumia 620 specs, it runs Windows Phone 8 on a 3.8in display (480 x 800), with a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 5MP rear camera, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage (augmentable via microSD).

Other Nokia Lumia 620 features include Smart Shoot (select the “best faces” from a series of shots), Nokia City Lens (augmented reality type stuff), and free music streaming with Nokia Music.

Who’s buying one?

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Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:06

Still don't understand the 512mb ram, how much could it possibly cost to double that.

satchef1  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:15

Individually? Peanuts. Across a few hundred thousand handsets? Quite a bit. If it saves £1 per handset and they sell 100,000 handsets then that's £100,000 saved. Not an insignificant sum.

Had a similar debate at work when they stopped ordering pre-punched reams of paper. Loads of people complained on the justification that the price difference isn't that big (~20p per ream). The answer that came back was simple; the change saves the company £35,000 per year. What seemed like an insignificant saving to the individual was actually a really large saving in the grand scheme of things.

Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:19

And if stops them selling as many it'll cost them much more. Spec just doesn't weigh up for the price.

moonmonkey  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:52

Yeah stupid thinking satchef1.

That really is not a lot of phone for the money...

Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 17:01

Had a similar debate at work when they stopped ordering pre-punched reams of paper. Loads of people complained on the justification that the price difference isn't that big (~20p per ream). The answer that came back was simple; the change saves the company £35,000 per year. What seemed like an insignificant saving to the individual was actually a really large saving in the grand scheme of things.

But how much time is spent by staff punching holes in the paper? And how much is that time worth?

If your company was the one selling the paper and didn't want to punch the holes for free it would be a more similar comparison.

Even more so if other companies were punching the holes and still selling similar paper for 40% less...

satchef1  Jan. 12, 2013 at 00:51

But how much time is spent by staff punching holes in the paper? And how much is that time worth?

The time is only worth what you pay for it. The change has caused no noticeable drop in productivity, and hasn't resulted in any changes to the labour budget. Has it cost us anything? If the staff were 100% productive, then yes. However, they aren't. I'd wager that Janice and Sally can punch paper while nattering about what happened on Corrie last night.

And if stops them selling as many it'll cost them much more. Spec just doesn't weigh up for the price.

It certainly doesn't. But this is the UK, and we have access to surprisingly cheap high-end mobile phones. Very few budget smartphones makes much sense over here, yet they go on to shift in large quantities elsewhere. The Asha range evidently did very well, and reports suggest that the Lumia 610 and 510 made up a not insignificant proportion of those 4.4M Lumia sales last quarter.

Doesn't the same discussion happen on every budget handset thread?

Pondlife  Jan. 12, 2013 at 01:04

No usually the spec does weigh up for the price better on budget end, not that these are yet in the budget end of the market anyway. Those x10 phones were rather cheaper than this..

£228 for this or £210 for S2....

If those did make up a significant proportion they are really in trouble...

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