As one of the emerging markets, and a terribly big one for that matter, China just can't be overlooked on Nokia's strategic roadmap, especially the entry and middle segments of the market. Now the company is busy preparing for the release of both Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 in China.
The entry-level Lumia 520 will be available "by the end of March", which translates into some time close to NOW. The retail price is about CNY 1,299 (US$ 210), which would be cheaper than the HKD 1,788 (US$ 231) standard in Hong Kong.
Lumia 720, the mid-range phone with an awesome camera, will arrive a bit later, by "the middle of April". The Chinese retail price will be CNY 2,399 (US$ 387), on par with the HKD 2,988 (US$ 385) price tag in Hong Kong.
Nokia had been the absolutely dominant smartphone brand in China until the rise of Android. With varied devices made available at more price points remarkably fast, the Finnish company is working steadily (and slowly) toward restoring its past glory.