Lumia 720

Should you be looking forward to getting your hands on either the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, and happen to reside in Australia you may wish to check out Allphones. The retailer has listed both Windows Phones on the website with an option to register interest for alerts and updates as to when the smartphones will be available for purchase. We speculate that it cannot be more than a few weeks away.

The Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 were announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year by Nokia. The Lumia 520 is the company's most affordable Windows Phone yet, but packs a punch with hardware that ensures a butter smooth experience is available. The Lumia 720 is a breath of fresh air, featuring a unique design approach from Nokia (that slightly resembles a HTC 8X) and mid-level specifications.

To serve as a quick reminder as to what we can expect to see from the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 Windows Phones from Nokia, the former sports a 4-inch LCD display (480x800), dual-core 1GHz chip, 8GB internal storage (with SD support), 512MB RAM and has a 5MP rear shooter. What's unique about the Lumia 520 is how Nokia has managed to include Sensitive Touch, much like what's available on the Lumia 920.It's a perfect choice for those who are new to the platform.

The Lumia 720 on-the-other-hand is a slightly more advanced mid-range Windows Phone. The unique design is coupled with a 4.3-inch IPS display (480x800), 1GHz dual-core chip, with 8GB internal storage (SD support included) and 512MB RAM. The added bonus with the 720 is the front-facing camera. This 1.3MP shooter joins the 6.7MP main camera on the rear of the device. Head on over to Allphones to register your interest.

Source: Allphones (Lumia 520 / Lumia 720); thanks, AngryNil, for the tip!