Nokia Lumia 520 becomes top selling Windows device

Nokia Lumia 520 becomes top selling Windows deviceThe Nokia Lumia 520 has risen in the ranks to become the top selling Windows device in the world. That means it has beaten other Windows Phones and even Windows powered PCs and tablets. The little Lumia 520 has proven that not everyone is looking for the top specs or the biggest displays as the venerable entry into the Windows Phone market has shown that a well priced product can win over a strong user base.

The Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile much like its international cousin has been blessed with an ultra affordable price, recently being offered for no more than $80 contract free.

For its low pricing the specifications are actually quite reasonable. The Lumia 520 and the Lumia 521 feature a 4.0 inch touch display, 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture and a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

In fact it is only the 512MB of RAM which limits the device compared to some of Nokia's flagships. For example, while the Lumia 520 received FM radio reception with the recent GDR2 update, it did not receive the new Glance screen feature which allows the phone to be woken up from sleep mode with two taps to the screen.

Microsoft itself has realized how important the Nokia Lumia 520 has become, not just for Windows Phone, but for the entire universe of Windows products. While devices like the costly Nokia Lumia 1020 flagship which was recently discounted as it struggles to keep up with Android and iPhone flagships, the entry level Lumia is making a bigger name for itself.

Microsoft seems to want to move forward, as the upcoming GDR3 update will bring quad-core and full HD support to Windows Phone 8. We would prefer Microsoft working on optimizing their platform and removing limitations for entry level devices and even allowing Windows Phone to work with single core devices like the old Windows Phone 7.x devices which have been left without any updates.

Microsoft is still not ready to compete with Android and iOS in the app department. Until they can do that, they should make sure they push their popular entry level devices instead of churning out powerful devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet which will end up having a very short shelf life.

source - Softpedia | WMPoweruser

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