Lumia 520: The true champion of Windows Phone OS

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Microsoft has announced that the budget Nokia Lumia 520 has seen over 12 million activations since it hit the stores in April last year. That is an awesome figure for a smartphone that does not sit at the top of the pecking order. Everyone knew that the Lumia 520 was selling in droves. But this is the first time that we have a figure.

Funny enough, we never got a unit to review here at MOBILITY, though I had a brief encounter through an early adopter. I liked the phone immediately. We felt it was so good that it was one of the first smartphones we offered in our Deal Of The Week.

If ever one singular smartphone can be regarded as the greatest champion of Windows Phone, putting it in the hands of enough people for the platform to get noticed and appreciated, that honour has got to go to the unassuming Nokia Lumia 520. This is the Nokia 3310 of Windows Phone and a phone that will always hold a prominent place in the history of the platform.