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Video from Nokia leaks hitherto unseen variant

A video from Finnish phonemaker Nokia Oyj. (OMX:NOK1V) seemingly leaks news that the Lumia 920 will be available in Cyan.

We already know that the Lumia 920 -- the Lumia 900's Windows Phone 8 successor -- is coming to Verizon in a variety of colors, including a cherry red:

What was unknown/uncertain was whether there'd also be a cyan (a bluish color, for the color-challenged) variant.  That was a hot question, given that the Cyan version of the Lumia 900 has by far sold the best on AT&T, Inc. (T).

A new video seemingly leaks the answer to that query -- yes.  Here's a screen grab from 0:38 which shows a cyan Lumia against a background of yellow squares.

Cyan Lumia
[Image Source: Direct Upload]

The current video has been "fixed" to remove the leak...

...with a yellow Lumia 920 appearing at that point.  However, numerous commenters noted the Cyan's appearance before it disappeared.

It's a fair hypothesis that the cyan version will be exclusive to AT&T, while the cherry red will be exclusive to Verizon (get it, "Big Red" gets a red Lumia 920, blue-logoed "Ma Bell" gets a cyan?).  Support for this hypothesis comes from AT&T's confirmation that it will be carrying new Windows Phone 8 handsets on Nov. 2.

Sources: YouTube, Direct Upload

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Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Pirks on 9/17/2012 4:41:08 PM , Rating: 4
Look at the poll results at the bottom.

Didn't expect this did ya children? ;)

P.S. Reclaimer will hate this tho :D

RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Mitch101 on 9/17/2012 6:07:46 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks Pirks. Im sure we can find many others that swing toward whatever side of the fence people prefer.

In all honesty I think they are all good devices with pluses and minuses to each of them. Check them all out and don't let the sales rep interested in a commission sway your choice.

Windows Phone is certainly a competitor and worth looking at and taking seriously. Windows Phone has the hardware and power of Android with the stability and performance of Windows Phone OS.

By Arsynic on 9/18/2012 11:49:18 AM , Rating: 2
It's obvious that Microsoft employees and guerilla marketers are slanting the polls.


RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Reclaimer77 on 9/17/2012 7:19:09 PM , Rating: 1
Assuming everyone was being honest, the Galaxy S3 is the oldest phone on that list. So it makes sense that on a poll asking "Which of these phones are you going to buy" on a tech blog, the Galaxy S3 would be behind. Simply because so many people already OWN one.

I know you're just trolling, but honestly, how accurate can this be? I have a hard time believing the Nokia 920 outsells the iPhone 5 by 36%, don't you?

RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By B3an on 9/17/2012 8:12:32 PM , Rating: 3
It obviously wont outsell the iPhone, no matter how superior it is. But it will be the first WP phone that sells well, many people are interested in it. And possibly the Samsung Ativ S as well, which is basically GS3 hardware in a nicer and higher quality body.

RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Pirks on 9/17/2012 8:53:46 PM , Rating: 1
Ya, paint me interested in ATIV S too. The only phone I'll be looking at this xmas, maybe will replace my wife's HTC Titan with it if I like it enough. Lumia 920, iPhone 5, BB10 and others - they all have screens that are too small for me with iPhone's being the worst offender LOL

ATIV S is smallish too but at least it's a bit larger than the rest with 4.8" screen. That's as large as ANY phone will get to really good size of 5" or 5.5" EXCEPT Galaxy Note of course. There's some LG phablet but looks kinda boring to me and 4:3 aspect ratio smells Apple too much :D hehe

HTC Elation is going to be QUAD CORE Windows Phone 8 by the way. Yeah, a quad, baby! At least something to pwn Reclaimers and similar Android trolls with hehe ;) Not that I wanna buy one, screen is too small but Mitch101 can get one and torture Reclaimer a little, why not? I don't think Reclaimer has a quad in his phone, don't ya Reclaimer boy? :)))

By Reclaimer77 on 9/17/2012 9:09:21 PM , Rating: 2
The only reason I haven't got an S3 yet is because I'm just absolutely fed up with Sprint, and am just waiting for my contract to end before I switch.

All honesty though my S2 does so well I don't even feel like it needs replacing yet anyway.

Mitch101 can get one and torture Reclaimer a little

Yes it IS torture putting up with his Windows Phone water-boy act :P

RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 5:49:46 AM , Rating: 3
Quad isn't vital in mobile given that the majority of user apps are single threaded anyway. Dual-cores obviously helps for apps that do take advantage of two cores, as well as for multitasking. The difference in mobile benchmarks and practical performance shows that the advantages of quad aren't there yet. Its like the Intel Core 2 days when getting a faster clocked Duo made way more sense than getting a Quad. The main reason quads are even viable in i-series desktops is Turbo mode and putting more power into fewer cores when running intensive single and dual threaded applications.

What will be exciting is seeing Windows Phone running on higher clocked SoCs. Unlike Android, WP and iOS are highly efficient operating systems, not to mention they use native languages rather than Java. Those are big reasons why you get comparable performance out of an 800mhz iPhone as you do with a 1.4ghz Android phone. It reminds me of watching a then top-of-the-line Atrix get smoked by WP running on much slower hardware. Android needs that extra horsepower to drive that OS. That and adopting LTE when they did are major reasons why Android phones went the "bigger" route in the first place. Gotta fit that battery somewhere.

So yeah, seeing a fast SoC finally powering Windows Phone will be pretty darn cool.

RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 1:22:03 PM , Rating: 2
Quad cores are for increasing battery life, not app performance.

But you're such a know-it-all, I'm sure this post was redundant and you're having a bad day?

By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 3:51:07 PM , Rating: 3
I am aware of that. The problem is that nearly every single person who brings up quad devices uses it as evidence of higher performance.

Context dude

RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 1:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
Unlike Android, WP and iOS are highly efficient operating systems

More unsupported attacks. Can you base this on hard numbers please?

Doesn't look very efficient to me. But you'll probably then blame the hardware, or a bug, or whatever else you need to support your false narrative against Android.

Android needs that extra horsepower to drive that OS.

Right which explains why every time an iPhone launches, it's the fastest phone made to date. They must need all that horsepower to drive iOS! TakinLogic wins again!

By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 4:01:11 PM , Rating: 3
Well, yeah, with WP you're talking about a performance cap based on a single-core Snapdragon. Rewind a year (when WP7 wasn't as hamstrung by hardware) and it was much faster and smoother than ostensibly faster hardware running Android.

Bad on Microsoft for not keeping up with advances on hardware, that totally is on them. As I said though, seeing WP8 running on newer hardware (FINALLY) should yield amazing results.

Right which explains why every time an iPhone launches, it's the fastest phone made to date. They must need all that horsepower to drive iOS! TakinLogic wins again!

Actually, they don't "need" all that hardware to drive iOS. An 800mhz iPhone wiping the floor with a 1.4ghz Android device is a common sight. Tighter hardware integration with the OS and better IPC from the hardware itself is why they could stretch it so much. This custom design with the A6 is another example of it.

At 1ghz the A6 won't be the fastest clocked hardware, but its still going to run circles around the latest 1.5ghz hardware in practical tests. Of course, clock speed isn't everything when determining performance, everyone on a tech site should know that. It applies to game consoles wringing more performance with less hardware due to being a more optimized and static platform, and it also applies to CPUs. The IPC differences between a higher clocked Pentium 4 and a "slower" i-7 are massive.

Again, efficiency.

Why not indigo/"dark blue"?
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 9/17/2012 4:06:26 PM , Rating: 2
Between cyan and the dark gray I'd probably have to go with the latter. I have to admit being intrigued by the bright yellow model, but I think I'd grow to dislike it over time.

RE: Why not indigo/"dark blue"?
By NellyFromMA on 9/17/2012 4:09:30 PM , Rating: 4
You don't want a banana phone? It's going to be a hit in the tropics lol

RE: Why not indigo/"dark blue"?
By Mitch101 on 9/17/2012 5:08:21 PM , Rating: 2
I like the yellow it would be easier to find when your trying to get out the door.

RE: Why not indigo/"dark blue"?
By Mint on 9/19/2012 2:33:39 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Why not indigo/"dark blue"?
By Nortel on 9/17/2012 4:33:53 PM , Rating: 2
I think that is the primary reason for 'covers' so you can easily change the color of your phone. If you are locked into a banana phone, after a short time you will be longing for something different.

It better be a lot better than the 900 or WP is over
By Chaser on 9/18/2012 9:28:35 AM , Rating: 2
I have no blind fanboi loyalties except to myself. I'll buy any brand of phone if it's the best for my needs.

About two months ago I made a regretful switch from a Galaxy S2 to a Lumia 900. And what a mistake that was. Yes the HUD like OS is nice but that was really the only advantage over Android.

The downsides were:
1. One browser only. Which can't save as. So much for on the fly podcast downloading.
2. No USB to go. Everything has to go through Zune software. Really? A "Windows" device?
3. No seperate notifications for two email accounts. really?
4. Crap camera.
5. Several more I can't remember at the moment.

I personally won't risk trying a Windows Phone again. But if it is to compete this next version better have some serious improvements.

Windows Phone is basically the iPhone for "informed" niche consumers that simply relish life disagreeing with as much choices as possible.

By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 10:20:39 AM , Rating: 2

By andrewaggb on 9/18/2012 11:29:52 AM , Rating: 2
I know... I've been holding off getting a GS3 to see if the iphone 5 or win 8 would be worth it.

iphone 5 was lame, so that's out... Win 8 has lots of potential, but it could totally suck. But if I don't find out for sure until Nov... by then the GS3 is getting old and I might as well wait for the GS4 :-).


By Chaser on 9/18/2012 12:03:36 PM , Rating: 2
I understand completely.

I want every phone to be great and successful. Just as long as us consumers will always have viable and competitive choices. But one manufacturer seems to believe that open market competition for their product iusn't ennough so they have to use the courts. To me this ultimately hurts us consumers.

Video still contains cyan 920
By abakshi on 9/17/2012 9:51:18 PM , Rating: 2
Nokia hasn't touched the video to "fix" it- if you scroll to 0:37-0:38 in your embedded video, you'll see the yellow 920 briefly turn cyan. Watch carefully- it's literally there for just one frame.

RE: Video still contains cyan 920
By chµck on 9/18/2012 12:33:49 AM , Rating: 2
you're right

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