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Nokia reveals its Windows Phone 8 devices

Nokia has a lot to prove with its Windows Phone 8 devices. Nokia’s decision to go “all-in” with Microsoft’s mobile operating system hasn’t exactly paid off for the company yet, so this may be the last chance for the company to pull in new customers and grab market share away from industry heavy hitters like Google (Android) and Apple (iOS).
If you’ve been following the tech news sector for the past week, Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 announcements today shouldn’t come as a surprise. EVLeaks did its name proud and leaked specs, pictures, and accessories for both the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920 PureView. However, it’s nice to have that information now confirmed.

The Lumia 920 is the flagship model and features a 4.5” WXGA (768x1280) curved glass display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 32GB of storage, 2000 mAh battery, integrated NFC, built-in wireless charging using the Qi wireless standard, and of course, Windows Phone 8.

The polycarbonate body from the Lumia 900 is updated for Lumia 920 duty and is available in yellow, red, white, grey, and black. The phone features ceramic keys and camera surround to resist scratches. Interestingly, the Lumia 920 can also work with gloved hands.

JBL's Power Up external speaker can communicate with the Lumia 920 via NFC, and it wirelessly charges the phone as well.
The Lumia 920 features an 8.7MP camera (f/2.0)with a Carl Zeiss lens. The PureView camera used in the Lumia 920 captures 5x to 10x the light of competing smartphones and uses a floating lens that surpasses the image stabilization methods used by competitors according to Nokia.

PureView in action. A night shot using a high-end competitor's camera at defaut settins (left) verus the Lumia 920 (right). [Click to Enlarge]

Nokia also announced the Lumia 820, which features the same polycarbonate body. It has a 4.3" display (480x800), 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8GB of storage, microSD slot, NFC, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1650 mAh battery and all the added software functionality of the Lumia 920. 
The Lumia 820 also has removable shells that are available in different colors, so you can change the color of your smartphone to suit your mood. In addition, there will be removable shells available that add wireless charging functionality.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 definitely look promising, and we wish Nokia all the best in the cutthroat smartphone sector with these latest entries. With HP/PalmOS pretty much out of commission and RIM stumbling badly, only Windows Phone 8 stands a credible chance of taking on Google and Apple. Microsoft definitely has the money to push Windows Phone 8, but the question becomes if Nokia can deliver on its end as being a torchbearer for the mobile operating system.
However, Nokia isn't the only company strutting out new Windows Phone 8-based devices. Samsung has already showed off its aluminum-bodied ATIV S, which is a stark contrast from the polycarbonate bodies used on Nokia's latest wares. The ATIV S (available in 16GB and 32GB varieties) features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen and an 8MP camera.

Nokia Lumia 920


Nokia Lumia 820

Sources: Nokia Lumia 920 specs, Nokia Lumia 820 specs

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Nokia screwed up...
By MrBlastman on 9/5/2012 3:31:46 PM , Rating: 2
I like the phone, I think it is great. The features are awesome and it is what I hoped for.

Still, they screwed up by not providing us two important things:

1. Price.
2. When can we buy it (exact dates) as in order... and then when can we actually use it.

For these two reasons alone they royally screwed up. There is no motivation for buyers to monetize their impulse. Nokia should learn a couple things from the (gasp) Apple hype machine.

RE: Nokia screwed up...
By sviola on 9/5/2012 4:08:56 PM , Rating: 2
I think it will be available at the WP8 launch, which is around the same time as the Windows 8 launch. And the price will probably be what is expected nowadays for a flagship phone $200 on contract or $600-700 off-contract.

RE: Nokia screwed up...
By Kyuu on 9/5/2012 5:49:14 PM , Rating: 2
I'm thinking/hoping they may offer up the 920 for $100 on contract like they did with the previous Lumia. Top-of-the-line phone for half the price is a great way to drum up interest and sales.

RE: Nokia screwed up...
By Tony Swash on 9/5/12, Rating: 0
RE: Nokia screwed up...
By Tony Swash on 9/5/2012 7:23:47 PM , Rating: 1
This sort of stuff doesn't help Nokia

RE: Nokia screwed up...
By luhar49 on 9/6/2012 9:36:09 AM , Rating: 2
To announce it before iPhone launch makes sense.
Atleast people jumping for a iPhone will pause if they like the Lumia enough and wait out some more time.

They can't wait for something they don't know about.

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