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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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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.

"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

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