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Cyan Lumia 920 is indeed in the works, along with other colors; Lumia 820 will only be available in black

AT&T, Inc. (T), America's second largest carrier, has re-upped its commitment to Nokia Oyj. (HEX:NOK1Vannouncing that for the fall it would be the only carrier in the U.S. to receive the company's top-of-the-line Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset.

An official launch date was not announced other than "November" -- but previous leaks point to a Nov. 2 landing.

The Lumia 920 features a glove-friendly 4.5" WXGA (768x1280) curved glass capacitive multi-touch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 32GB of storage, 2000 mAh battery, integrated NFC, and built-in wireless charging using the Qi wireless standard.  

A teaser video hinted that a Cyan Lumia 920 was incoming, and indeed the AT&T press release says the phone will be available in "red, white, black, yellow, and cyan".

Cyan Lumia

AT&T announced that the second-rung Lumia 820 would also be coming to its network. But if you're in the mood for the Lumia 820, hopefully your favorite color is black, because that is the only color that handset will be carried in, for now.

Olivier Puech, president of Nokia Americas, cheered the pickup, stating, "We welcome AT&T's decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, which, when added to what we've witnessed in other markets, underscores the momentum behind our Lumia devices and the broader Windows ecosystem.  Our continued collaboration with AT&T is an important component for Nokia's success in the U.S. market."

Indeed, the partnership has proved mutually beneficial giving Nokia a hint of life and give AT&T a fallback now that its period of exclusivity for the Apple, Inc. (AAPL) iPhone is over.  Sales of the Cyan Lumia 900, the Lumia 920's "Mango" OS predecessor have been brisk, with the handset typically being out of stock earlier this year.

However, the exclusivity agreement may draw ire from customers and investors alike, as it inherently limits sales of the handset in the U.S. at a time when Nokia desperately needs to prove its Windows Phones can hold their own with the iPhone and Android.

Source: PR Newswire

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RE: arrrg!!
By Egglick on 10/4/2012 2:35:48 PM , Rating: 2
Nokia just committed suicide. These are their flagship phones, and the fate of the company is likely riding on them. The stupidity of making them an AT&T exclusive just blows my mind.

RE: arrrg!!
By salomonskier720 on 10/4/2012 2:49:36 PM , Rating: 2
Couldn't agree with you folks more. I was 100% in on Purchasing this phone but now that it is only coming to AT&T, I am out.

I was even considering biting the bullet and paying the price to switch to Verizon if I had to, but now that it isn't even being offered there I am devastated. The HTC phones look ok, but I was really into the Nokia :-( This just ruined my day/week... that is how excited I was for this phone. Maybe I am a nerd

RE: arrrg!!
By StevoLincolnite on 10/4/2012 2:56:42 PM , Rating: 2
You still have the option of buying the phone outright and unlocked and off a contract and use it with whatever carrier you want. :)

Mind you, I don't expect that to come cheap though.

RE: arrrg!!
By Pirks on 10/4/2012 3:16:37 PM , Rating: 1
Also some Nokia 920 will soon be sold on ebay unpacked for $200 off the MSRP, this is how I got my brand new HTC Titan for $260 and brand new _INTERNATIONAL UNLOCKED_ Galaxy Note for $440 (not the cut down US crap with shitty CPU they'd sell to tayb and salomon noobz hehe).

So these tayb and salomon guys are a just couple of whiny sad noobz, move along people.

RE: arrrg!!
By salomonskier720 on 10/4/2012 7:49:17 PM , Rating: 2
Pirks... Last time I checked Sprint and Verizon run on CDMA...

The only other viable carriers run GSM, such as ATT, Tmobile, etc. Do you think I am just anti-AT&T or maybe is it the fact that I want a good coverage in my area.

WOW you can use ebay to buy these phones?!?!? In case you are soft headed... I am kidding

So is it only noobs which enjoy having a network where they actually have coverage?

Flame on

RE: arrrg!!
By gamilonman on 10/5/2012 10:01:34 AM , Rating: 2
And, due to the dumb-ass nature of the US phone contract system, you get to pay a monthly subsidy whether you buy a phone or not, so you have to consider a wasted $~20-30/month of your phone bill going nowhere by buying off contract. That irritation alone is enough to want me to buy in-system (which is of course what they want, but it is what it is).

RE: arrrg!!
By jimbojimbo on 10/4/2012 4:33:12 PM , Rating: 2
Not every carrier. TMobile maybe but definitely not Verizon.

RE: arrrg!!
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 10/4/2012 4:37:32 PM , Rating: 2
I know! It's crazy that they'd repeat the mistake that Apple made when they first released the iPhone.

RE: arrrg!!
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 10/4/2012 4:38:40 PM , Rating: 2

RE: arrrg!!
By TakinYourPoints on 10/4/2012 6:02:46 PM , Rating: 2
It is a different time now. When the iPhone came out it was the first of its kind during the infancy of the modern consumer smartphone. Now there are the iOS and Android juggernauts, platforms so massive that they've more or less sunk RIM while also sinking Palm and Symbian.

What passed as platform availability before 2010 doesn't apply in 2012, WP needs to be available on more carriers now that mobile platforms are more mature and more competitive.

RE: arrrg!!
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 10/5/2012 12:56:01 PM , Rating: 2
I know, but people are calling this a "bad business decision" just because they don't want to use AT&T, not because it's objectively a bad business decision. I imagine that the reality is that there won't be enough stock initially for more than one carrier, so they went with the one that paid the most for exclusivity. Either way, people were gonna be disappointed when they couldn't get the phone at launch, so...

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