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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: Why exclusive? Why?
By Schadenfroh on 10/4/2012 2:39:22 PM , Rating: 5
My guess would be the following:
* AT&T offered Nokia $$$
* Limited availability / production yield and it will launch on more carriers once production is at full capacity (around the time the exclusivity expires)
* Nokia launches a 920 Maxx model in a few months that is available on other carriers (original remains AT&T exclusive)
* No need to support CDMA for initial offering
* An AT&T exec might have false hopes of a return to the days when the iPhone was hot and only on AT&T


RE: Why exclusive? Why?
By B3an on 10/4/2012 3:20:25 PM , Rating: 2
Is this not an actual exclusive deal between both companies? Has it been confirmed or not? Because i think you might be right about limited availability .

If it's an exclusive deal it makes no sense at all though. It's always like this with WP phones. You either cant get them at all in your country or just one or two carriers have them. And then people say WP dont do well. It's obviously not because of the OS, thats great and gets great reviews and the best user feedback. It's simply because people CANT GET WP7/8 phones.


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