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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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I could switch
By wickyman on 10/4/2012 3:27:36 PM , Rating: 2
My first "modern" smartphone was an iPhone 3G that I bought for a trip up north. I figured with all the traveling a GPS would be handy, and keeping my music, movies, and web all in one device, in my pocket at all times was way better than carrying around dedicated devices to do the same job. Since then I've had each iPhone released, at the time of release - except the 5, which I'm undecided on mainly because they didn't do a big camera upgrade.

Android up to this point has been very ugly and seemed like such a hack job, only the last 2 builds seemed to have brought beauty into the base builds and here's hoping aesthetics will become a bigger focus of apps for developers as well. Because yes, it is not enough that an app simply works, I do want it to look nice as well. The phones themselves have not really been that great either, there were a few that looked nice, but in my opinion the iPhones looked better. Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that...

But that is something Nokia and Microsoft have done here. Not only is Nokia able to pull of a great piece of engineering and design that I think really puts Apple and the Android handset makers to shame, but I tip my hat to Microsoft for coming up with a wonderful interface that is not only easy to navigate but looks very nice as well. A recent trip my local Microsoft store proved that to me.

I really hope phones like this are the savior of Nokia and with such decent hardware at it's base and Windows Phone 8... I think ATT might see me away from my iPhone and into one of these if they let me keep my unlimited data plan.

Microsoft REALLY needs to start getting very aggressive with their app store though. Start courting developers with big money, relax the policies that are pissing them off, and just get positive news in the press. Right now my biggest fear for switching is that all the apps I need wont be available, and to be honest that is not a big list of apps.




RE: I could switch
By Pirks on 10/4/2012 3:42:35 PM , Rating: 2
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Not only is Nokia able to pull of a great piece of engineering and design that I think really puts Apple and the Android handset makers to shame
Well I also read multiple reports that HTC 8X is really really sweet and sexy, very high build quality and is a pleasure to hold, so maybe you gotta check 'em out sometime.
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I tip my hat to Microsoft for coming up with a wonderful interface that is not only easy to navigate but looks very nice as well
This is why MS is following Apple's footsteps and building up its retail presence everywhere with multiple new store openings recently and a LOT of smaller kiosks being set up in most popular US malls this holiday season. They will show off their new slick Win8 and WP8 stuff which should drive sales, given proper marketing and big pushy ads campaign Apple style.
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Right now my biggest fear for switching is that all the apps I need wont be available, and to be honest that is not a big list of apps
This was my fear before going WP7 too but I found that there are tons of smaller independent developers that make money by producing clones of popular apps like Instagram. Then I found recently that bank apps like Chase are being released to WP7 as of now, so... situation with apps is probably improved now to the point you should be able to switch w/o any problems but you better read some WP7 forums to be sure. They are abuzz with people offering good replacements for the "official" apps like Instagram that are sucking Apple too deep and are very slow in transitioning to WinPhone.


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