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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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820 in black doesn't matter
By Belard on 10/5/2012 3:56:48 PM , Rating: 2
The 820 in black doesn't matter really, since its BODY is a simple cover, designed to be easily replaced... it also doesn't need much of a protector either, eh? The whole phone is a body... why spend $20~30 for a protector when you can just replace the $20 body, with any color you want.




RE: 820 in black doesn't matter
By Alexvrb on 10/5/2012 11:35:41 PM , Rating: 2
I was just thinking this myself. Jason must have missed this "minor detail". Once you factor the replaceable shell in, I think the 820 has more colors available than the 920. I'm sure we'll see aftermarket ones with all sorts of designs, too.

Oh also, if you get an 820 and decide that you really wanted the Qi wireless inductive charging like the 920 has, you can get a shell that adds that to the 820 too. The 820 also has the advantage of a removeable battery and behind that an SD card slot (SD XC up to 64GB).

So if Verizon at least gets the 822 and HTX 8X, it's not all bad news.


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