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AT&T introduces Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820; sales to start next month

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2012, 10:29 posted on

AT&T announced on Thursday that it will be carrying both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 devices; the models will go on sale sometime next month although an exact launch date and pricing information was not released...

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:40

53. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Yeah your first line is correct. Apparently I forgot to put a few words before clicking the save button and dozed off.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:30

29. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


i have to disagree with you Doug. for example here in India SAMSUNG outsells everything else with a big margin. the reason is they launch their top phones in India asa they do in international markets. hell we got SIII before US. Note II is already here.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:22

42. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I thought India was about even with Nokia and Samsung, hence the attention Nokia gives for the Asha line?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 17:25

48. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Partly true... Nokia is selling good, but only next to Samsung. The Asha series isn't just because Nokia has a good sales record, but i think it's main cause was to find something for customers in budget level phones. And also a way for Nokia to refurnish the S40 series...to touchscreen, maybe. But Android is slowly taking over. Even those with no knowledge of how Android works, wants it. Someone once asked me if my sister's phone has Android in it. I simply smiled and nodded... There's no Android in the phone, i mean Android is the phone, right?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:48

54. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


So are we supposed to buy Asha phones because they offer better VFM? How about actually reducing Lumia 900s price?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:06 2

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nokia should have branched out the Lumia 920 for strong sales. AT&T and its exclusivity will have an impact on its sales...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:16 2

14. cdgoin (Posts: 542; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Booo... AT&T YOU SUCK !!! IT SHOULD NOT BE AN EXCLUSIVE MS / NOkia is killing itself with being exclusive..

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:36 1

32. timepilot84 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


MS didn't make this deal, Nokia did. I think it's a mistake but don't blame MS for this foolishness. They've got enough on their plate already.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:39

39. Gawain (Posts: 420; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Given Elop's history with MS, it's not much of a leap to know there isn't much daylight between the two companies right now. WP isn't a free OS, so whatever agreement there is between the two companies, it will keep them joined at the hip for a while.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:27

15. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


I'm pretty sure this will only be exclusive for 45 days....Verizon already said that they will carry a Nokia Lumia phone, but we just don't know when.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:55

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


VZW has been 'allocated' the 800 series (L820?). Don't expect many Nokia sales on VZW. Look for more sales of HTC and Sammy WP8 phones.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:38 2

33. timepilot84 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


If Verizon doesn't get an equivalent to the Lumia 920, Nokia is dead to me. I hope they get socked in the coin purse.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:24 1

21. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What a dumb move. I love Nokia, and Windows Phone, but this is not a way to get market share. Look at the Galaxy S2, S3, upcoming Galaxy Note 2, and, yes, even the *bleep*ing iphone: multiple carriers, oodles and gobs of sales. Same applied to the original RAZR back in the day. Nearly every carrier had one, and they sold tons.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:28

22. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Considering the Apple products sold exclusivly on ATT did so well, I dont see how ATT is all that bad? Still ATT is outselling VERIZON and SPRINT put together on the Iphone 5? Now there must be something keeping ATT in business.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:54 1

24. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


First off camera is 8.7mp... Something that definitely would not just slide by had this been anything but a Windows Phone article.

Second, I do not believe that the Nokia Lumia 920 will remain an AT&T exclusive for long. The release said that the experience would be an exclusive phone for the holiday season. I am hoping that Nokia and AT&T agreed on terms for exclusivity for a certain time period.

If my hunch is incorrect, and the Lumia 920 remains a AT&T exclusive, I can see not only Nokia, but Microsoft and the entire Windows Phone platform hurting a lot in the US market.

I understand that there will be choices to go with HTC and Samsung, possibly more manufacturers later on... But there are many customers that would dismiss the 8X and the Ativ S and would go for other offerings (non Windows Phone) if the Nokia Lumia is not available to them. These are the non-OS-caring consumers that want a high end Nokia (and the Lumia 820 just would not due).

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 13:50 2

28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"But there are many customers that would dismiss the 8X and the Ativ S and would go for other offerings (non Windows Phone) if the Nokia Lumia is not available to them."

Which is why blanket carrier exclusives generally are not a good idea for the handset manufacturer.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:43 1

40. Gawain (Posts: 420; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


It is often the best way to get the carriers to commit to a sizable marketing initiative though. Unfortuately, I don't recall AT&T's efforts on the Lumia 900 to be all that memorable. Nokia and MS could have approached VZW and could have worked a "droid" redeux for WP. Look how effective that was!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:26

43. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@Gawain (cool name btw): There were some considerable efforts from Nokia, Microsoft, and AT&T on the marketing front. Smartphone Beta Test, a few concerts, giveaways, and there was a few AT&T ads, more memorably the one with the guy trying to impress the female coworker with his pretty cyan Lumia 900, then he got lost in his admiration and the meeting leader had to get his attention. Not the greatest ad ever, but it was out there

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:36 1

31. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Why can't any good windows phones come to Verizon. If you want to make a phone exclusive to a carrier shouldn't you make it exclusive to the largest one (Verizon)

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:39

35. timepilot84 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Because Nokia engineers are too lazy or too stupid to make a CDMA/LTE phone?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:28

44. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They've made CDMA phones in the past. CDMA is bass-ackwards though, and shrinking in popularity. Nokia has some of the best phone engineers on the planet, if not THE best. Read their Beta Labs and Conversations blogs for a glimpse at what they do.

Also, and more likely, verizon's model is still in development, or verizon didn't want to spend the money for it, or they got a deal with samsung for the ativ s or something else

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 17:22

47. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Partly true... Nokia is selling good, but only next to Samsung. The Asha series isn't just because Nokia is has a good sales record, but i think it's main cause was to find something for customers in budget level phones. And also a way for Nokia to refurnish the S40 series...to touchscreen, maybe. But Android is slowly taking over. Even those with no knowledge of how Android works, wants it. Someone once asked me if my sister's phone has Android in it. I simply smiled and nodded... There's no Android in the phone, Android is the phone.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 17:55

49. awaitingandroid (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


Okay Nokia there's another mistake if you wanted sales you wouldn't make exclusive to carrier that's just dumb.Look at the GS3 all the carriers have it and what does it do it sales a lot.I really wanted this phone but because I'm not on AT&T the HTC 8X is my phone

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 23:28

52. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Good luck Nokia selling your 2 phone on one carrier against, well established iPhone 5, note2, one x+, and GS3. Good luck Eflop to your one carrier exclusive strategy. Thanks for not listening to your supporters.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:25

55. papss (unregistered)


I will be getting this phone on day one period. If it were on big red i would jump.. since its on my preferred carrier im happy

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