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Nokia Lumia 920 confirmed at $149.99 on contract by Nokia's mobile site

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Nokia Lumia 920 confirmed at $149.99 on contract by Nokia's mobile site
The Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 920 has yet to be introduced by AT&T even though the device is expected to be an exclusive for the carrier in the United States. Even without the official word from AT&T, we have a strong indication that the phone will be priced at $149.99 with a signed two year contract. Back in October, Best Buy started to take pre-orders of the device for $149.99 before the listing was removed. Auction site eBay also got into the act together with Best Buy on a pre-sale of the Nokia Lumia 920 that had the same $149.99 price. Both times, the off-contract price was listed at $599.

On a mobile browser, the Live Tile on top reveals the $149.99 contract price

On a mobile browser, the Live Tile on top reveals the $149.99 contract price

Nokia's mobile web site happens to show a Live Tile that on a PC comes up static. Look at it from your phone and the same tile shows the $149.99 two-year contract pricing for the Nokia Lumia 920. You can check it out by clicking on the sourcelink from a mobile phone.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is certainly priced to sell. At $149.99, the phone includes 32GB of native storage and a free wireless charging pad. You can be sure that quite a few of these phones will be found under the tree this year. AT&T is expected to launch the handset on November 11th.

source: Nokia via WPCentral

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posted on 04 Nov 2012, 04:50 13

1. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:13 13

3. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Nokia what?
Anyways that very sensible pricing by Nokia...at this price point it should sell like hot cakes...the only thing left now is to see how sensibly priced is the unlocked version

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 07:08 4

23. MeoCao (unregistered)


posted on 04 Nov 2012, 09:37 2

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

They surely do now... Befor they were great.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 09:38 7

35. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

i see what you did there...nice :)
I dont think Nokia sucks though...but the joke was good :)

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 07:14

26. JunitoNH (Posts: 1792; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Believe Amazon has it for $538.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 23:32

49. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Could you please provide a link for that? because ebay is honestly selling the factory unlocked version of this phone for 800 to 1000 dollars! Much like the iphone 5 :(


posted on 04 Nov 2012, 09:20 1

33. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Agree, this is a good price for that type of phone. Good job Nokia, MS.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 17:43 1

47. SleepingOz (unregistered)

is doomed?

"But does all this onboard technology make Nokia's Lumia 920 the best cameraphone on the block? Can it outdo the iPhone 5 in low-light conditions? Does it beat the HTC 8X, another new Windows Phone 8 handset? Is it good enough to replace a stand-alone compact camera? Answers below.

Surprising Stuff!

Actually, the answer to all those questions is no. The Lumia 920 didn't perform as well as expected in our standard set of lab tests for smartphone cameras. In fact, we were surprised to see that this phone isn't really up to much when it comes to taking photos."

"The colors can be odd – while most of the time we’re getting photos that look good, often they don’t appear to be “correct.” Have a peek at our Nokia Lumia 920 camera hands-on post (with bonus comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S III and see how diverse the photos can be. These color variations as well as the end result of photos that with one device appear to be much sharper than the Lumia 920 mean that we’ve got software at work here that attempts to create for you a finished image – not just something raw, but one that always looks “good.” "

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 04:55 13

2. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

So 1 iphone 5 or 2 lumia 920? ;)

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:14 16

4. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

if u want innovation > 920

wannabe cool > i5

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:24 1

7. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Yes, obviously innovation-packed, with the Nokia advanced smartphone OS, their Nokia custom SoC, and incredibly thin and light body housing top components.

It does have a nice camera and some nice proprietary apps, but that's it. Nothing is exactly revolutionary about it, it is fat and heavy, and the OS is bloated (~20 GB of free space? GTFO!).

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 11:20

39. ediedade (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

if some stood in long queues for iphone 5, which came with 2 year old specs then this phone is worth all the props it deserve

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 12:25 1

41. Skorpion (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

Are you afraid of something (Lumia 920 > iphone)?

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:23 7

6. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

if u want 5 row icons > iphone5
if u want unlimited customizable live tilles > 920


buy 920 and the wireless charger, iphone5 is still more expensive

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:15

5. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

rly cheap compared to europe -_-"

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 07:56

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

Its made of plastic.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 09:52 1

38. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

polycarbonate plastic which is also the same material fighter jets are made out of

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 13:03 1

44. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

if i put a jet engine on my phone...

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:33

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

iP5 is way much better. Better Cpu and Gpu Exynos @ PVRSGX

True the only good thing is the camera,

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:50 4

9. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

other good things in L920 screen,camera,durability,colors,MAPS,wireless charging,PRICE.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:55

17. Hemlocke (unregistered)

You are correct about the maps, and those maps, and the rest of the Nokia apps, will be wonderful additions to the iPhone 7 (Since the acquisition will take place too late because iPhone 6 engineering prototypes are already in use).

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 08:02 2

30. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

You are day dreaming :)

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 08:33

32. Hemlocke (unregistered)

No, that is no daydream. A $10 billion dollar market capitalization and flagging revenue streams, with a lot of valuable IP, sounds like a prime acquisition target. Hell, it would save Apple roughly $600 million a quarter to buy Nokia. There really is no tech company that could stop such a purchase, should Apple decide to undertake that course of action.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 12:00 2

40. Penny (Posts: 1648; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Yeah I'm pretty sure Nokia would sell to Microsoft before they would sell to Apple. Considering their market strategy and product offering, it would make absolutely no sense to sell to Apple.

And yeah, Microsoft does have enough cash lying around to bid higher than Apple would be willing to go to buy Nokia if it came to that.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:54 3

11. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

stay in your purple camera! and maps. dont forget about maps.
and that durable back plate. oh wait- its scratchable...

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:00 2

12. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

Your username pretty much suits your comments - TROLL

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 12:31 1

42. Skorpion (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

Yes, you are afraid of Lumia920 > iphone!
You, buy one and you notice facts!

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:02 3

13. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

Best price for the best smartphone

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:57 5

19. cGmC11 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

It's heavy!, It's thick!, It's limited app selections...but it's have better display (4.5" 332ppi vs 4" 326 ppi), better camera, wireless charging, non scratch policarbonate (sorry scratchy iPhone5), multiple color options (awesome matte CYAN color), killer price, awesome offline Nokia Maps (uff...iOS Maps) and much more innovative software than the iPhone5 that have the same old school looking software since 2007.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 07:11 5

25. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

good price...free wireless charging pad...awesome.should get 9.7 atleast

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 12:39 3

43. KParks23 (Posts: 619; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

Ha this is phone arena fool I can already tell u 8.5 the cons will be too bulky and heavy and no memory expansion... Mark my words don't forget what Site ur on it deserves over a 9!

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 17:06

46. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

haha true story :')

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 22:22

48. Shubham412302 (Posts: 431; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

hope my father will buy lumia 920 for me

i love wp8 but dont like wp7

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 02:31

51. DLUVPARMAR (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

The screen is an IPS model, and we were impressed with the quality. It's significantly better than the display of the HTC 8X, with very high contrast and deep blacks, leading to some seriously vibrant colours. The extra horizontal pixels, compared to the 720 we normally see on high-end smartphones, are particularly useful when viewing web pages in landscape mode.

We loved the design of the previous Nokia Lumia 800, with its polycarbonate unibody, and the Lumia 920 is another corker. It's a single piece of tough moulded plastic with a slightly convex screen, and looks fantastic. The phone will be available in black, yellow and red, and in white exclusively on EE - a nice change from the staid black and white options of most smartphones Like the HTC 8X, the Lumia 920 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and is just as blazingly fast as HTC's rival. We saw 906.9ms in the Sunspider JavaScript test, which makes this handset even quicker than our previous speed champion, the iPhone 5. Web browsing is as snappy as you'd expect. The phone managed a reasonable six hours and 56 minutes of video playback in our battery test, which is significantly better than the HTC 8X's meagre five and a half hours.

Windows Phone 8 has some notable improvements over Windows Phone 7. You can now choose how large Live Tiles are, so you can allocate more space to those with interesting information to show, such as Photos, and shrink those that don’t need so much space, such as Messaging or Internet Explorer. There's a new Kid's corner mode, which lets you select exactly which apps, music, videos or games you want your kids to be able to use when they borrow your phone, while locking out the rest of the handset's functions.

There's also the new Rooms feature. This is an admirable attempt to make it easy to share content with a select group of people, if rather tricky to get your head around at first. If everyone you want to add to your Room has a Windows Phone 8 mobile, it's easy enough; you just create a Room, select the person from your contacts you want to add and they are sent an invite to join. You can then share calendar appointments, photos and to-do lists with them from the Rooms app, and easily email all the members of the Room or start an instant messaging conversation. You'll still receive the emails if you have another kind of handset, but to see calendar appointments, shared photos and notes you'll need to log in to Windows Live's web services. Rooms also integrates rather well with Start Screen apps if you're running Windows 8.
As Windows Phone 8 is so locked down, Nokia is aware that it has to work to differentiate its Windows Phone 8 handsets from the competition. For this reason the Lumia 920 comes with some useful Nokia-specific apps. The excellent Nokia Music is still there, letting you stream a selection of music mixes for free or download them to your phone for offline play later..

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 02:35

52. DLUVPARMAR (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

Maps has had a significant update, and now supports offline content. You can download maps of the entire world to the handset, or pick and choose by country and region, so you can use maps abroad without spending a fortune on data. There's one caveat with Maps, though - the search function relies on a data connection, but if you're determined not to go online you can always find locations manually by panning and zooming.

Nokia has made a big deal about the Lumia 920's imaging capabilities. The phone's 8.7-megapixel camera has a lens with optical image stabilisation; a first for a smartphone. We found it was extremely effective at eliminating camera shake while filming video; we could walk around with barely any swaying motion. We also used an electric vibrating table to really test the system, but the image remained rock steady. When we filmed using other smartphones on the same table, the image wobbled all over the place. The image stabilisation led to some of the best mobile video we've seen. 1080p footage from the camera was well-exposed and clear, even indoors, and was significantly better than the video from HTC's Windows Phone 8X.

We were less impressed with the Lumia 920's still images, though. While these were well-exposed, colours were dull and photos weren't as sharp as we would like. There was also a large amount of noise reduction, but this led to a loss of detail. We much preferred the HTC Windows Phone 8X's images which, while overexposed, were much more vibrant and pleasing to look at.

Nokia has included one feature to liven up your pictures, though; Cinemagraph. This app takes a photo, then analyses it for movement. It then lets you choose which parts of the image you want to leave moving, and lets you scrub the image with your finger to increase or decrease movement. The animation then plays back in a loop, animated GIF-style. We found it amusing to create GIFs of friends or colleagues chewing, for example. Nokia claims that Facebook is working on a way to support these animated photos.

The Lumia 920 is another beautifully-made Nokia handset. It has a great screen, is hugely fast and has some excellent Nokia-only apps to enhance Windows Phone 8. The only disappointment is the lacklustre camera, but the phone records superb video. The handset is expensive, especially on an EE 4G contract where it will cost you £41 a month, and limited app support means it's still a big decision to jump to Windows Phone, but if you're willing to take the plunge the Lumia 920.

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