French retailer sets the Nokia Lumia 920 price at EUR 650, throws in a free charging pillow

French retailer sets the Nokia Lumia 920 price at EUR 650, throws in a free charging pillow
While we still don't know what the Nokia Lumia 920 will be priced on/off contract in the US, the SIM-free pricing has already popped up in a few places in Europe, and it seems to be in line with your typical flagship smartphone launch there, that usually gravitates in the EUR 600-650 ballpark, unless it is an iPhone, where the floor in Europe seems to be EUR 800.

A French retailer is the next entity to place the Lumia 920 on preorder for EUR 649.90 (about $840), and even promises availability at the end of October. They also throw in the Fatboy wireless charging pillow in that price, but only for the first 200 preorders, so hurry up.

Given that Microsoft is expected to hold a launch party for Windows Phone 8 on October 29, that would mean the French are certain they'll have Lumia 920s in stock a day or two after, so here's to hoping.

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

nokia needs to hurry up

10. mobileharan

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

they need to get their prices right too ..

2. bragzter

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Yes they do. Some sources says the HTC 8x will be available on November 1st. Nokia can't let HTC launch first. Mid-November is too late, it has to be during the first week

3. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

too expensive!

11. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Calculate the functions and features 920 is offering, for that I don't think it is expensive. And if those functions are useless for you than obviously that handset is not for you. And if you still want those functions and don't want to pay the price of innovation, you have no respect of the cost of real innovation and you don't deserve such a piece.

18. mobileharan

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yeah .. The innovations deserve higher prices .. But for me to shift from Android(i mean leaving many of the important features of Android) to Windows they have to set competitive prices less than android or at the level of Android flagships ..

16. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Those are European prices! They tend to be more expensive compared to U.S. prices of the same devices.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm aiming for the 820...i just hope the price is decent enough for me. Else, i'm going Android.

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

For me it's 920 or Android.. But I'm ready to wait till Feb.. hoping for some price cut :)

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I can wait too, but i doubt there'll be a good amount of price slash by February...i think it will take atleast 6 months.

8. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Lumia 800 had a price cut 2-3 months after release

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, cool...let's see what Nokia comes up with.

7. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i like nokia's wp phone better than htc's. and was waiting for it. but at that price! might go for sony xperia T instead.

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

US subsidies will be sweet. Switching carriers for this phone.

13. papss unregistered

Isnt that a dual core phone for Sony? Looks great but being dual core its already behind and not even out yet

14. aquadust

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

99% of people do not need quadcore. and especially in WP8. that system is incredibly fluid, perhpas you can compare it to iOS. and dual core Krait 1.5ghz? it is sometimes faster than quadcores. HW specs are very nice for lumia 920, and you can as a bonus: pureview campera, OIS, incredible low light photo capabilities (iso 800 better than majority of compact cameras, I would compare it to lumix LX5!), polycarbonate unibody, ultimate sensitive touch screen made with cooperation of Synaptics that you can operate with anything you can imagine, wireless charging, NFC... those are features that even iphone5 does not carry! so I would say lumia 920 is pretty spectacular piece of technology, I would say those features are worth 650eur... iphone5 is around 800 (32GB)... yes it is a bit bulky and heavy, but actual reports from hands on reviews is that the phone feels very light in hand. 180g isn't that much for 4.5" and polycarbonate unibody with mechanical IS unit.

15. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

a bit expensive but i will surely get one

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The price factor will be the key to Nokia's success Nokia's New 2012 smart phone models are interesting let's list them = all are Lumia models, 920-810-820-822. if you count the Lumia 510 and 610 which are going to be Windows low cost smart phones running Windows 7.8 which will keep current Windows smart phone from going Obsolete because it appears Nokia will make low cost Windows smart phones using the Windows 7,8 OS thus keeping this OS alive. that means Nokia has produced 6 windows smart phones this year. wowo if Microsoft wants a "Surface" smart phone all thy have to do is have Nokia design them and make them an resell them to Microsoft to sell at their Microsoft stores and online

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