Nokia Italy pegs the Lumia 920 and 820 for mid-November availability, reveals pricing
UPDATE: Nokia Germany also outed a PR saying that the phones are arriving mid-November, but the SIM-free price of the Lumia 920 there will be EUR 50 more than Nokia Italy cites, while the 820 remains at EUR 499. Russia also announced its pricing, and it is 25,000 rubles (~$800) for the 920.
Nokia Italy has finally solved via a press release the biggest mystery around the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 - their pricing. Asked about the availability of both handsets, it issued a worded corporate statement, but also pegged the price of the Lumia 920 at EUR 599 (~$772) at launch, and the Lumia 820 for EUR 499 (~$643).
The Lumia 920 SIM-free pricing is about the norm for a flagship in Europe, just the way around $600 is about the norm in the US, so Nokia doesn't seem to be charging a premium for that optical stabilization camera and gloves-on touchscreen.
The SIM-free 16GB Galaxy S III, for example, has been cut at Expansys Italy to EUR 529 now, months after introduction, and the just-released iPhone 5 goes there for north of EUR 800, again for the 16GB version, whereas we have 32GB in the Lumia 920. The Lumia 920 and 820 will launch in Italy on TIM, 3 Italy, Vodafone and Wind.
The Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820 in Italy from mid-November
Nokia has announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 in Italy in mid-November 2012 in the shops of Telecom Italy, Italy Three, Vodafone and Wind . The Nokia Lumia 920 will go on sale at a price of 599 € including VAT, while the Nokia Lumia 820 will sell for € 499 inclusive of VAT .
" We are pleased to announce that on our new models, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, continuing the close cooperation between Nokia and Italian mobile operators who have decided to integrate them into their offer. A decision also based on the excellent feedback received from consumers in the current Lumia devices. In Italy, in particular, the increase in the market share of the Lumia range, gave us great satisfaction, and we believe that the innovative features that make these products unique and cutting edge today will be received with even greater clarity in the new devices that integrate extraordinary innovations in imaging technology, wireless charging and changing the display for an even fuller experience Windows ecosystem , "said Paola Cavallero , CEO Nokia Italy.
Nokia Lumia 920 offers the latest innovations in imaging of Nokia PureView . Thanks to the advanced technology floating lens, the camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to capture five times more light than the smartphone competitors without using the flash, producing sharp, clear photos and video both indoors and outdoors . It also compensates for movements of the hand when taking the photos.
Nokia Lumia 920 integrates a system of wireless charging, even Nokia City Lens, the most recent of location-based applications based on augmented reality that further enriches Nokia Maps. Along with the developments made applications Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport, services of the suite of location-based applications for Nokia provide the richest and most integrated experience of maps ever offered by a smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 920 is available in yellow, red, black and white.
The Nokia Lumia 820 offers high quality performance in a compact . Despite having the same unibody design of the Lumia smartphones to high-end, the Lumia 820 is characterized by a body completely interchangeable that not only allows you to choose from a wide range of colors , but also allows you to fit the device with wireless charging . Under the shell you can insert a micro SD memory card. The Nokia Lumia 820 is available in red, yellow, cyan, purple, white and black. Both models will be produced in variants pentaband HSPA + and LTE Ready .