Nokia aiming for November 2nd AT&T launch of the Lumia 920

Nokia aiming for November 2nd AT&T launch of the Lumia 920
After watching Nokia show off some sexy new hardware at their press event Tuesday, many of you were left with one important question: When can I pick one up? Two independent sets of tipsters have pointed to November 2nd as the target date for launching the Lumia 920, Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, on AT&T. It’s also possible that the Lumia 820 could launch in the same time frame.

According to a report on The Verge, Nokia is working in earnest with Microsoft and AT&T to get all of the necessary testing and certification out of the way – a process that is more difficult than normal because WP 8 hasn’t hit RTM status yet (when the final version is released to manufacturers). That means Nokia, already viewed as more of a hardware company than a software one, has a moving target when it comes to integrating their shiny new Lumia phones with Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system.

Like any phone the date could slip later into the year if there are any hiccups during that process – considering how often we devices delayed from their target date we might even consider the possibility likely. We especially think the Lumia 820 may not make that date, as it was only mentioned by one set of tipsters, and if there is a choice to be made with limited company resources we suspect that Nokia would quickly sacrifice the launch date of the 820 in order to push out their flagship device.

Early November would actually be quite a rapid turnaround – basically 6 weeks from getting the final OS to get through integration, carrier testing and certification, and full distribution. But despite the odds Nokia and Microsoft are under a huge amount of pressure to get the devices out – November 2nd is already getting into the holiday shopping period, and they will already be releasing after the new iPhone, and possibly against several Nexus devices. Having the date slip into late November or even early December would be understandable from an engineering perspective, but would put them in an unacceptable hole when it comes to market position.

Quite simply, neither Microsoft nor Nokia can afford for their phones to push back any further. We’ve said repeatedly here at PA that Windows Phone provides a nice alternative take on a mobile OS, and we always believe that more competition is a good thing. So we’re all pulling for Nokia to hit that early November target, but they may face an uphill battle to do so.

sources: The Verge, TechRadar

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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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63 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If it only had a SD CARD I'll pass. but i still love the YELLOW. Just wish NOKIA would support Android then I would REALLY BUY their phones

16. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

I wonder why would people always wish for what is not in the phone instead of being satisfied with how good it is..

44. robot9001

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

what is good in this phone? so i pay big money to look like a clown?.......with this phone i would also buy a big clown nose and the bluetooth nokia released

46. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Dude, just get the black one...no problem.

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I am satisfied with it. but it doesn't have a SD CARD. and my last comment was only a dream.

60. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

2. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

This phone is incredibly desirable, with its design, screen, camera and all the other bells and whistles. And I'm sure to pick one up. However, Nokia should have been able to give a launch window on Wednesday, together with a price. Why were they not able to do that? And please Nokia, next time you reveal a phone that basically crushes anything currently on the market, launch it like you mean it. Those low confidence, monitor reading presenters did not do the product justice.

4. SleepingOz unregistered

"next time you reveal a phone that basically crushes anything currently on the market" Nice one! LMAO!! xDD

5. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Which phone has a better design, screen resolution, screen sensitivity, camera, has wireless charging etc then? Name one?

10. SleepingOz unregistered

I think you forgot to mention processor, RAM, battery and memory storage in your question, innit?

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

@SleepingOz...Do you get pay for bashing Nokia??? Let me guess, you just don't have anyhting better to do, Right?.Go read a good book and fill you brain with knowledge..Friedrich Nietzsche will help you change your stupid mind.

14. SleepingOz unregistered

Am I bashing Nokia actually? I was just laughing at Veigald's joke. Can you please quote the part where I'm bashing Nokia? How am I being stupid exactly? It's funny, coming from someone who couldn't write down his thought in a single comment. You seem mad, bro.. Allow me to return you the advice. =]

18. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Lol...Don't worry, I'm not here to start a fight. The reason I say you're always bashing Nokia is because of your previous comments on other posts about this Nokia phone. I think we would all appreciate if you could be a little bit more objective. By the way, I really recommend you to take my advice ;)

24. SleepingOz unregistered

That's what I thought! Calling someone stupid and not being able to give a valid reason makes you the stupid one. Well, you need your own advice more than me.

30. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Someone who bashes a company just because he doesn't like the phones they make seems more stupid to me ;)

35. SleepingOz unregistered

So according to you, bashing a company that CHEATED on its customers is stupid. Then what about someone taking the defence of that exact company? LMAO!

39. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

So according to you, Nokia cheated on its customers. Who has bought a Lumia 920? As far as I know the phone hasn't even been released yet, on top of that, Nokia never said that those videos or pics were taken from the Lumia 920, they were just showing how the technology works. It's funny how a person that doesn't like this company felt offended by those ''supposedly false'' advertisements.

52. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are saying that nokia apologize for something they haven't done? funny fanboy lol

55. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

No, I´m saying Nokia apologize because they´re not Apple. Fandroid :p

61. SleepingOz unregistered

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG seriously? Like it or not, they've been found cheating TWICE, that's why they apologized. In denial, biased fanboy!

12. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

So you agree that the Lumia 920 having the best screen, camera and design then, since you were not able to name any better phones? Processor and RAM is less comparable across platforms, since various OS's have various needs. Screen, camera and design are comparable regardless of OS. Which phones sport a better package then?

19. SleepingOz unregistered

IPS LCD is not what I call the best screen, the best pixel density may be.. AMOLED Clear Black display would've been better. And screen sensivity can be tweaked on multiple devices running on custom ROMs. Best camera is not sure yet, I'm still waiting for independant reviews as Nokia was found cheating! You mean aesthetic by design right? As I wouldn't call 185g and 11mm thin the best design. Also aesthetic is subjective, the new glossy finish looks cheap to me. I prefer the old white Lumia900 with its matte finish. Also the XPERIA LINE, the One X and the Cloud Mobile have better aesthetics imho. "Processor and RAM is less comparable across platforms" Not really, more RAM allows you to run more apps in background. The more apps you have running in background, the more processing power you need to run them. It's called Multitasking with no "pseudo" in front. And oh what about memory storage? Each phone has its pros and its cons, A "phone that basically crushes anything currently on the market" needs to have no cons at all! So your statement is irrelevant and biased if it wasn't a joke!

23. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

You're wrong, The Lumia 920 is 10,7mm thick same as the Nokia E73. In comparison, the iphone 3GS is 12,3mm. Also, the White Nokia Lumia 900 has a glossy finish too. The phoen might look cheap, but onece you hold it in your hands it feels really premium.

26. SleepingOz unregistered

Wrong by 0.3mm, seriously fanboy chill out! Comparing it to 3years old phones isn't flattering. LMAO!

33. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

You seem to be having difficulties with numbers, or did you phone force closed on you??? Lol

58. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

the white lumia didnt have matte finish...it had the same glossy finish other colours had matte though

13. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Even if that is true, my SINGLE core wp7 still runs smoother than most dual core android devices Im sure this dual core wp8 will still be smoother than even quad core adroid devices. specs don't mean much

17. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

True, Android phones won't be even nearly as smooth as WP7.5 if they don't have those dual-core and quad -core processors, but yet Android is very functional.

20. SleepingOz unregistered

JB Project Butter run as smooth as WP7 and ios on the GNexus.

28. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Yeah barely. wp7 has been running this smooth since its release, how many tries did android need to get it right? :)

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