Nokia Lumia 920 expected on Telstra in November

Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 expected to it Australian shelves in November
Nokia Lumia 920: Coming to Telstra in November

Nokia Lumia 920: Coming to Telstra in November

Nokia has confirmed that its hotly anticipated Lumia 920 Windows Phone will be sold through Australian carrier Telstra, while the Lumia 820 will be available through both Optus and Vodafone.

The new Lumia smartphones, both with 4G network capabilities, are expected to hit Australian shelves sometime in November. Nokia has not yet revealed pricing or a specific availability date.

Unveiled earlier this month in New York, Nokia is banking on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones to turn around its flagging fortunes in the high-end smartphone market. The devices will be among the first phones to run the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.

"Operators and retailers are throwing their weight behind our new Nokia Lumia smartphones and we appreciate their continued support," said Nokia Australia’s managing director, Steve Lewis. "So many consumers and businesses have already made the switch to Nokia Lumia and with the new range, we believe many more will follow suit."

The flagship Lumia 920 has a 4.5in display with a 720p resolution, boasts a number of camera features including a new optical image stabilisation system and has a built-in wireless charging system. Nokia confirmed the phone is compatible with Telstra's 1800MHz 4G network.

The smaller Lumia 820 is a mid-range smartphone. It has an 8-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, a microSD card slot for expandable memory and uses interchangeable backplates. It will also be compatible with the newly launched Optus 4G network.

Microsoft is yet to release all details of the Windows Phone 8 operating system that will power the Lumia phones, but the software is expected to be launched at the end of October. Among the new features include a completely new interface with support for small, medium and large tiles, more colour customisation options, built-in Skype integration, a data use monitor, and a revamped backup system that includes the ability to backup SMS messages.

In addition to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, Nokia says a "number of leading retailers" will sell the Lumia smartphones but the company has not announced specific details. Pricing, availability and colour range for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be announced at the end of October.

Telstra customers can register their details to receive more information about the Nokia Lumia 920.

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Comments

Damomian

1

Less talk, more Nokia (and Telstra) taking my money for a few 920 mobiles.

Ashbee

2

Actually looking forward to the Lumia 920. After being undecided about whether or not to 'upgrade' my iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5, I think Nokia have won me over instead!!

Pip100

3

It won't put me off buying the 920, but Nokia knows how to keep ppl hanging around waiting for release dates and pricing....

mixtrak

4

Definitely getting this. Really excited about the phone and OS, and even better will be having consitent ecosystem across laptop, PC, tablet and phone - all synced vie Skydrive hopefully =)

Well done Nokia, I have a good feeling about this! After thinking with my heart and suffering through two Symbian iterations I'm really stoked about what from all reports is a top-shelf OS and handset.

Fred

5

Love the phone. hate the wait. i waited for iphone 5, was thoroughly disappointed and i am now waiting for lumia 920. i think it will be worth it.

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