Telstra announces Nokia Lumia 920 pricing but no firm launch date

Lumia 920 will be available for $5 per month on Telstra's $60 Every Day Connect Plan, pre-orders to open next week
The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available through Telstra from "late November".

The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available through Telstra from "late November".

Telstra has announced Australian pricing for Nokia's hotly anticipated Lumia 920 Windows Phone but the device isn't expected to officially be available until the "end of November".

The telco announced today that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available for $5 per month on Telstra's $60 Every Day Connect Plan over 24 months. The plan includes $600 worth of calls and MMS, unlimited text messages to Australian numbers and 1GB of data per month.

Additionally, the Lumia 920 is $0 upfront on Telstra's $80, $100 and $130 Every Day Connect Plans, all over 24 months.

Despite the pricing announcement, Telstra hasn't yet opened pre-orders for the Lumia 920 and says the device will be available sometime in "late November". A Telstra spokesperson told PC World Australia the telco "expects to commence pre-orders next week."

Telstra says interested customers can register their details online to be notified when Lumia 920 pre-orders will commence.

“We expect the Nokia Lumia 920 to launch at the end of November and we will be making it available in a range of colours that, combined with a polycarbonate design and rounded surfaces, sets it apart in the smartphone market," said Telstra's mobile director Andrew Volard.

First unveiled in September in New York, Nokia is banking on the Lumia 920 to turn around its flagging fortunes in the high-end smartphone market. The device will be among the first phones to run the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, which was officially launched today in Sydney.

The 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.

Telstra confirmed the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available from in black, white, red and yellow colour variants.

A Telstra video detailing the Lumia 920 can be viewed below.

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Topics: Lumia, windows phone 8, Telstra 4G, Nokia, Nokia Lumia 920, smartphones, Telstra, Windows Phone

Comments

Rohan

1

Well, I did want blue...bugger, looks like it'll be yellow.

Milty

2

Yellow for me please wife hasn't made up her mind yet.

Bob

3

Looks like Telstra's continuing their shitty pricing strategy.

sanjay

4

what other color are available

Oreoz

5

Looks like Telstra is continuing there we don't care about you strategy and release it "whenever dude"

Rohan

6

Too true @Oreoz

Telstra should have been on the ball and ready to release ASAP

Magnet

7

SSIIIGH, I want one of these phones so bad, but I don't want to switch to Telstra -__-

Kevin D

8

End of November?
*flips a table*

Tony

9

Kevin D.....totally did the same. My vodafone contract finishes 10/11 and was expecting to sign up on the 11/11....now have to wait another 2 weeks at least.

Mayk

10

Can barely understand the guy...where is the Australian!

mr. man

11

Why cant you just buy it outright damnit

Queppa

12

whats the deal with the 'no wireless charging station'????? thought they came with one of those?

Roo

13

why so long! i wanted this next week or the week after. my contract ends on the 13th and optus was gonna get the boot right away.

Andrew White

14

I've registered with Telstra but they are not giving me any a colour option nor what an outright purchase price might be. A little disappointing to say the least.
One on-line supplier is taking preorders and their price is $655 but again no colour option.

minnieme

15

why are "australians" so racist? so what the guy isn't white - not all australians are white you mongrel! racist $%^&@%@$!!

Rob

16

Well... I definately had no trouble understanding "Mike from Telstra". Just be cause he doesn't have a typical Australian accent / skin tone doesn't mean he's not an Australian. We're a multicultual country these days... Accept it!
Like others I'm looking forward to getting a Lumia 920 but soooo not on a Telstra plan! The $5 + $60 per month works out to be $1560 over 2 years so I will be keeping an eye on the Mobicity website for when they are available. If anyone can confirm that Mobicity will be stocking these that will great news. I have seen them advertising the HTC & Samsung Windows 8 phones, but no confirmation on Lumias yet.

Bloke

17

I will be straight in to get one asap, then this battery guzzling, data guzzling, screen freezing htc 1 xl will go straight onto gumtree for some gullible android lover to have love & cherish while I am laughing with the new nokia!

ssif

18

at't No Commitment price $449.99 with cyan colour. what would it be in aus.?

jamsjordn

19

@ssif the ATT no commitment price is 500 because it is still locked to the ATT network. Mobicity are selling what seems to be an unlocked 920 for $800 AUD.
@Queppa in other countries it seems to be redeemable through Nokia so you have to do the leg work yourself.

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