Reports suggest that AT&T will be announcing the Lumia 920 in an event today. Running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform, the Lumia 920 is one of the many WP8 smartphones heading towards the market. It is not known whether AT&T will unveil HTC’s Windows Phone 8X along with the Lumia 920. Bear in mind that WP8 will not be available until November, so this could merely be a formal announcement of the smartphone and not the actual launch. The rumor broke out courtesy of Bloomberg which first suggested the possibility of a Lumia 920 launch on AT&T. The info apparently was provided to them by two sources familiar with the matter. The rumor does hold weight, as AT&T has already sent out invites for today’s event.
The Lumia 920 will have LTE will be onboard, so AT&T will want to heavily endorse that, like it did with the Lumia 900 back in January. The fancy new Pureview technology which promises stunning pictures should be a key attraction too. Also rumored is the announcement of the HTC One X+ which is a slightly upgraded version of the original One X. We won’t put our money on this rumor though.
It shouldn’t be surprising to see Nokia and AT&T announce the beast today as it will fit in perfectly with the November launch. The carrier would want to build sufficient hype before it goes forward with the release. Price will be a huge factor for the smartphone’s success in the country though and it is hoped that Nokia and AT&T will follow in the footsteps of the Lumia 900, which was widely popular in the States. However certain flaws pertaining to LTE initially bugged the customers. Nokia and AT&T would want to take care of all that this time around.
With the Lumia 920 and the 820, Nokia wants to make a big impact in the market. OEMs are now allowed to innovate not only in terms of design but also in terms of internal hardware. There was a preset hardware restriction prior to Windows Phone 8, which could have been a factor in its short lived success. All eyes will be on the event today to see what else the carrier has in store for us. The 920 is touted to be the first WP8 smartphone to launch in the U.S. That being said, we cannot ignore the potential of Samsung’s Ativ S which could also break cover alongside the Lumia. It is hard to guess if today’s event will be filled with WP8 announcements or if there will be something for us Android fans too.