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HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 launched

Nokia has been waiting to launch the Nokia Lumia 920 in the market. As you all know, Nokia Lumia 920 is a remarkable device that runs on Windows Phone 8, which is also a noteworthy operating system, making the combination an outstanding one. The Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia and is exclusively sold by AT&T, just like how the iPhones were sold when they were initially launched.

It was previously thought and the flagship Lumia 920 will be retailing for $149.99 on a 2 year contract from AT&T, and many leaked materials were in agreement of the same. Of course, the $149.99 price point is pretty impressive for a device like Lumia 920, but AT&T surprised all the fans by announcing that the 920 will be sold for just $99.99 on a 2 year contract. How cool is that? Nokia isn’t going through the best times exactly; perhaps you may call it as a financial nightmare. It has been selling off patent rights and what not. The company’s main source of income as of now is from low end and mid-range devices like the Asha series and several others, and these Nokia devices are still desired by many overseas, and the brand has a lot of value. In the U.S., Nokia has lost its brand value to some extent, thanks to several other companies who have taken over the smartphone market by launching numerous awesome devices.

This time around, Nokia seems to have got all the ingredients right. They have an amazing device at a remarkable price point. AT&T has finally put the Nokia Lumia 920 on sale. Apart from the Lumia 920, they are also shipping the cheaper Lumia 820 and the costlier HTC 8X. These mark the first Windows Phone 8 devices on the market and are the start of what we hope is a big wave adoption.

Some are really confused about whether to go for something new like Lumia 920 or choose the path which most of the buyers take, the iPhone 5. To start with, the Lumia 920 comes at $99.99 on a 2 year contract as opposed to iPhone 5 which will set you back by $199 on a 2 year contract. Going for iPhone 5 does make sense if you value the app market, and Apple does really have a huge variety of apps, but again, only a fraction of them come for free. Most of the popular apps which you will use on a daily basis are available on Windows app store, and it’s growing. Some of the paid apps on Windows app store are slightly overpriced, but then you’re saving $100 on the device upfront. Don’t forget to consider the added hardware features like the PureView camera which has excellent low light performance and a bigger screen which the iPhone cannot match.

The Lumia 820 is also a good device and can be bought for $49.99 on 2 years contract from AT&T. What are your thoughts on the 920? Let us know using the comment form below.

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  1. Wow. Copy n paste script eh? Look shithead, no need to point out the obvious. All of us are shalow fickled sheep alrite. We will choose a phone based on how hyped it is. End.

  2. I have been visiting Rogers stores in my area, and the staff seem pretty excited about Windows Phone 8, especially the one on Kincardine Ontario. The staff received training and say they are very impressed with the Lumia 920. (Manager owns a blackberry) so he is not an apple fan.

  3. Windows Phone has actual… Microsoft Office, which Android nor iOS has. Google maps is good, but so is Nokia Maps. Which is why Nokia Maps are used in majority of luxury car GPS systems. All platforms have things that the other simply does not have.

  4. Nokia has already pretty awesome map based apps for windows mobile… I guess you don’t know stuff outside your android.

  5. The best phone to date. I can’t get off the camera feature yet, so I haven’t really explored most of the phone. The display is fabulous. If you are considering a new phone, you have to at least test drive this one (you will not be disappointed, unless you’re a fanboy).

    I got my phone yesterday at a local at&t store and stood in a line of one (me) for an hour before it opened. I was very disappointed with the at&t staff (at two stores) for not knowing anything about this phone, and was also sadden to see them recommend android c r a p instead of this phone for 6 customers that had either broken their iphone or were looking for a new experience.

  6. I love my new Nokia Lumia 920 the best phone i ever had I tried the android for about three days replace it for the Windows 8 so much better just like the desktop in the palm of your hand. They have plenty of apps and steady growing but nothing can beat the fact you have microsoft ofice on your phone word and excel. Nokia maps is the best and free.Theyhave a map for the entire world (GPS) takes about a hour to download for free with voice better than Google maps by far.So much I an say about this amazing phone from the camera, gorilla glass,Bing fast processor on and on hardware and software try it you wanr be disappointed.

  7. It’s the best phone I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned iOS, WinMo, RIM, and Android devices.

    Great build quality, great call quality, blazing fast LTE speeds, great GPS, music sounds great, and on, and on…

    Very happy with my purchase.

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