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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