Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system is very a potent mobile OS, and has evolved a lot since the launch of Windows Phone 7. It has the ability to go offensive against other popular mobile OS’ such as Google’s Android and Apple proprietary software, iOS. Microsoft’s partner, Nokia, has been going through a major financial crisis lately, and it has virtually lost the smartphone market. Yes, they have been doing pretty well with the Lumia range, but the company now mostly relies on revenue obtained from selling low-end and mid-range feature handsets.
Nokia recently announce two new Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia devices – Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 – and running an innovative OS like Windows Phone 8, the devices received warm response, especially the Nokia Lumia 920 which has few distinct features which sets it apart from competing devices. It was previously announced that Nokia Lumia 920 will be an AT&T exclusive in the United States, however, there is no official word from AT&T regarding the launch.
Even without the official word from AT&T, today we have got our hands on strong evidence which suggests that Lumia 920 will be available on AT&T for $149.99 with a signed two year contract. Previously in October, Best Buy had put the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X up for preorder, but the listing was removed some time later. According to the listing, Lumia 920 would come for $149.99 while the HTC 8X was tagged at $99.99. Of course, a signed two year contract is required to obtain both the devices at that price point, which otherwise will cost $599.99. In the listing, Nokia Lumia 920 was available in white, black, red, yellow, and cyan while the HTC Windows Phone 8X was available in purple only. To complement Best Buy’s move, B2B site eBay also got the Nokia Lumia 920 on presale for $149.99 price while the off-contract price was listed at $599 for both the devices.
The evidence which WPCentral got its hands on is Nokia’s mobile web site which happens to show a Live Tile on a mobile browser, whereas comes up as static on a computer. If you see the above image, the same tile reveals the $149.99 two-year contract pricing for the Nokia Lumia 920. There are several pointers indicating that Nokia Lumia 920 will be sold for $149.99, and now that the news is coming out of Nokia itself, we are certain that the 920 will be priced at $149.99. At $149.99, the device will come with 32GB of native storage and a free wireless charging pad which makes the deal sweeter. AT&T is anticipated to launch the device on November 11th.
Nokia seems to have everything right this time to make the 920 an irresistible sell, in fact if I were given a chance between Lumia 920 and iPhone 5, I would definitely choose the 920. Do check out the source link and drop us a comment in the comment section below.