Nokia has today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range, will be officially launched at retail in the 1st week of February 2013 across all channels. Both devices will be available online in some channels from week commencing 21st of January 2013. The devices will launch across several Irish operators and these will be confirmed in the new year.
The Nokia Lumia 920
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone and includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash. This ability produces unrivalled, blur free images and video in low light conditions making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night.
Conor Pierce, VP for Nokia stated:
“We see the Lumia 920 as one of the most exciting phones we have launched at Nokia. It includes some truly groundbreaking innovations: Wireless charging, a screen that automatically adjusts its colour and brightness, depending on sunlight, a touchscreen that even works when you’re wearing gloves and best of all it’s a beautiful device; the Lumia 920 looks just awesome.”
The Nokia Lumia 820
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a stylish, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package. Although the Lumia 820 has the same unibody look and feel as the other design winning Lumia smartphones, it comes with an exchangeable shell design. Interchangeable shells not only make it possible to select from a range of colours, but can also support wireless charging accessories.
Adrian Williams, Head of Channel Development for Nokia commented:
“These two new Lumia devices have attracted huge interest from the business sector. The new Windows Phone 8 OS and outstanding product design means that both products offer an unrivalled ability to integrate with corporate IT infrastructures and be practical enough to be operated while wearing protective clothing.”
Both Nokia Lumia devices come with an impressive list of unique features, from Nokia Maps which is rapidly becoming the standard of the automotive industry, through the free turn by turn navigation offered by Nokia Drive. With other Nokia applications such as Transport, Music, Reading and the ground breaking City Lens, from the box millions of apps, music tracks, books and games are available directly to Lumia owners.
Powered by Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 provides a more personal smartphone experience, with a start screen that replaces endless lists of applications with animated Live Tiles, offering instant updates that can be more easily rearranged to reflect individual priorities and real-time updates on the things that matter most to each individual owner. The ability to sync content between Windows Phone 8 smartphones, Windows 8-based PCs, tablets and the Xbox means that files, music, pictures and video can be accessed in whichever way is most convenient. With Internet Explorer 10 for faster, safer browsing and Microsoft Office built into the platform, Windows Phone 8 is the easiest and best way to get things done.
Wireless charging and partners
Nokia innovation continues in the Lumia range as the world’s first mass market smartphones to come with Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) wireless charging. At the recent event in NYC, Nokia announced a range of wireless charging accessories and partnerships from the Fatboy Recharge Pillow, which provides a fun way to recharge your Lumia, to the JBL PowerUP, a retro styled high quality audio dock which also supports wireless charging and connectivity.