Today Nokia Ireland held a small but well organized event for the media to exclusively demo their new Lumia 820 and 920 devices which will by 1st February next month.
Nokia will launch the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range across all channels. The Lumia 820 is already available via Vodafone, Meteor and O2 both online and in retail, while the Lumia 920 will arrive on the first of next month.
I was very impressed with their demonstration of the devices and their vision of the future orientated around their Lumia range.
I was also delighted to take home a shiny new black Lumia 820 and below is my unboxing of the device, Im very pleased to say that the 820 is great device and feels great in the hand. The upgrade to WP8 makes a huge difference and thankfully these new 820’s and 920’s will come with PR1.1 (Portico) preinstalled.
“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.”
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.
Nokia Lumia 820
|Vodafone||Black & Red||From free||€439.99|
|O2||Black & Yellow||From free||€439.99|
Pricing for the Nokia Lumia 920 yet to be confirmed by operators.