Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Launch in UK

October 30, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones | 12 Comments | |
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Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range, are now on their way to the United Kingdom. The Lumia 920 will be launched exclusively on EE and Phones 4u in the UK, with Phones 4u stocking the full colour range for both the Lumia 820 and 920, with red, black, white and yellow versions available. The Lumia 820 will be available from O2, Carphone Warehouse and Tesco Phone Shop from early November.

Nokia Press Release

The wait is almost over for UK consumers as the world’s most innovative smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 920 & 820, start shipping today

London, UK – Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the world’s most innovative smartphones, and the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range, are now on their way to the UK.

The Lumia 920 will be launched exclusively on EE and Phones 4u in the UK, making it available on the UK’s first 4G network from launch - allowing customers to enjoy average speeds five times faster than 3G. EE will also be ranging the Nokia Lumia 820.
Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, said: “We believe the best smartphones deserve the best network, so the new Lumia 920 and 820 are perfect additions to our four device range. By combining Nokia’s innovative hardware with the power of our superfast 4G network, we’re providing consumers with an amazing mobile experience that will enhance their digital lives. Whether watching videos, social networking, browsing the web or working on the move, 4G allows customers to do everything faster – allowing customers to make full use of the power the Lumia 920 and 820 provide.”

Phones 4u will exclusively stock the full colour range for both the Lumia 820 and 920, with red, black, white and yellow versions available.

Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u comments: “Nokia has continued to innovate, enhance and surprise us with its growing Lumia family of smartphones, and once again, we’re thrilled to be able to provide our customers with an exclusive collection of colours across the first smartphones in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range – the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. As the retailer who sells more Windows Phones in the UK than anyone else, we know that our customers are strong advocates of Windows Phone and are excited about the arrival of Windows Phone 8 to the Nokia Lumia smartphone range and the benefits this people powered operating system will bring to their mobile lives.”

The Lumia 820 will be available from O2, Carphone Warehouse and Tesco Phone Shop from early November. Further availability announcements will follow.
Sam Perkins, Tesco Telecoms Category Director, said:

“The new Lumia range showcases how Windows smartphones are coming of age. These stylish handsets are going to appeal to a wide range of consumers who want elegant design and all the latest functionality. We see the Nokia Lumia 820 as being one of the hot handsets for Christmas this year as consumers get to experience the very best from Nokia.”

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 unrivaled, 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. Exchangeable 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.”

Unique Features

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.

Virgin Atlantic has already announced plans to put wireless charging stations in the London Heathrow Clubhouse lounge and is the first of many to take wireless charging outside of the home and office.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, said: “The launch of the new Lumia range shows that Nokia is continuing to stay at the forefront of mobile phone innovation. The Lumia 820 has a very distinct design that clearly stands out from the crowd and will no doubt prove very popular with those customers looking to make a statement with a smartphone that is both functional and stylish. The Windows Phone 8 operating system is highly intuitive and combined with the handset’s superb form factors will no doubt create a new wave of advocates for the brand and have a significant impact on Nokia’s position within the industry.”

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#1 saif

Nokia just announced that the lumia 920 will also be sold on orange and t-mobile with 4g. Pay as you go has not been fully announced yet.

8:20 pm - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

#2 David Field

Sorry, but i've had 15 seperate tweets from @EE today telling me that the phone won't be available till "November" so unless you have seen one in a shop.. Nokia are lying.

10:43 pm - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

#3 Ben

I've got an 800, its a nice phone, but Win 8 doesn't tempt me. It's still missing things like alternative keyboard (i don't like the win 7 one), you still cant transfer your numbers onto your sim, and your still forced to use bloody Bing!
The antishake camera may be nice but image quality on my 800 is rubbish so i am not holding my breath.

11:05 pm - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

#4 BenAtRKUK

The Lumia 920 and 820 are BOTH available at EE right now on their website, you can order the devices on their rather unattractive contract deals, although based on the fact the 920 is £480 SIM Free elsewhere, £49 with a £51/m 12 month contract (£661) works out at £15.08 each month for the 1GB and Unlimited Calls and Texts, not perfect but a compromise for me as I'd of used them for Sim Only anyway.

8:13 am - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#5 David field

Incorrect I tried to order a 920 from the website at 8:20 am and have an order number but currently no orders are being taken on the Nokia phones online until ee get the logins synced up with orange. So you cannot buy the phone in a shop according to ee till "November" whatever that means or place an order and ger a delivery date online. Ergo the phone is not available today,,,

8:33 am - Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I phoned EE yesterday and chose my contract and ordered the white Lumia 920. Payment was taken and the phone is on its way, should be about a week.

9:29 am - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#7 hvac

Any guesses about when these smartohones being launched in INDIA??...i am eager to get a lumia 820
for me!!!!!

7:46 am - Thursday, November 1, 2012

#8 David Jones

Rather disappointed that Nokia have decided to go exclusive with a SINGLE network and a SINGLE shop. I really wanted the 920 - they can keep it now. I bought a HTC 8X instead and the build quality is very poor. Within hours I've got black marks on the plastic and I cannot clean them out so I'm sending that back. Ativ S is not available for 4-6 weeks, so guess I might have to skip Windows Phone 8 altogether. Too bad Microsoft, too bad!

9:16 pm - Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#9 faheem

I have lumia 800 and hav had nearly all of nokia smart fones from N95,N8,lumia 800, symbian was geting better and they ditched for Win 7.5, we never got to sample MeeGo which had Ovi store and looked like gen alternative to android, windows store is so bad tht any1 who recommends is deluded, most basic apps u hav to pay for and u need ur credit card details, lol WTF!, lumia 920 has top top hardware, but lools like a monster of fone and ways a ton, is doomed from start along with Nokia, only escape is back to MeeGo or adopt Android.

4:44 pm - Saturday, November 10, 2012

#10 David field

Faheem, don't mean to burst you bubble however you need a credit card normally to setup an iOS or android out of the box as well.

5:37 pm - Saturday, November 10, 2012

#11 faheem

Ok david thts cool, but my point is that windows store has 100,000 apps and majority are very poor when compared to same apps on android i.e facebook,ebay,twitter etc.. I really want nokia to do well as they have always built quality phones, bur they made a catastrophic blunder appointing a ex windows fanboy as CEO who is probably playing for windows, nokia are doomed!!!!!, mark my words!!!

8:06 pm - Saturday, November 10, 2012

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