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    News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Both phones “will reach the first operators and retail outlets in select countries this week”.
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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    It's one of those long drawn out and graceful, Wyle e Cyote launch and glide sequences that ends with him splatting into a cliff. So much promise up against so much choice.

    It's a Nexus 4 for me and with the spare £200 i'll grab a Nexus 7 too.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Does anyone know if the EE exclusivity for the 920 is permanent, or just a temporary launch deal? If it's the former I'll be VERY annoyed!
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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    It does beg the question "why would I want to buy this for an extra £200 over the Nexus 4?"

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    EE or Extremely Expensive isn't going to get a penny from me. The 920 looks good, but I can't imagine people putting up the money for the contracts and tiny amount of data that come with it.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    It does beg the question "why would I want to buy this for an extra £200 over the Nexus 4?"
    Capacity of the device, it does have an extra 24gb.

    Quality of the Camera.

    Quality of the UI / Speed at which you can do vanilla simple stuff.

    Ability to have skype running all the time without running out of battery life, Skype hammers my Nexus 7.

    Downside is you loose a lot of apps, that are able to do things which are simply not permitted in the WP platform. However, myself I don't find that there is an app I'm missing from Andriod, only from iOS.
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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    When they say "exclusive" can we still buy these unlocked somewhere?

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Until 4G comes down in price, and available on more networks, but desperate for a change of phone, and really wanting the 920. Personally, looking to just buy it SIM free and then request a nano SIM from vodafone (Same as the iphone SIM form factor isn't it?) and just use it with 3G/HSDPA for now. I'm hoping that exclusive means exclusive on contract. Hope the supply is good.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    When they say "exclusive" can we still buy these unlocked somewhere?
    Yes, they are around for pre order at about £480 on various sites.

    I was waiting for the 920 since it was first rumoured. Was quite excited at the press event and then as time went on the more bad news kept coming, high price, EE exclusive, no launch date. I've stayed on the Android wagon and got a Note 2 - similar price, but so much more to offer. (except the camera)

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    When they say EE exclusivity they mean Everything Everywhere; the 920 is available on EE, Orange and T-Mobile rather than just EE's 4G tariffs. Everything made a lot more sense when I went in to a shop - they had a lot of PoS ready for the Lumias and they were due to be set up on their own stand with a screen behind it detailing why they were awesome. They didn't have any handsets in though, so they actually had a GSIII on the stand instead...

    Everything Everywhere hold about 40% of the UK market and have just launched the country's first 4G service - their share is only going to grow. Definitely the best choice for an exclusivity deal (though it's mad that they only have the black and white handsets, with P4U getting Red and Yellow). Along with P4U stocking them, that's not a bad number of retail outlets to be in.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Now I know what DOA means.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    It does beg the question "why would I want to buy this for an extra £200 over the Nexus 4?"

    Because I don't want an Android Phone? (or an iPhone for that matter).

    That + all the reasons Animus mentioned. Windows Phone isn't perfect by any means, but its the best out there atm for me personally, that is available on new hardware.

    Problem now is that I can't find one in stock anywhere - in store, online or on the phone. Spoken to a very helpful chap @ EE too, who said that they really have no idea when they will get them and have had to start telling everyone "early november" now. Could be this week, but he wasn't able to confirm.

    They are not really shipping them yet..even if they claim to be I was only offered an S3 or an iPhone5..no details on when the lumia would be available either - just "coming soon".

    They should have waited until their flagship handsets were available imo..unless they have tonnes of S3 and IP5 stock sitting about that they need shot of first!
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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    They're shipping... to retailers. Expect availability in some stores by the end of the week, and the rest hopefully next week. SIM-free retailers like Clove and Handtek might be a bit later.

    It's a bit crap that they managed to get them in to Rogers stores in Canada for today though. Maybe Rogers were determined to make it happen, while EE and P4U seem to be a bit disorganised (PoS was sent out yesterday. Some stores have it out, others don't. Some have dummy units out, others don't. Nobody has stock, so many display units are sitting empty and no detailed pricing information for Orange and T-Mobile is available).

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    As expensive as the iPhone!

    Nokia should make decent phones around the £100 mark to stay alive. That is the only market sector which has not been touched by anyone. You only get Huwaei phones at that range.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by CK_1985 View Post
    Does anyone know if the EE exclusivity for the 920 is permanent, or just a temporary launch deal? If it's the former I'll be VERY annoyed!
    Get it SIM free and a SIM only contract, if you multiply the numbers out over 2 years you usually end up paying almost almost exactly the same money. Mobile phone contracts have become little more than sly finance deals these days.

    Got the Mrs a Galaxy Nexus for £300 a while back and she's on a 12-month T-Mobile SIM-only for £10 a month (£8+£2 internet booster), total spend over 2 years would about £540. If she'd got a "free" phone contract it'd have to have been less than £22.50 a month to beat the price and the only free phones on those contracts were far inferior to the Nexus and you got less minutes/texts etc.

    I'm going to do the same with a Nexus 4, fed up of the long contracts.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

    SIM-free prices:

    Nokia Lumia 820: £380
    HTC 8S: £240
    HTC 8X: £400

    No SIM-free prices on Lumia 920 or Ativ S yet.

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