Starting with next month, Nokia’s Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones should become widely available around the world, just as the company unveiled officially last week.
Apparently, users will be up for a treat with these devices, as none of them will sport a carrier logo when released, although they are bound to make it to the networks of various operators worldwide.
According to Windows Phone Italy
, Nokia’s smartphones will arrive in the country without a carrier badge on them, as the Finnish vendor has decided to prevent operators from placing their own marks on the case of these devices.
have been already confirmed to make an appearance in the country in November, and carriers TIM (Telecom Italy), 3 Italy (H3G), Vodafone and Wind are expected to add them to their offerings.
However, although they might arrive locked on the networks of these wireless services providers, the two Windows Phone 8 devices won’t sport a specific mark to show that.
Carriers will have the possibility to load specific software on these smartphones, so as to provide users with a personalized experience, but no change to the outer design of the two will be allowed, it seems.
also notes that the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820
will be sold only through Nokia Stores at the moment, and that they sport no specific customization in addition to what has already been announced for them.
However, carrier-branded devices will arrive on the market as well, while being sold via operators’ own retail locations and partner stores.
What’s uncertain at the moment is whether Nokia will make a similar move in other markets around the world as well.
Both Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are expected to arrive on shelves in the United States starting next month, and they will be offered through carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.