Rogers and Nokia announced earlier this month that the Lumia 920 would be exclusively available in Canada through the carrier’s official sales channels.The same thing happened in the US where AT&T will be exclusively selling the Nokia Lumia 920 starting November 4.
However, we’re not sure exactly when the exclusivity period ends, so Windows Phone fans can grab Nokia’s flagship smartphone without having to commit to a long-term contract with a carrier they don’t like.
Well, it looks like Rogers will only have 1 month of exclusivity over the Nokia Lumia 920. The folks over at WMPoweruser report that one of their readers has gotten from a Rogers’ rep that the Lumia 920 will be exclusive to Rogers for 1 month only.
“Rogers’ decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem,” said Don Leeke, Canada general manager, Nokia.
We’re still not sure how accurate this piece of information is, but we already know that AT&T agreed to fully subsidize the Nokia Lumia 920 in the US, which is why Nokia offered the carrier exclusivity over the smartphone.
It may be the same with Rogers, but we don’t have any confirmation on this yet. If this report is accurate, it means the Canadian carrier only agreed to fully subsidize the Nokia Lumia 920 for 1 month only.
Anyway, this is good news for Windows Phone enthusiasts who want to purchase the Lumia 920, but don’t want to mingle with Rogers. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
“Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada,” said John Boynton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications.