As expected, Rogers confirmed it will exclusively offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada. There’s an interesting debate going on in the media as to why the Finnish company decided to sign exclusivity agreements with carriers over Lumia 920.Some say this will hurt Lumia 920 sales, while others claim these exclusivity agreements will ensure the smartphone will be properly advertised.
Give the new information that has just been issued by Rogers PR channels, TELUS and Bell customers who wish to grab the Nokia Lumia 920 will have to switch to Rogers or wait for the exclusivity period to end.
“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.
If Lumia 920 is not on top of your shopping list, then you could try the Lumia 820, which will be available in Canada through multiple operators.
Back on the Lumia 920, Rogers announced the smartphone will be available to customers in November and that price and other details will be announced closer to launch date, so stay tuned for more info on this one.
All in all, it appears that Rogers and AT&T will be the only carriers to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in North America next month.
Other operators may join after the exclusivity period ends, though we don’t have any details on the matter for the moment. For more details on Lumia 920, check out the phone's specs sheet here.
“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.