Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has made its Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices available for purchase in India over the weekend and has already seen great demand for both of them, it seems.The two handsets were put up for grabs through major retailers in the country, and both of them appear for have been sold out fast.
Apparently, the cheaper Lumia 820 handset proved more popular than the Lumia 920 at specific retailers, despite the fact that it is only a mid-ranger.
Retailers UniverCell and Sangeetha both confirmed strong sales of the two handsets, and both appear to have exhausted supplies of both devices.
On the downside, however, is the fact that the two handsets are offered without discounts, and that no special offer is available for any of them, as NokiaPowerUser notes.
In fact, it seems that the Wireless Charging plate that was offered to Lumia 920 buyers for free in other markets is missing from the offer in this country, although users have to pay the full price for them.
There’s also good news for those interested in the purchase of a Lumia 920 smartphone, as Nokia is making it available with the PR1.1 firmware installed right from the start.
Nokia officially confirmed the availability of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in India only last week, when it also announced that it was planning the release of Lumia 620 in the country in February (though it did not offer a specific release date for it as of now).
Nokia’s suggested price tag for the Lumia 920 was set at INR 38,199 ($700 / €535), while the Lumia 820 was released with a suggested cost of INR 27,559 ($505 / €386).
The flagship Windows Phone 8 device was launched in India in yellow, red, white and black color flavors, while the mid-range Lumia 820 was made available in red, yellow, cyan, white and black.