Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 devices have landed in the US
Mobile phone users in the United States can now head over to AT&T’s stores and purchase one of the two handsets that Nokia has made official with Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system, namely Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.Both devices are now available for purchase on the wireless carrier’s network, with price tags set at $99 and $49, respectively, with the signing of a two-year contract agreement.
Nokia Lumia 920, the new Windows Phone flagship from the Finnish mobile phone maker, is available in five different color flavors, namely Red, Blue, Yellow, White and Black.
The Nokia Lumia 820, on the other hand, has been released only in Black, though users will be able to purchase colored interchangeable shells for it.
Both handsets arrive on shelves with 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processors packed inside, as well as with support for the wireless carrier’s 4G LTE network.
Lumia 920, the larger of the two, sports a 4.5-inch HD touchscreen display, as well as an 8-megapixel PureView photo snapper on the back for a great imaging experience while on the go.
The handset also comes to shelves with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, but does not feature a microSD memory card slot to expand it.
The specs list of this smartphone also includes WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, built-in GPS receiver, NFC capabilities, and wireless charging (AT&T included a free Nokia Wireless Charging Plate in the package, but notes that it will ship at a later date).
With a 4.3" WVGA ClearBlack OLED display on the front and an 8-megapixel camera on the back, Lumia 820 packs about the same capabilities as the Lumia 920.
It sports 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, microSD memory card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS receiver, and can provide users with the benefits of wireless charging through additional shells, which are sold separately.
Those who would like to purchase the Lumia 920 smartphone will find it available on AT&T’s website on this page. The Lumia 820 is listed on this page.