Today, Finnish mobile phone maker officially launched its Windows Phone 8-based Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones on the market in Indonesia.The event took place in Jakarta, only three days after both devices went up for pre-order in the country, ahead of their official landing in mid-December.
In addition to officially announcing the availability of the two devices in the country, Nokia and Microsoft also kicked off the #LumiaAppsOlympiad.
As Nokianesia notes in a recent post, the initiative is aimed at developers interested in coming up with applications for the new Nokia Lumia devices.
The launch was also accompanied by the release of new local applications for the two devices, including Blue Bird Taxi Mobile Reservation, Garuda Indonesia Mobile Application, and Tixify, an app to enable users to easily search and book hotels right from their handsets.
Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 were made official in the country with price tags of IDR 6,499,000 (around $675 / €529) and IDR 4,999,999 (around $520 / €400), respectively, attached to them.
As mentioned above, both handsets went up for pre-order on December 1, and they are expected to hit shelves starting with December 16.
Lumia 920 arrives on the market with a 4.5-inch HD+ touchscreen display, a dual-core 1,5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and an 8-megapixel PureView photo snapper on the back.
It also sports a front camera for video chat, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, support for 4G LTE networks, wireless charging capabilities, and the usual set of sensors.
As for Lumia 820, it packs a 4.3-inch screen, a dual-core Qualcomm S4 CPU and 1GB of RAM, microSD card slot to expand the available internal memory, and an 8MP camera on the back.
The phone also comes with all the connectivity capabilities of Lumia 920, and can also offer wireless charging features, courtesy of special shells that are being sold separately. Both feature exclusive apps from Nokia loaded on top of the Windows Phone 8 operating system.