Unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 Now Available for Pre-Order in the US

The smartphone is up for pre-purchase at Negri for $700 USD (535 EUR)

Best Buy is not the only authorized retailer to open up pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920. Negri, another reseller of electronics has just added the Windows Phone 8 device to its portfolio.

However, unlike Best Buy that only offers the AT&T version of the smartphone, Negri sells the unlocked Nokia Lumia 920. The handset is currently available for purchase for $698.50 USD (535 EUR) outright.

Unfortunately, that’s about $100 USD (75 EUR) higher than Best Buy’s no-term price, which is set at $600 USD (460 EUR).

Customers who want to be able to use the Lumia 920 with other carriers will have to come up with that amount upfront.

Otherwise, they will have to wait at least six months until the smartphone goes on sale at other US-based carriers.

According to the latest hearsay, Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusive to AT&T for six months only, which means other operators might add it to their offerings.

We’re not expecting Verizon to carry the Lumia 920; instead the Big Red is rumored to launch a slightly different version of the smartphone, possibly with a better camera, lower amount of storage and microSD card slot for memory expansion.

Dubbed Nokia Lumia 9xx, the smartphone is expected to go official next week at the Windows Phone 8 event, which is set to take place in San Francisco on October 29.

All in all, the unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 now available at Negri comes with a stunning 4.5-inch Pure Motion HD+ Curved Glass display and 32GB of storage inside. This means that the smartphone lacks microSD card slot, though owners will get 7GB of free cloud storage via SkyDrive.

On the back, the smartphone packs an 8.7-megapixel camera with PureView technology, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording. Check it out here.

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