FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia will start shipping its latest flagship smartphone, the Window Phone 8 powered Lumia 920 handset, in November.
According to Reuters, an unnamed executive at a European mobile operator let slip that sales of the Lumia 920 will start "in the second half of November", although they added that larger countries - such as the US - will get their mitts on the smartphone at the beginning of the month. This was backed up by a spokesperson from a Nordic network, who said sales will begin in "mid to late November".
Although unable to comment on rumour or speculation, a source at Nokia told The INQUIRER, "We are planning global distribution for both these products to begin later in the year. Exact timelines and operators will be announced as products are getting ready to appear in retail."
Announced earlier this week at a high-profile event in New York, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the firm's debut Windows Phone 8 device. Its top-end specifications were announced with much fanfare, as it's the Finnish phone firm's first Windows Phone handset to boast Pureview camera technology and features a 4.5in high-definition display and the ability to be charged wirelessly.
Other specifications include a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, integrated NFC technology, microSD memory expansion and support for 4G LTE technology. It's unclear whether the phone will support LTE networks in the UK, which have been given the green light to start rolling out later this month.
There's no word yet as to when Nokia will start shipping the cheaper Nokia Lumia 820, but it's expected to appear later this year too. µ