UK MOBILE OPERATOR Everything Everywhere will exclusively offer the Nokia Lumia 920 on its 4G LTE network, according to the Financial Times.
The report (paywalled) claims that Nokia has been in talks with Everything Everywhere about the exclusive Lumia 920 launch, which will see the network become the first UK operator to sell a Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone in November. The deal could also see the Nokia Lumia 920 arrive as the first 4G LTE smartphone in Blighty, unless the Iphone 5 beats the Finnish phone firm to it.
What's more, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed to the Financial Times that the firm's Lumia 920 flagship will be compatible with Everything Everywhere's 4G network.
Although Nokia was unable to provide details on the possible partnership, this rumour certainly ties in nicely with the Finnish phone maker's new strategy of selling its Windows Phone 8 through selected operators and retail channels.
Although unable to comment on the rumours, 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 last week at a high-profile event in New York, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the Finnish firm's first flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. In terms of specifications, the colourful handset features a 4.5in curved HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, wireless charging smarts, an 8MP Pureview camera and NFC memory expansion.
Everything Everywhere is expected to reveal the details of its 4G strategy at an event in London tomorrow, and we'll be there to bring you the latest details. µ