Soon after today’s Windows Phone 8 event, Nokia has officially stated that their first Windows Phone 8 devices, Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 have started shipping globally. What is more exciting is that India will be one of the few countries to get it first. Nokia has hit the perfect timing here with the festive just around the corner. Both the devices will start hitting the markets from this week itself.
Both phones will appear in stores in France and the UK this week, then Russia, Germany and further select markets throughout the rest of November. During November, the Nokia Lumia 920 will reach Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US and Vietnam.In the US, AT&T will introduce the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, Verizon Wireless will sell the newly announced Nokia Lumia 822, and T-Mobile will offer the Nokia Lumia 810. All three will have phones in stores in November.
“After seeing the enthusiastic response to the incredible innovation in the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, we’re eager for people to start experiencing the phones for themselves,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices. “We are focusing our efforts on working with partners who recognize the value of that innovation, and who are committed to helping Lumia and the Windows Phone platform break through in key markets around the world.”
The exact availability and pricing for each country and/or operator will be announced at later date.