Today, AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will be joining it’s Windows Phone 8 portfolio! These devices will be exclusive to AT&T! No pricing or exact availability has been announced just yet, but it should be arriving in November. The Lumia 920 features an 8 megapixel back camera, that also records video in 1080pHD. It takes advantage of Nokia’s PureView imaging innovation, which in the end will give you much better quality photos. For instance the camera can take in up to five times more light than other smartphones, without using a flash. And it offers great image and video stabilization. On the front you have a 720pHD camera. It has a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.0, Sunlight Readability Enhancement technology, and High Brightness Mode. All of this makes for a crystal clear display, and you can control the display while wearing gloves, using your car keys, and even your fingernails. This is thanks to it’s sensitive touchscreen. It will be running Windows Phone 8, and has speed from AT&T’s 4G LTE Network and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. There are many applications that come pre-loaded on the Lumia 920 like Nokia Maps, Nokia City Lens, and much more! All of these will help to improve your experience with software. It also features NFC(Near Field Communications) and Wireless Charging! The 920 will be available in 5 colors, cyan, black, white, yellow, and red. Next up we have the Nokia Lumia 820 and as you may have guessed a more affordable option, but is still a great device! The 820 has a slightly smaller screen at 4.3 inches, but it is still a ClearBlack display. You still get access to AT&T’s 4G LTE Network and have speed on the phone thanks to a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. You get 8GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot. The shell of the Lumia 820 can be taken off, and yes you can get different colors. Under the shell is where you will find the micro SD card slot! On the front you have a VGA front facing camera and on the back you get a 8 megapixel camera with Carl Ziess lens! The Nokia Lumia 820 is another great option for any AT&T customer! We should have a hands-on with both the Lumia 820 and 920 for AT&T very soon! Both devices will be coming in November for an unknown price. Overall, I am super excited about the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820! For more information check out the gallery and press release below, and Be Sure To Check NJTechReviews For The Upcoming Hands-ons!
AT&T to Add Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 to Fall Lineup
Dallas, Texas, October 04, 2012
Today, AT&T* announced the addition of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 to its growing Windows® Phone 8 portfolio. The unrivaled leader in Windows Phones, AT&T has sold more Windows Phones than any other carrier. To see the Nokia Lumia 920 in action, check out this video.
The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. The 8 megapixel rear-facing camera records HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, while the front-facing camera records in 720p HD. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than typical smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.
In addition to built-in wireless charging**, the Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Know more about the neighborhood than the locals. Using the phone’s camera viewfinder, Nokia City Lens basically turns sight into the next interface for searching the world around you. The app provides information about each building or landmark in the area giving the user an at-a-glance understanding of what restaurants, museums, shops and others places of interest are nearby. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.
Viewing videos or browsing the web is more enjoyable than ever on the 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display, which is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.0 and comes with Sunlight Readability Enhancement technology and High Brightness Mode, allowing you to view your screen outdoors, even on a bright day. In addition to its durable, scratch-resistant curved display, the Lumia 920 also has a new sensitive touchscreen that lets you use the device with fingernails or while wearing gloves.
“Exclusive to our customers and featuring unique innovations in imaging technology, wireless charging and a bright, sensitive display – all on the nation’s largest 4G network – the Lumia 920 will be one of the hottest phones for the holidays,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility.
“We welcome AT&T’s decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, which, when added to what we’ve witnessed in other markets, underscores the momentum behind our Lumia devices and the broader Windows ecosystem,” said Olivier Puech, president of Nokia Americas. “Our continued collaboration with AT&T is an important component for Nokia’s success in the U.S. market.”
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a snappy, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package. While the Nokia Lumia 820 has the same unibody look and feel as the high end Lumia smartphones, it comes with an exchangeable shell design. Exchangeable shells not only make it possible to select from a range of colors, but also to add wireless charging. Beneath the shell is room to insert a micro SD memory card.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in red, white, black, yellow, and cyan while the Nokia Lumia 820 comes in black. Both phones will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network and are planned to be made available from AT&T in November.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network***, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With smartphones on other carriers’ networks, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Wireless charging accessories sold separately.
***4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.