Windows Phone fans everywhere want know when the Nokia Lumia 920 release date is. And with no official Windows Phone 8 launch set, Nokia's hands are tied, making it impossible for the Finnish smartphone makers to confirm when the exact Nokia Lumia 920's release date will be. See Nokia Lumia 920 review.
That doesn't mean we can don't have a rough idea though. So in this article we are going to take a look at the bigger picture and try to work out when the Nokia Lumia 920 release date is most likely to be. See also Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, specs and rumours.
Nokia Lumia 920 release date
Let's start with an easy one. Microsoft's President of Windows, Steven Sinofsky, announced that the desktop Windows 8 operating system will launch on 26 October. Sinofsky also said that Windows Phone 8 will launch sometime after the new desktop OS launch. Take a look at Microsoft Windows 8 review.
This means we can say with certainty that the Nokia Lumia 920 release date will not be before 26 October. However, Microsoft has been hailing Windows 8 as an OS with key coding principles that will allow it to work seamlessly across desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. So one would imagine that Microsoft would want to launch the WIndow 8 OS on as many platforms as close together as possible, in order to show off Windows 8's multi-platform features. Visit HTC Windows Phone 8X preview.
Add in to the mix the lure of the Christmas spending spree and the probable 'Nokia Lumia 920 release date' window becomes even smaller, as you can be sure that both Microsoft and Nokia will want Windows Phone 8 smartphones on the shelves for the holiday season. See Group test: What's the best smartphone?
Nokia Lumia 920 release date in November?
Earlier this month, Reuters reported that "sources at European telecoms operators" said the Nokia Lumia 920's release date would be early November for the larger European countries with it being made available to the rest of Europe in the second half of November.
To add a little weight to this suggestion, numerous other technology websites are reporting on a story that suggests US mobile network AT&T will make the Nokia Lumia 920 available to buy on 2 November.
Nokia Lumia 920 price
Nokia has now announced the price for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The prices for the handset are very unsurprising considering their specs, with the Nokia Lumia 920 set to cost £500 and the 820 costing £400.
It has also been confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available to buy on EE's 4G network in the UK
Nokia Lumia 920 specs
Display: 4.5-inch screen, 1280 x 768 pixels (332 ppi)
Camera: 8.7 megapixels (main), 1280 x 960 pixels (secondary)
Wireless connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 3.1, Wi-Fi Channel bonding, WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Qi Wireless charging
Processor: Snapdragon S4 (Dual-core 1.5Ghz)
Storage: 32GB and 7GB with SkyDrive
Battery: 2000 mAh, 10hr talk time, 67hr music playback time, 6hr video playback time, 400hr standby time
Browser: Internet Explorer 10
Size: 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm