Nokia has confirmed that its flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 920, won’t always be tied to EE as a network exclusive.
In response to several customers on the phone-maker’s official UK Facebook page asking why they can’t pick up the handset on networks other than EE, Nokia said it plans to bring it to other vendors from early next year.
It posted: “We have been listening to what our loyal consumers want and we have been working to make the Lumia 920 available from other retailers from January onwards. When we have details of the deals available, we will let you know here on the Facebook page.”
Launched in Blighty last month, the Lumia 920 is currently exclusive to EE, the UK’s first and only 4G LTE mobile operator. Despite the promise of up to five times the speed of 3G, it’s apparent that a lot of punters aren’t quite ready to take the plunge on the network’s pricier tariffs.
Although Nokia didn’t mention exactly which ‘other retailers’ will be ranging the handset once the exclusivity period is over, we expect all the major networks to be on board with both contract and pay as you options.
Arguably the slickest, sexiest smartphone Nokia has produced to date, the Lumia 920 is home to an impressive array of specs, including a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display, a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset and an 8.7-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and PureView technology for advanced imaging skills.
Also on board is 32GB of internal storage, NFC support, free turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation from Nokia Drive, and of course, the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Hang tight as we bring you all the Lumia 920 availability info in the weeks to come.