Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone in About Five Weeks

Nokia are rumoured to be releasing, in the USA anyway, their new Lumia 920 Windows 8 Phone mid- to late-October when Microsoft formally announce Windows 8 for mobile phones.


The Nokia Lumia is interesting because:

  • It features Nokia’s single-shell polycarbonate curved body with the slightly curved front.
  • It runs the new Windows 8 for phones.
  • It has a 4.5” screen with a higher pixel density than the iPhone 5.
  • The screen is about 20 percent brighter than the nearest competitor.
  • It is supposed to have the best camera (the Pureview camera) of any mobile phone including the Sumsung Galaxy SIII; allowing useful pictures to be taken in very low light. The camera is 8.7MP with an f2.0 lens.
  • It is fast and responsive (due to the Windows 8 operating system).
  • It has a more sensitive touch-screen than any mobile phone on the market (according to Nokia) and the touch-screen will work with gloves on (i.e., it does not have to be a bare finger to make the touch screen respond).
  • It incorporates Nokia’s high-gain antenna system which gives Nokia phones good grey-zone reception (almost all Nokia phones get Telstra’s outer-metro area usage Blue Tick rating).
  • Undocked charging where the phone can be charged by just laying it on the charging pad—it does not need to be plugged in.

What we don’t know:

  • How good the battery is.
  • Just how good the new Microsoft Windows 8 for mobile phones operating system is.
  • When it will be released in Australia.