The Nokia Lumia 920 will be fighting for the highest prizes, so the phone should be priced correspondingly. It’s yet not clear which carriers will offer it though some of them have already announced their plans on the device. Anyway, there will always be deals coming through retailers. One of them, Digital-Phone.co.uk is already getting pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 at £469.99 (£391 or $631) including VAT.
When the phone will appear in the UK is yet not disclosed but Nokia will probably repeat Apple’s latest move and launch the phone in several countries at the same time. While many people are waiting for an official statement regarding the launch date, Digital-Phone.co.uk has marked October 16 as the Lumia 920’s delivery day. It can’t be said if the info is trustworthy or not but the retailer has been in the market since 1994 and has all the right badges on its site.
We grabbed this news from WMPowerUser, and we will blame them in case the information turns out to be fake. Kidding.
Verizon Wireless has announced it will launch only LTE smartphones anymore but the biggest carrier in the US made such an announcement due to the large LTE coverage it has in the States. In Europe this network is only at the stage of tests, and it will be launched not earlier than November, though Everything Everywhere will launch the first LTE network in the UK on September 11. This will allow them to offer the next-gen iPhone, which will have an LTE radio aboard. Besides, we have heard Nokia is in talks with Everything Everywhere to launch its own LTE smartphone in the market too.
If you are unaware, Everything Everywhere is a partnership between Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom in the United Kingdom, operating the Orange and T-Mobile brands. It has already been authorized by UK communications regulator Ofcom to use its 1800 MHz spectrum to offer LTE and WiMAX services.
Unfortunately, there is no word which Lumia handset will become the first LTE smartphone in the UK but I think it’s not difficult to guess. The Lumia 920 is the best candidate for this deal. Moreover, Reuters has already reported the Lumia 920 will be out in the States in November, after which the phone is expected to be launched in the UK as well. So combining the two news the LTE-enabled Lumia 920 will be released in the UK in late November or early December. What do you think?
Both NokiaPhones blog and I, we like Asha series smartphones, that’s why we pay so much attention to all Series 40 running handsets. We have already come up with the reviews of some of the smartphones of this lineup, including the Nokia Asha 302 and 303. Now it’s time to learn about the next Asha family representative — the Nokia Asha 300.
One of the local British retailers, Unlocked Mobiles is currently selling the phone SIM-free, which means you can choose any mobile operator. It’s the first news for a top market because after the device was firstly announced in October 2011, we didn’t hear anything referring to it until today. The Asha 300 was launched in India a few months ago but no one expected it to arrive in the UK market.
The smartphone costs £84.98, VAT included ($132.65). It sports a 2.4-inch 240×320 resistive touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, a 5MP camera, 128MB of RAM, 140MB of built-in storage space, which can be expanded due to microSD cards and a 1110mAh battery. The Nokia Asha 300 runs S40, which has become Nokia’s feature phone OS.
A smartphone with a 41MP camera lens was something unheard of, which turned into reality with the launch of the Nokia 808 PureView. The phone was announced to be firstly launched in India and Russia. And it was launched there. Later Amazon US announced it would launch the phone in the States on July 8 and it made people think the UK launch would be late. Fortunately, Amazon has decided to bring this smartphone to the UK sooner, and it’s fair because the British were making pre-orders way earlier, in April.
The phone was initially announced to hit Amazon’s shelves on June 21 but it didn’t and we were waiting for another launch date. So now we know the Nokia 808 PureView will be released in the UK on June 30, for sure. It’s when Amazon will deliver your pre-ordered Nokia 808 PureView smartphones.
The device will be available in both black and white. The price varies between £499 and £500 in both cases (VAT included naturally, as there is free delivery). These price tags equal to $780 and $782, respectively, which is way higher than the US price, $699.
Which is the cheapest Windows Phone handset in the UK? The Acer Allegro sold for £139.99? Look at Carphone Warehouse! It’s currently selling the Nokia Lumia 710 for £99.95. Isn’t this a great offer for those who would love to have a WP handset at under £100?
The offer is valid only until June 7, so you should get a move on if you don’t want the Lumia 710 to slip through your fingers. Moreover, it is available only in stores. You should purchase an obligatory first-time £10 top-up, which can be used for talking and texting. The aforementioned pricing applies to new PAYG users, while the existing ones can get the phone at £89.95.
Mobiles.co.uk, which is apparently Carphone Warehouse’s sister company, comes up with a similar offer. So if you have a PAYG account on Vodafone, T-Mobile or Orange, the phone will cost you not more than £100. But if you want to use Three or O2 SIM cards, you must pay additional £10. There is no word as to when Mobiles will end the offer, but presumably, both deals will come to their end on the same date.
Interestingly, at the moment the Lumia 710 is the cheapest Windows Phone handset, and it’s way cheaper than the low-end Lumia 610. So we assume in the near future the latter’s price will be cut.
Since the day the Nokia 808 PureView was introduced at MWC 2012 we have been reading every news on it, except for one — when exactly the phone will be launched. Besides, we wondered if India and Russia would really be the first countries to get it. As to the UK, the phone was expected to hit the market not earlier than July. But now we have the Nokia 808 PureView listed on Amazon UK’s page with an exact launch date.
The device earlier appeared on the page of another retailer, Clove UK that was getting pre-orders at £449.99 ($711) without VAT. In this sense, Amazon UK’s offer is more expensive, £499.98 (US$778) but if you consider yourself a mobile photographer, you will hardly choose to save some $67 knowing when exactly you can get your hands on the phone.
The only preventing feature could be Nokia Belle software the phone comes with. Nokia has promised to bring this new technology to Lumias as well. As soon as Nokia does that, the smartphone world will undoubtedly be revolutionized.
We have already had two Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition Nokia phones — the Nokia N9 and the Lumia 800. As these handsets and the top-end Lumia 900 sport the same housing, theoretically, it is not difficult to create something similar for the latest Windows Phone-packed handset. Fortunately, there are still people wishing to own an extraordinary smartphone — a device that will stand out and show off the owner’s preferences. To meet the requirements of such consumers UK retailer Phones4U yesterday started getting pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 900 Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition handsets.
This special phone comes in matte black and features an embossed Batman logo on the back of the phone. There are also a couple of pre-installed Nokia-exclusive movie apps. Other than that, the phone comes in a limited edition packaging. The rest of the features remain the same, including the 4.3-inch AMOLED display, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS and so on.
There are only 900 such handsets, so if you haven’t pre-ordered one, then you have obviously missed your chance. The pre-ordered phone will be delivered on June 1 with two complimentary movie tickets to The Dark Knight Rises, which will arrive in theaters starting from July 20.
The most affordable Nokia Windows Phone device dubbed the Nokia Lumia 610 is already launched in many countries. The phone was firstly released in the Philippines. The rest of the world is gradually getting its own units. Among them we have Ireland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Australia and India. As to the UK, the phone was expected to arrive in this market this week, and it did arrive.
The black Lumia 610 is currently available via Clove UK, which announced its plans on the phone much earlier, though then the device was being pre-ordered at £228 (about $362). As of now, Clove requires only $285 (£180 including VAT) for the unlocked model meaning it is capable of working on any network, and there is no agreement attached to the phone. The cyan variant of the Lumia 610 will be available next week.
Undoubtedly, the Nokia Lumia 610 will be released via different mobile operators, and afterward, its price will drop down. In this regard, you can wait until then, but if you’re looking forward to getting your hands on the first WP Tango device, Clove UK’s offer is in no way a bad option.
The Nokia Lumia 610 is Nokia’s only low-end smartphone powered with Windows Phone OS. This handset has been made to allow Nokia to compete with Android in the niche. After being unveiled at MWC 2012, the phone was announced to come to many countries — the Netherlands, Ireland, India, Luxemburg and so on. As to the UK, Clove was the first to announce its plans on the phone, though the price it set for the Lumia 610 is much different from what we have at the moment. The pre-orders for this Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh-packed smartphone are already live at £180 ($289), VAT included, and the retailer promises to ship it next week.
The Nokia Lumia 610 is the only smartphone with the latest version of Windows Phone OS aboard. Besides the presence of WP Tango, you will also find many decent features, and a stylish design typical of Lumia line handsets.
One of the most attractive features is Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. The Lumia 610 is the first phone with it.
Lastly, pre-orders are taken for the black and cyan options, though later other choices will come forth as well.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is delayed in the UK and will be launched only on May 14 while the US consumers have been enjoying it for almost a month. The delay was caused by the high demand in the US, and to compensate people’s expectations the manufacturer has decided to give away free Nokia Purity HD headphones. We have already talked about this. It was quite welcomed by consumers wishing to purchase the Lumia 900. As of now, the campaign is expanding its sphere of influence — those UK residents who will buy the Nokia Lumia 900 or the Lumia 800 during May will get the Nokia Purity HD headsets.
The Nokia Purity HD headphones were unveiled at Nokia World 2011. They cost £199 and gladly, there’s a good chance to get them for free. Of course, the campaign will make sense only for the Lumia 800 until its sibling is launched. Accordingly, the manufacturer wants to stimulate the Lumia 800 sales one more (last) time before the top-end Windows Phone handset comes to the stores.
Get acquainted with the Terms and Conditions here. Note that Monster’s headphones are very expensive, and it will be a sin to refuse them.