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AT&T will hold exclusive rights to the Nokia Lumia 920 for six months
We’ve known that AT&T would have exclusive rights to the Nokia Lumia 920 in the US for some time now but just how long that exclusivity would last has remained a mystery - until now. The latest news indicates the smartphone will remain an AT&T-only product for six months before being made available to other carriers.
WPCentral got their hands on a couple of purported AT&T training videos for the upcoming Windows Phone 8 handset. Highlighted in the footage are a few notable features like wireless charging, Nokia City Lens and Tap + Send using NFC technology. It’s in one of these clips, however, that we find the six month exclusive claim.
The videos all have a high production value with lots of hands-on action with the 920. If I was a betting man, I’d say the videos are genuine and AT&T will indeed have a six month head start with Nokia’s flagship.
Six months may not seem like a long time to hold exclusive rights over something but in the fast-paced mobile phone industry, it’s practically an eternity. By the time other carriers are permitted to stock the 920 sometime in early May 2013, it will be old news. The odds of people holding out half a year to pick up a phone that would be equally as dated seems really slim if you ask me.
In the meantime, Microsoft has scheduled a media event for October 29 in San Francisco where they plan to showcase Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7-inch, WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) display. It sports a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash, and a loud and clear external speaker. Like most Windows Phone 7.5 devices, the Lumia 710 does not support microSD cards. The Nokia Lumia 710 is powered with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. The Windows Phone interface gets out of your way easily, and apps are quick to open more often than not.
The Nokia Lumia 800 measures a fairly compact 116.8mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm (4.6in x 2.4in x .5in), it features 16GB of internal storage, but lacks a microSD memory card slot. The Nokia Lumia 800 runs on a single-core processor (1.4GHz). The Lumia 800 is capable of HSPA 14.4 3G data connections on the 900, 1900, and 2100MHz bands and also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is 11.4mm thickness and weight 159g, in the front you can find the 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and in the back the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash. Since there are no seams or doors there is no way to access the 1830mAh battery or increase the phone's 16GB internal storage with a microSD card.
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