Nokia and Rogers today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusively available to Rogers' customers in November, adding its name to the global list of wireless operators selling the Windows Phone 8 device.
"Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "With seamless access to entertainment, sports and business content, the Nokia Lumia 920 offers customers a world leading internet experience powered by the Rogers LTE network."
"Rogers' decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem," said Don Leeke, Canada General Manager, Nokia.
The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.
In addition to built-in wireless charging, the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will operate across the Rogers national wireless network and will take advantage of the fastest mobile network technology in the world when operating on the Rogers LTE network; available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.
Price and other details for the Nokia Lumia 920 to be announced closer to the launch date.
It seems Google is taking it competitors head on with a plan to open a retail shop to feature its Nexus devices. According to a buzz based on the 9 to 5 Google publication, its retail stores will open in major cities in the US and could potentially give Apple and Microsoft a run for their money.
Google is quite lagging behind other major smart phone competitors in the sense that it does not have flagship stores like Apple does and only has small shops in airports, etc. Because of this, distribution of the Nexus devices is concentrated in a few key areas. Google retail shops could potentially increase their sales and popularize Nexus devices and penetrate markets that are less reticent to Google smartphones.
This will be a major step for Google who has seen Apple build many stores around the world and showcase its products and services.