News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 27, 2012.
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Nokia debuted its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 handsets three weeks ago, but the company didn't reveal how much the phones would cost. Today, Nokia announced price and carrier availability in Australia, Germany, Italy, and Russia. Prices will vary by market, but today's announcements give a general idea of how much customers in other European countries might expect to pay. Nokia will likely announce more markets in the coming days, but here's a breakdown for each announcement:
Nokia confirmed that Telstra will offer the Lumia 920, and Vodafone and Optus will carry the Lumia 820. Pricing details were not announced for either device, but Nokia says it will share that information at the end of October.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will cost 649 EUR (US $836.23) including VAT. The phone will be available at Vodafone and mobilcom-debitel beginning in November.
The Nokia Lumia 820 will cost 499 EUR (US $632.96) including VAT. It will be sold at Vodafone, mobilcom-debitel, O2 Telefonica, and Telekom beginning in November.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will cost 599 EUR (US $778.81) including VAT. The Nokia Lumia 820 will cost 499 EUR (US $632.96) including VAT. Both models will be available at TIM, Tre, Vodafone, and Wind beginning in mid-November.
Nokia did not announce any carrier information, but it did reveal that it is taking pre-orders for both the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 920 will cost 24,990 RUB (US $800.70). The Nokia Lumia 820 will cost 19,990 RUB (US $637.62). Both models will go on sale at an undisclosed date in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.