Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is gearing up for another Lumia launch. They just introduced the Lumia 920 and it’s reported to launch in stores sometime in November, though they did not give an exact date. This report comes from Reuters unnamed European carrier sources.
The Verge did a follow-up report from their own sources, saying that the Nokia 920 will launch on November 2, on the AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) network, but that date isn’t completely set, as it could be pushed back to a later month.
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The Nokia 920 will run on Windows 8. It will come with a 4.5 inch display, PureView camera technology, Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, and NFC support. Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) also introduced the Lumia 820, which also runs on Windows 8, and features a 4.3 inch display. The latter model doesn’t feature PureView. No word on the pricing points for each model.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) has yet to reveal the official launch date for their new phone models.
Here’s to hoping Nokia’s Lumia 920 becomes a hot seller. Obviously, it will never be in the ranks of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, but it should be able to carry it’s own weight as a solid alternative. I would like to see the Lumia line place Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) back in the game, but I really wonder if that’s even possible. They’ve already lost a lot of money and they’re placing a lot of their faith in a few products that may, or may not, succeed. Chances are, these products will sell enough to keep the company afloat, but let’s hope they can do better than that.
In all reality, Nokia’s success will depend on a few key factor,s including innovation in technology, product quality, and marketing. Obviously, the product isn’t that innovative in design or technology, but the smartphones have quality features. If they can come up with marketing plan that works, they will be all set.