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Lumia 820, 920 available in Germany at Media Markt by November 1st [updated]

Nokia Lumias

German retailer Media Markt has listed both the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 on its website with release dates of November 1st. Both Windows Phones are expected to be made available on that day, should the reported date hold true, and will be priced at €449 (approx. £360) and €649 (approx. £520) respectively.

Update: It seems Media Markt has bumped the date from November 1st to November 15th. This change has occured the same day a German Vodafone store stated on its Facebook page that they will be stocking the Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets at the start of November. We'll have to see if the date sticks. Thanks, Schneppe, for spotting the alteration!

The date comes in a few days prior to AT&T's expected launch of the Lumia 920, which is exclusive to the US carrier. Microsoft is to reveal Windows Phone 8 on October 29th at a number of locations with what appears to be a synchronised multi-market event. Windows Phone Central will be in the front row to bring the latest news. 

 

Lumia 820 Lumia 920

The Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 handsets are Nokia's next line of defence in the company's downwards spiral since ditching Symbian back in 2011 in favour of Microsoft's mobile platform.

Source: Media Markt, via: GSMArena; thanks, Anirudha, for the heads up!

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StaticPlaya says:

We need some UK dates as the lack of UK dates is worrying me.

Nickkk101 says:

Surely, its got to be no more than +/- 3 days after the dates in this article, that seems to be the range around nov 1st, that i've read about on the web. We know its coming to the UK. dont worry.

Coreldan says:

At least you've had plenty of information on these standards.. Seeing that Nokia is from Finland and there has been absolutely zero information from carriers, Nokia or retail stores about pricing or availability in Finland, it's really ironic :D

tomyang says:

why the 820 and 920 released so late in Germany, i have seen the 820 replacement parts for about two months, you can see here:
http://www.etradesupply.com/nokia/other-models/nokia-lumia-820.html

dougwallace says:

Will this have the same bands as the us model?

tissotti says:

No, that's the global version with 9 LTE bands.
AT&T has totally specific LTE bands from test of the world. 

dougwallace says:

I'm looking for Canadian bands.

sanien says:

US as always differs... I feel pity for you Americans, you are bound by your crazy carriers.

funkyGeneral says:

What aboot Canada, eh?

kidjenius says:

how do you know...

eastbayrae says:

I will be there! How about them UK dates? Any chance of getting one before the 1st?

Hopefully they get the 8x.

VagrantWade says:

So is Europe going to get the 920 before AT&T? Or is that Nov 4th date looking unlikely at this point?

Loz Blake says:

Probably, America isn't the centre of the earth, and Nokia are from Europe.

VagrantWade says:

It usually has more to do with the size of the market, but sure. Did Europe get the 800 or 900 before the US?

erwt says:

We got the 800 before the US, but got the 900 a lot later.

The united states is the center of the cell phone world. GET SOME!

Glim12808 says:

Maybe now but soon China will be the center of the cellphone world. LOL! Much as I hate it but it's the fact.

VagrantWade says:

Well China already has a billion cell phones which is way more than the US. The problem is, most of those are cheap phones.

DaSchnee says:

Last time i checked the US always gets messed up carrier branded phones...

uopjo6 says:

LOL and so much whining about carriers. US is the only place I don't want to be in when it comes to phones. 

eruptflail says:

Too much. I can't justify 850 or nearly 600 dollars on a phone that really isn't THAT amazing. The Lumia 920 should be 600 and the other should be 400. Not 850 and 600. Insane.

poiman says:

If the Lumia 920 isn't amazing, then no other phone is!

esackbauer says:

but only if you prefer laggy and old Symbian over modern Windows Phone.
Both have a PureView camera.
Nokia 808 has no optical image stabilisation and "only" a f2.4 lens.
 

Duffau says:

Every time with these comments. You can't simply convert euro prices to USD and expect that to be the price. For reference, the 16gb iPhone is $600 and the 32gb is $700.

Hoekie says:

+1
Usually euro=dollar or even less dollars.
So max 449 and 649 dollars.
449 is pretty cheap really as a starting price.

tissotti says:

Wow, you people just don't learn. NEVER convert euro prices to dollars.
This thing raises time after time in car and gadget forums. It doesn't work that way. 

GrzegorWida says:

Let me show you something. Go to amazon.com and search for "iPhone 5 32gb unlocked". Here is the link in case you are too lazy: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=iphone+5+32gb+unlocked&sprefix=iphone+5+32gb%2Caps%2C257

firewall2302 says:

Sure, although some of that price is because the iPhone 5 ended up being on backorder for so long.  People wanting to get one by going around the wait their carrier is telling them are making demand for unlocked iPhones go up enough to raise the price as well.
 
That being said, iPhones are really overpriced...

dKp1977 says:

Preordered my Lumia 920 yesterday. The good thing about Media Markt is, they will offer the same price if you happen to find it for less money anywhere else in Germany.

Sumit8 says:

can't find it on mediamarkt.de
anyone got a direct link? I want to pre order

robooneus says:

Anyone have any idea if they will be offering it in the matte cyan here in Germany, or is that a US AT&T exclusive at first?

sueha says:

I wrote a PM to the Nokia Germany Facebook Fansite today and asked for an unlocked cyan Lumia 920. I even asked whether I can find it elsewhere in europe if not in Germany. They simply answered:
 
"At sales start, the Lumia 920 will be available in black, white, yellow and red."
 
Not even the gray one :/

robooneus says:

Ugh... Not sure if I will wait or what. Was really hoping for one at launch, but oh well.

sueha says:

I'll check Amazon first then go for french resellers. At least France will get the gray one and
cyan > gray > rest!

paulheu says:

These are all specualtive adverts where pricing is a guessing game. it would be a bit weird for a discounter like MediaMarkt to ask more than suggested retail.

tissotti says:

That is the Nokia Germany suggested price. Italy's suggested price is 599e for Lumia 920. They are asking 50 euros less of the Nokia suggested 820 price. 
 
it's all in the country specific press releases Nokia issued couple of weeks ago. 

Risvall says:

1th of Nov in Sweden @ www.inet.se

JUSTQUAN2 says:

I really can't wait to see the US prices. I want this phone really bad but if it's more than $500 then I will have to pass.

vlad0 says:

I am going for $150/2year contract on AT&T for the 920, and $100 for the 820. But.. if they really want to move some boxes.. it should be $50 for the 920 and free for the 820. 

Racxie says:

I won't be getting a 920 until at least March when my current contract runs out, by which time I hope EE will have lost its exclusivity and I can buy an unlocked one (and possibly slightly cheaper than launch price). That's of course if Nokia doesn't announce new phones by then.

Coreldan says:

Do remember that the reason this is ATT exclusive is that ATT subsidizies the entire phone by itself, so they would pay for cheap deal like that

mcmaui says:

Wait till after new year and you'll get it much cheaper

firehouse31 says:

I think Nokia and Microsoft are going to offer a deal of all deals and get all Nokia 800 and 900 customers the ability to upgrade in between contracts. They need to get everyone on windows 8 phone. This will make life easier for Microsoft and they have the money to do it

theefman says:

I think we all know this is wishful thinking. MS has no problem with dumping its previous userbase, did it with WM 6.5 and again with WP7. Dont expect them to change now.

matheee says:

Media Markt has changed the publication date to 15.11.2012 (11/15/2012)!!!

VagrantWade says:

Like I basically said above before the US bashing began. Made no sense for them to get it days before AT&T

tissotti says:

Actually TIM Italy and Vodafone Germany just today announced they will have the phone November 1st.