The Lumia 920 will be available in early January 2013 in the Netherlands, but preorders of the device are currently matching preorders of the iPhone 5 in that country and may even be surpassing it. Dutch website spoke with retailers in the Netherlands about the upcoming device and gave some interesting insight into the device.

“We had high expectations for the device, but it has achieved the same numbers of preorders in its first week as the iPhone 5, which is great.” Said Mathieu Teeuwen, Marketing Director for Phone House Netherlands, to

Our friends over in the Netherlands can expect the device to become available around mid-January in 2013. Alternatively, you can preorder it here.

It’s great to see a device like the Lumia 920 doing well around the globe.Statistics and Windows Phone haven't been the best of friends the past few years. We’ve always been given vague numbers and estimates for determining marketshare for our favorite mobile operating system. Just a few days ago we learned that shipments of handsets are up over 300% compared to last year, but what exactly that number is we may never really know. Reports like this may be weak on numbers, but we should turn our focus to the increase in "mindshare"

Any Dutch readers thinking of getting a Lumia 920 or other Windows Phone 8 device? Let us know.

Source:, Thanks djuro for the tip!