We have already had a list of those in the UK set to stock the devices but now we know a little bit more including how long the EE exclusive will last for the UK. Let’s clear this up.
Official availability of the 920 will be from the 2nd of November and available in Black, White, Red & Yellow options. It is an EE exclusive which means you can have it on either Orange or T mobile tariffs if the deals on the brand new 4g tariffs are not to your liking. EE Stores & Phones 4u will be serving them up, in fact we already reported Phones 4u were getting things ready.
We have been advised that EE have the exclusive until the end of the year and it will not be possible to buy the handsets offline (without a contract) while this is in place, apart from Phones4u where it'll be available for £459 (according to promotion material). Nokia have indicated that may extend the exclusive may be extended. Nokia advised they are concerned with “best execution” which likely means they are seeking to place the 920 into stores that can provide a premium retail experience.
The Lumia 820 will follow shortly behind the 920 and get general availability on the 7th of November, colours include Black, White, Red & Yellow. The phones will be in a myriad of retail outlets including EE, Orange, T Mobile, O2, Phones 4u Carphone Warehouse and Tesco Phone Shop. We are told that in the UK all 820’s will come with a wireless charging shell as standard.
So there you have it folks, if you were in the market for a box fresh Lumia 920 or 820 you know where, when and how much and even how exclusive. Question is where will you be getting yours and in what colour? Please let us know in the comments bellow.