Should information which has been passed on to us be accurate, O2 UK will be sporting not three, but four Windows Phones. A Windows Phone Central reader was able to extract details from the carrier surrounding the potential stocking of a Lumia 920 with LTE capabilities. A support representative answered queries with some degree of affirmation.
The Lumia 920 has been picked up by EE (Everything Everywhere) as an exclusive launch handset for its new 4G LTE UK network. While the exclusivity will be limited in duration, and other operators (including O2) will subsequently be able to stock the Nokia flagship Windows Phone, it's positive to see a UK carrier planning to arrive at the Microsoft party with chocolate cake.
This is not official confirmation, nor an announcement by O2, but it would prove unproductive for a representative to reveal false information to and mislead a potential (or already established) customer. There's also no reason for the carrier not to put the Nokia flagship device alongside both HTC Windows Phones and the Samsung ATIV S. See the conversation below.
O2 plans to begin rolling out its own LTE network by Spring 2013, alongside other UK carriers to get up to speed with EE. Already unveiling the HTC 8X and HTC 8S, O2 will be sporting a healthy arsenal of 4G Windows Phones to market to consumers.
We're unsure just how long EE's hold on the Lumia 920 will last, but we expect competitors to begin stocking the Windows Phone by the time said carriers make the jump to launching LTE publicly.
To recap on Lumia 920 features, the Windows Phone sports a 4.5" screen with PureMotion HD+ technology, dual-core CPU, 2000mAh battery, 8.7MP camera with PureView technology, 1GB RAM and 32GB storage. It's packing more than enough power for apps and games located on the Windows Phone Store, and we're sure attractive tariffs will be available.
Thanks, Sabita, for sending in the photo!
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.