Nokia Lumia 1020 going on sale in Russia from October 11

The Lumia 1020 is already available for consumers to pre-order in Russia, but a definitive date for when the Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset will launch in the country is unknown. Just like Europe, consumers are waiting for the manufacturer to bring the niche Windows Phone to market, which has been stated to be arriving later in the year. Now WP7 Forum has been informed by sources that this date is in fact October 11th.


We've only just covered news that France is too getting their hands on the high-end, premium smartphone early October so this date certainly seems plausible. Since it's an expensive product, we recommend you take a good look at our full review of the Lumia 1020. If you haven't already done so, be sure to head on over to Nokia's website to pre-order the Lumia 1020.

Source: WP7 Forum; thanks, Дмитрий, for the tip!

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  • Good news. I personally think the wait is a little long, but the more markets the better... Now, can we get a red, and cyan, 1020❔ How about grey❔I feel that Nokia started this color craze in Smartphone's, and now they are slightly backing off while HTC has joined in, and Apple is about the claim that they literally invented color❕
  • You tell em bro!
  • I sure hope Microsoft buys Nokia. I have a feeling.
  • So the 1020 is slowly being released globally.
    How long will they wait to end the AT&T exclusivity in the US?
    The 1020's outrageous camera is about the only WP to receive widespread attention here. They should release a Verizon version at the least, but something for T-Mobile and Sprint might not be a bad idea either.
  • Its on Telus and Rogers in Canada. Its rare for us to have choices.
  • Still needs expandable memory before I would consider it.
  • +1 Even 64GB might tempt me. 32 isn't enough for apps, games, maps and lots of large happy snaps
  • According to my emails junkmail folder, Russian women really want to date me. Maybe some Russian Luminas want me too.
  • Just like Europe? Meaning Russia is no longer in Europe? ;)
  • The part of Russia officially is a Europe.
  • comming to Croatia also in October.... no release date or price yet ...