Lumia 920
Windows Phone 8

With the New Year just around the corner we thought it was about time we gave you a little update on out Windows Phone 8 plans.  A few weeks back we told you about how excited we are to be able to bring a selection of the finest Windows Phone 8 devices in early 2013,  and now we’ve got a new phone to welcome into the Vodafone fold too.

Already confirmed as heading to Vodafone in the new year are the Nokia Lumia 820, the HTC 8X and HTC 8S. They’re a stunning set of Windows Phone 8 handsets, but one more can’t hurt, can it? With that in mind, we’re donning the party hats early in light of the news that we’ll also be stocking the Nokia Lumia 920.

Introducing the Lumia 920

Being able to stock the Nokia Lumia 920 is a real boon. It sits right at the top of Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8 family with a stunning 4.5-inch ClearBlack display, an 8-Megapixel PureView camera that’ll take some of the best shots you’ve ever seen, and wireless charging built in.

“Being able to stock the Nokia Lumia 920 is a real boon.”

The display’s wrapped up nicely under a sheen of Corning’s Gorilla Glass, which means it can fight your house keys and come out smiling, while the rest of the case boasts Nokia’s now infamous polycarbonate unibody design that sets the 920 and its Lumia brethren apart from the pack.

All that Nokia goodness runs off a meaty Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, which keeps your mobile experience flying along and makes sure Windows Phone 8 is buttery smooth to use.

The wait for Windows Phone 8

As with all the other Lumia phones, the Nokia Lumia 920 runs on the Windows Phone operating system. This time we’re looking at Windows Phone 8, an update to the formula that brings a more customisable homepage layout, support for dual-core processors and a much-improved integration with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services like Skype, so you make video calls from your phone.

Luckily, those new features don’t come at the expense of what already made Windows Phone great – namely, the Live Tiles that proffer important info without making you actually enter the apps they represent. Oh, and let’s not forget the stunning, unified design of the operating system as a whole, which now matches Windows 8 on desktop machines and tablets.

“These new features don’t come at the expense of what already made Windows Phone great.”

We’re working harder than Santa’s elves to make sure that these new Windows Phone 8 dream machines are perfect by the time they land in your pockets.

At the moment, that means we’re saying that all four of our Windows Phone 8 phones will arrive in the early stages of next year, but keep your eyes locked to Vodafone Social for a more precise release date, which we’ll bring you as soon as we possibly can.

In the mean time, here’s a more in-depth look at what we love about Windows Phone 8, to whet your appetite.

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  • LazyAugust

    Any idea when we’ll be able to pre-order one?  I know there are shortages right now so I want to get my foot in the door as early as possible.

    • Thanks for your interest. We’ll bring you more news in the new year. Keep checking back for more details.

  • when it ll available 

    • It’ll be early next year. We’ll bring you more details when we have them.

  • please plaease please stock the gray one

  • erik

    great news. white or grey ideally.

  • Due an upgrade now on my N8 and would like to for the 920. Any idea when and how much?

  • Any idea of timescale yet as I am due an upgrade on my N8 (since Nov) and I’m really keen to get one of these

  • yes I wouldlike the grey one too ( with out vodafone emblem on it)

  • How about BB10.
    it is really irritating that the Vodafone has become so boring, have taken away coming soon page and nevr displays any phone there. How do you expect us express interest when we do not even know which hand set it is going to be. Very bad (bland) move by vodafone.

  • Any update on when this ready yet??

  • Hi. The BB10 handsets are all closely guarded secrets at the moment, but more information will be revealed soon. Keep your eyes locked to http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2012/12/19/incoming-every-new-phone-and-tablet-headed-to-vodafone/ for the latest on all our upcoming phones. 

  • When will the Nokia Lumia 820 be out with Vodafone? It is bad form for this company to take so long with releases of new phones. The Lumia 820 has been out for months yet Vodafone still has not released it, a mere TBC is not good enough. When will Vodafone realise that we are not a ‘captured audience’, and can switch operators- if there not prepared to release phones within a reasonable time frame.

    • well i live in the shropshire area and i can tell you i have seen this phone in shrewsbury and wrexham stores since october last year,they where late in releasing it last year as they had a couple of gliches to sort out but they are in the majority of the stores now,i am waiting for the nokia lumia920 that is due in the shops any time also

  • Any more updates on the 920?

    I dont want to commit to a new contract only to find out all the new handsets will be out at month end

    • Hi Brian, all we can tell you at the moment is that you’ll see our Windows Phone 8 phones arriving early this year. Hang on in there.

      But make sure you keep checking back here for any updates.

    • Kieran Drain

      You can sign up to the coming soon section on the vodafone site but they haven’t been told anything from Nokia yet. They’re expected at the end of the month though.

  • Can you provide clarity on a date for pre order of a Nokia Lumia 920 please, it has been talked about a January release for some time now.

    • Hi Andy, we’ve just announced the availability of Nokia Lumia 920. You can read all about it, here: http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/02/04/windows-phone-8-comes-to-vodafone-on-february-6th-come-get-some/

  • Lucy Cashin

    Is there a confirmed date for the Vodafone release of the Nokia Lumia 920?  I understand that the 820 is available on vodafone at phones 4 u, but I would ideally like the 920.  I’m quite disappointed by the lack of information on the vodafone website.  

  • We’ve ont confirmed a date yet, Lucy. Keep your eyes locked to http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2012/12/19/incoming-every-new-phone-and-tablet-headed-to-vodafone/ We’ll be updating that page when we can confirm dates.

  • Tony Prescott

    Come on guys, its now February and still no dates on the release of Windows 8 phone… I’m been with vodafone for years and have never thought of leaving until now.. I can’t be the only customer (btw paying your wages) who feels like this.  You cant keep fobbing us off with “check here” pages anymore… Frustrating!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hi Tony, we’ve just posted a story detailing when the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available. Check it out: http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/02/04/windows-phone-8-comes-to-vodafone-on-february-6th-come-get-some/

  • i wish they would give us an exact date on the release of the 920 my  renewal date is this monday and i still don’t know if it is in the store so i don’t know what to do if i go for my upgrade in the store next mon or do i wait until my contract finishes in april in the hope it might be out by then i just do not know what to do unless we hear from them as to an exact release date

  • gergeryan

    Hello. when will lumia 920 will come to Turkey ? 

  • We don’t have any information about devices in other Vodafone countries. We advise you to contact your local Vodafone retailer directly.

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