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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.

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

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

  • http://techtasks.net/ TechTasks.net

    when it ll available 

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510472152 Tanay Patel

    please plaease please stock the gray one

  • erik

    great news. white or grey ideally.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675820582 Kenny MacArthur

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675820582 Kenny MacArthur

    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

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XQ7UXHLCJE3HCMVJ6TB7L6EBTA raghu

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

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2OIIFVEN55CWYS4QCTLI6LWCBU SHARON FANE

    Any update on when this ready yet??

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    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. 

  • http://twitter.com/Nicholarrse Nicholas Freeman

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/b_k_f Brian Fraser

    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

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.ord.12 Andy Ord

    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.

    • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

      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/

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    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.

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    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/

  • http://twitter.com/taliswoman54 susan

    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

  • http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/ Vodafone Social

    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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