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    We've heard how Windows Phone 8 is all about you, and seen all the devices bearing the new OS at launch. What's left, however, is where you can get one on the other side of the pond and, more importantly, how much it's going to cost you. Nokia has separately announced that both the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be launching in the UK (and France) later this week. More specifically, though, it looks like every UK carrier will be getting at least three handsets, with the almost-ready-to-launch EE getting both of HTC and Nokia's handset pairs. We've got all the (current) pricing details and availability dates after the break.
    Windows Phone 8 handset UK availability and pricing detailed: free starting from 21 per month -- Engadget

    Dig deep folks...
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    Any info yet for sim-free? 36 a month isn't very appealing when my 10 giffgaff goody bag is such good value
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbs View Post
    Any info yet for sim-free? 36 a month isn't very appealing when my 10 giffgaff goody bag is such good value
    Haven't found anything yet - anyone?
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    I thought maybe more networks would get the Lumia 820.

    Maybe tomorrow will bring more pricing information, I am interested in the sim free prices too.
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    More info : Nokia UK tweeted ' Lumia 920 from EE and Phones 4 u from 2nd November'.

    Also 'Lumia 820 from 7th November at CPW, EE, Phones 4U, Tesco and o2'

    Odd that 3uk and Vodafone aren't mentioned for the 820.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaRed View Post
    More info : Nokia UK tweeted ' Lumia 920 from EE and Phones 4 u from 2nd November'.

    Also 'Lumia 820 from 7th November at CPW, EE, Phones 4U, Tesco and o2'

    Odd that 3uk and Vodafone aren't mentioned for the 820.
    4PU are only selling it on EE's contracts as far as I know.
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    Yes, seems phones 4 u are going to get the Lumia 920 in every colour but locked to EE.

    This wont go down well!

    The only hope is that Clove etc will sell it sim free.

    I am on the look out for a sim free L820.
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    Aren't expansys doing SIM Free? I bet I saw HTC 8S for 224 SIM free!
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    They should but I am wondering if they may have to wait until EE's exclusivity period is over? (For the 920)

    I feel selling it sim free the only way Nokia can sell this 920 in enough numbers, more than half the country will not have 4G until mid to late 2013. Who would want to pay 4G prices for a 3G service?
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    P4U usually do sim free, but more expensive than other sites. Still a lot of confusion over where this can be bought sim free but at least it is out now, so deals should start popping up on the web
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    How can they compete with this - Nexus 4 239 unlocked.
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    Is that the new Nexus that was meant to be launched today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarzzz View Post
    Is that the new Nexus that was meant to be launched today?
    Yes, its on the Google play store. No LTE but highly specced.
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    How can the droid fans live with no LTE? Aren't droids supposed to be the best phones ever with the best specs on the land to run the buggy ICS and Beans?
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    However, the best part of this launch is - even 6 hours after the actual event, Windows Phone 8 is trending world wide. Not a word about this new Nexus.
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    Also its 279 for only 4 inches phone with quad-core. Ordinary 8 MP camera and 1.3 FFC. Those specs for 16 GB android are about right. You can't compare that to super sensitive touch screen, NFC, LTE, OIS, Pureview phone!
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    EE's data plans UK's 4G Mobile Network | Fibre Broadband | EE

    So 46 a month gets you 3gb of data and according the phones 4u you pay 19.99 towards the phone. You can in theory pay more for the phone and get the cheaper monthly plan for less data. Most likely the 500mb plan wouldn't be enough so at a minimum the 1gb one for 41 seems the most reasonable if you want to go with EE.

    I don't lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarzzz View Post
    Also its 279 for only 4 inches phone with quad-core. Ordinary 8 MP camera and 1.3 FFC. Those specs for 16 GB android are about right. You can't compare that to super sensitive touch screen, NFC, LTE, OIS, Pureview phone!
    But the 920 is 470. That's a big difference. The closest Windows phone would be the HTC 8X but that is still 399. For a new platform with limited app support why would the average consumer buy a Windows 8 phone? They have overpriced them for the market.
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    For extra 190 - you are getting Pureview, OIS, Supersensitive screen, Exclusive apps, LTE, NFC. Those hardwares alone justify about 100-120 to me!

    Plus LG build quality v/s Nokia build quality! - come on, pay at least 30 more for premium make! Lumias don't die!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarzzz View Post
    For extra 190 - you are getting Pureview, OIS, Supersensitive screen, Exclusive apps, LTE, NFC. Those hardwares alone justify about 100-120 to me!

    Plus LG build quality v/s Nokia build quality! - come on, pay at least 30 more for premium make! Lumias don't die!
    The LG has NFC, a Sony OIS and exclusive apps make a difference in the Windows ecosystem, they mean less than nothing when comparing *across* wp and android.

    That leaves pureview , LTE and a super sensitive screen - there is no LTE outside of major cities at the moment and recent upgrades to the 3g network mean that most people would be better off with a much cheaper but not much slower unlimited data package.
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    So the EE website has gone online this morning, and you can order the 920. Shame they don't list it SIM free.

    After all the talk of exclusivity, its not even prominent on their front page, you can find it if you look, but its obviously not very important to them :@

    Whats the point of it being exclusive, if you aren't going to promote the %^&* out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    So the EE website has gone online this morning, and you can order the 920. Shame they don't list it SIM free.

    After all the talk of exclusivity, its not even prominent on their front page, you can find it if you look, but its obviously not very important to them :@

    Whats the point of it being exclusive, if you aren't going to promote the %^&* out of it.
    Yeah exact same reaction!

    Under 4G phones they have two subsections: Phones and iPhone 5 - WTF!
    And then under phones - you of course see iPhone 5 but no Lumia 920!!

    But then you click see all devices and it's hidden somewhere. Their prices are ridiculous! If that's the only place I can get Lumia 920 from, then I might be waiting for US guys to start selling some stuff on ebay!
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    So just visited my local p4u and voda stores

    P4u have got advertising up for WP8 and areas set-up for devices to be put out.
    They confirmed that the L920 will be on EE only during their exclusivity period, and the 8x is available on all carriers.

    The voda store had no displays set-up and basically told me that they won't be stocking any WP8 handsets until January.

    So looks like i will be getting the 8x on voda contract via p4u.
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    Just ordered a 920 on EE (yup I bit the price bullet) however then found out its out of stock, even speaking to someone directly at EE over the phone confirmed its delayed 'for 2 weeks'?! has anyone else heard this, why is Nokia saying its out this friday if the only provider selling it says 'they have yet to recevie stock from nokia' ?!:@
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    I bet I read somewhere this morning that you can order it from EE now and it will be with you by Friday this week! Unless its the case where they've sold out the initial stock already?! :O
    What plan did you opt for if you don't mind me asking? ;)

    Anyone knows how long is this exclusivity period for? Not till Jan! That will kill it all for UK. As it is Windows Phone aren't that popular as USA.
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