Nokia was eager to talk up its new pair of Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia smartphones earlier this month, but the company left one weighty question on the table: when can we actually get our hands on them?
Lumia devotees in Germany and Italy can rest easy knowing that Nokia’s latest Windows Phones will be available to them starting in November, and the entry-level Lumia 820 will cost €499 ($642) in either market. The flagship Lumia 920 on the other hand will run Germans €649 ($835), but those lucky Italians will be able to score the device for just a bit less — €599 ($771), to be precise.
Meanwhile, Nokia is still keeping a few key details under wraps when it comes Russia. The truly ambitious can pre-order their Lumia hardware starting today — the 920 will set Russian consumers back 24,990 rubles ($803), while the 820 will cost 19,990 rubles ($642)– but all Nokia would admit in its Russia statement is that the device will launch sometime in the fourth quarter.
Expect this first slew of announcements to be followed by plenty more in short order. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a U.K. announcement sooner instead of later, and a few other far-flung carriers like China Mobile and Australia’s Telstra have already confirmed that they would carry the Lumia 920 so their launch details are likely being ironed out as we speak.