Rumor: Nokia Lumia 920 coming to Telstra on November 5th

We all know that Nokia's new set of Windows Phone 8-powered Lumias are coming, but so far the company, along with the carriers selling their phones, have kept quiet on exactly when we can get our hands on the smartphones. We recently received a tip from forum member Fred 69, who claims that Australian carrier Telstra is planning to launch the flagship Lumia 920 on November 5th.

Fred mentioned his workplace has a partnership with Telstra, and at a recent conference they showed off upcoming devices including the Nokia Lumia 920, saying they are aiming to launch the device on November 5th. This is to supposedly coincide with the international launch of the Lumia 920 on AT&T on November 4th, however he mentions Telstra's release dates can get pushed back by up to 10 days.

There is also speculation that the Lumia 920 will cost AU$999 from Telstra as an unlocked phone, although this was not mentioned specifically at the event. Traditionally unlocked phones on Australian carriers demand a huge premium over street prices, with phones such as the Galaxy S III 4G costing AU$864 outright, but AU$999 does sound like more than your average flagship smartphone.

We can't confirm for sure that the Lumia 920 will be available on November 5th, but Micrsoft will be announcing more details on October 29th, after which we're sure the floodgates of information will open.

Thanks for the tip Fred 69!

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I've never understood the claim that Telstra are rip off merchants. I've used them since arriving in this country over 6 years ago & I've never had a problem with them at all. While I accept their mobile pricing is higher than alternatives, their service is the only one that gives coverage where I need it, and has done throughout my time here. You get what you pay for in that regard with their service, and the speeds of their network have been pretty consistent too. I hadn't realised how fast they were until I visited the UK a couple of years ago, and tried to use maps on my phone over 3G in Norwich, a dreadful experience

I want the Lumia 920 at almost any price, provided it comes with the following functions:

- USB charging
- Modem functionality like my old HTC HD Touch
- Direct synch via USB or Bluetooth

Does is have these functions? Thanks for your answers.

Yep, bring it on!
Outright cost for an unlocked 920 for around $999, no problem.
My next question, where can we pre-order one, and when?

I live in the Republic of South Africa. I know the West DGAF about Africa in general, but when oh when are we going to get the 920 in RSA?

Hopefully the exclusivity for the 920 doesn't last too long and other carriers will be able to support it by year's end. Rumor has it that the exclusivity agreement is only for the first month but it's anyone's guess if that'll be true or not.

I'm with Optus and they're only getting the 820 at launch. While the 820 is a decent phone, I'm really holding out for the screen size and aesthetics of the 920.

Nashy said,
I ****ing hate exclusive agreements. They're ****ing BS. Especially when they're on ****ing Telstra.

Show me another network that has coverage and speed to match Telstra's.

Douglas_C said,

Show me another network that has coverage and speed to match Telstra's.

none but some people are cheap like me and want to save money by going with another network and still have a nice phone

Douglas_C said,

Show me another network that has coverage and speed to match Telstra's.

It shouldn't matter. Why the hell would you restrict it to one network, when the other big networks have both large networks and customer numbers.

I hate exclusivity contracts. They're BS.

and what about India. What's Nokia India is doing ... ?????
it will be good if they release before Diwali ..
The waiting is like .. its been ages. i want lumia 920 ASAP

A grand is to high, liekly be able to buy it international and overnight it for less! What kind of plan will Telstra put it on $80 per month?

Reavus said,
Just under 4 weeks away...

IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER AWAY.

At least I know to budget for a new phone and Windows 8 device in the same paycheck

About time, I'll probably replace my 4S with this.

Also regarding the pricing, $999 would probably be about right, though if it's Telstra expect it to be something roundly divisible by 24. As it'll have to fit into their MRO repayments options. It'll probably be $960.

The prices are not a premium for unlocked phones, they're just the street prices

Edited by -T-, Oct 10 2012, 5:15am :

-T- said,
About time, I'll probably replace my 4S with this.
The prices are not a premium for unlocked phones, they're just the street prices

Yeah all tech in Aus is outrageously expensive. At least we will get this within 6 months of US release.

IsItPluggedIn said,

Yeah all tech in Aus is outrageously expensive. At least we will get this within 6 months of US release.

We can buy international/Euro versions because it only has to be GSM compatible + LTE but i'll probably get it on a contract anyway.