Rumor: Verizon to get "Laser" version of Lumia 920 later in 2013

So far, Verizon has launched three Windows Phone 8 devices in the past couple of months. In November it started selling the Nokia Lumia 822 as an exclusive, along with its version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Today, it started selling the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, again as an exclusive.

Now there's word that Verizon will start selling a variant of AT&T's high end Nokia Lumia 920 sometime later in 2013. The Verge reports, via unnamed sources, that the smartphone has the code name "Laser" but specific hardware differences between this product and the Lumia 920 have yet to be revealed.

The story also claims that Verizon will make the launch of the "Laser" a high priority, much as AT&T did with the Lumia 920 in November. Microsoft is also said to be supporting the launch with some marketing money of its own. So far, Verizon, Nokia or Microsoft have yet to comment on this new rumor.

As we mentioned earlier this week, Verizon Wireless has yet to give any specific sales information on its Nokia Lumia 822 and its version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X. However, we would guess that the sales numbers were good enough that Verizon wants to continue to sell new Windows Phone 8 products.

Source: The Verge

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I bought Nokia Lumia 920. and I love it. The design is awesome. The screen is very smooth and sharp. When I hold the phone, I feel the phone is solid. The camera is very good, and the photo is very clear. The WP8 is nice. Love the idea of live tiles. I could download many applications from the Internet. I also bought the wireless charger, and it is very convenient for the phone to be charged. I don't like to plug in my phone to the USB for charging. The phone would be better if it could be smaller. Microsoft should add Windows Live Mail on Lumia 920. Overall, I love the phone.

Pan_Cheng said,
I bought Nokia Lumia 920. and I love it. The design is awesome. The screen is very smooth and sharp. When I hold the phone, I feel the phone is solid. The camera is very good, and the photo is very clear. The WP8 is nice. Love the idea of live tiles. I could download many applications from the Internet. I also bought the wireless charger, and it is very convenient for the phone to be charged. I don't like to plug in my phone to the USB for charging. The phone would be better if it could be smaller. Microsoft should add Windows Live Mail on Lumia 920. Overall, I love the phone.

It can't be smaller cause of the features and technique Nokia did put into it.
For lighter/smaller phones, one has to go for the stripped down versions or another brand.
Windows Live Mail is already added via your Microsoft account, works fine here together with hotmail, gmail and exchange.
Hotmail is going to die, so Outlook.com will probably replace it in some future update.

I hope everyone understands that just a variant (unless it's cheap) won't be enough. It needs an iterative jump. It'll likely be 4-6 months after the initial launch and reveal of the 920, so it needs to reflect that. If it's just a variant, that will be disappointing.

Still, as a Verizon customer that is still sporting a Trophy, I'm watching ...

why would you make a ~6 month old phone a "high priority release?" I'd rather just wait the extra few months for a 'new' Nokia

jasonon said,
why would you make a ~6 month old phone a "high priority release?" I'd rather just wait the extra few months for a 'new' Nokia

It will, most definitely, be a 'revision' of the 920. Not the same phone.

minster11 said,
the phone look exactly like lumia 920, why a different name? Maybe this is the one with lighter body.


I don't think that's the actual new 920!

Hopefully laser meaning not as freaking thick as the current 920. The monstrosity of the current 920 is keeping me from getting a Windows 8 device. For the folks who will come in and ask, "have you even held a 920"? Yes, I used one for 13 days before I sent the brick back.

JHBrown said,
Hopefully laser meaning not as freaking thick as the current 920. The monstrosity of the current 920 is keeping me from getting a Windows 8 device. For the folks who will come in and ask, "have you even held a 920"? Yes, I used one for 13 days before I sent the brick back.

its not as huge as you think. Although its bigger then an S3 or something.
I for one kinda like the weight of it. The thing feels solid and unbreakable .I dropped it quite a few times already, not a scratch. although the back is starting to show tiny scratches and that after just a few weeks.

JHBrown said,
Hopefully laser meaning not as freaking thick as the current 920. The monstrosity of the current 920 is keeping me from getting a Windows 8 device. For the folks who will come in and ask, "have you even held a 920"? Yes, I used one for 13 days before I sent the brick back.

Well, the 920 is a man phone, it's lot more durable than the Samsungs S3 alike WP8 version.
So if you like paper thin phones go for Samsung instead of whining about lack of muscles to carry a 920 with.
Look at the differences in battery life, camera, screen and you name it, maybe that helps you to understand why the 920 has more weigth.