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Lumia 920 and 820 get Bluetooth 4.0 certification

When Nokia officially announced the Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones earlier this month, both were listed as supporting Bluetooth 3.1. However, other smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the upcoming iPhone 5, support the updated Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity features.

Now it seems that Nokia has decided that Bluetooth 3.1 is just not enough for both devices. The Bluetooth.org website now lists the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 as both receiving the certification for Bluetooth 4.0. Hopefully that means when the smartphones are officially launched later this year, they will have that Bluetooth 4.0 support out of the box.

In related news, the global version of the Lumia 920 has also received the approval of the FCC. However, as Engadget points out, the hardware that's found inside this version of the smartphone does not support any of the LTE networks that are used inside the US, which makes the prospect of this model of the 920 being sold in this country very unlikely.

As we have reported before, Nokia has yet to give a specific launch date or the price tag for either the Lumia 920 or 820 and has yet to comment on which wireless carrier will sell the devices in the US.

Via: WMPoweruser.com
Source: Bluetooth.org | Image via Nokia

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