(Updated) AT&T Ties Up Lumia 920 As Carrier Exclusive, What About The 820?


Update: According to Nokia’s website, the Lumia 820 is also an AT&T exclusive, though AT&T’s press release doesn’t mention that specifically. 

Update 2: The Nokia website has been updated to show the Lumia 820 as “coming soon” from AT&T, but they have removed the “exclusive.” Good news. 

We had high hopes that Nokia’s Lumia 920 would make the carrier rounds and not be tied down to any one particular carrier via an exclusivity deal. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be as AT&T and Nokia announced earlier this morning the Lumia 920 as an AT&T carrier exclusive. That’s hugely disappointing considering HTC set out to make their own Windows Phone 8 flagship available to three of the nations largest carriers. Nokia, a company that desperately needs a win in the Windows Phone 8 market seems destined to continue shooting themselves in the foot by placing their very best handset on the carrier with the largest iPhone audience, not to mention AT&T’s reinvigorated Android lineup.

The Lumia 820 is still a maybe for a T-Mobile arrival and while it’s a great smartphone on its own, I can’t hide my disappointment at yet another missed opportunity for both T-Mobile and Nokia.

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  • http://kaceygreen.com/ Kacey Green

    I’m going to get the Cyan 920 and unlock it to go on my value plan, hopefully the re-farm comes to my area soon, Tmo seems to move slow with network changes in the places I end up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSJWO7AIIPICQGA3EGBQNIWVVQ Vu

    i wonder how much is att paying to get these exclusives deals? one x, one x+, now the 920…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002501671439 James Garant

    I was really thinking about the Lumia 920 but Nokia going with AT&T as exclusive carrier has really turned me off toward the phone and the company. I wonder how many people feel the same way.

    IMO: Nokia did not make a smart decision.

  • $31289116

    That just about killed my love for Nokia. I’m not even going to bother with the 808.