Nokia Lumia 920 kept under lock and key
The Nokia Lumia 920 was present at Qualcomm’s IQ 2012 but for some reason the handset was kept under lock and key inside a glass case
Nokia didn’t want anybody playing with its Lumia 920 handset at Qualcomm’s IQ 2012 in Berlin, preferring to keep the device away from prying hands inside a glass case.
Nokia launched the handset, along with its Lumia 820, last week at an event in New York. The device itself picks up where the Lumia 900 left off and adds in a welt of new technology and processing power.
The markets didn’t react well to Nokia’s new handsets, with share prices slumping 13 per cent after the announcement.
Initial feedback from journalists was very positive, however. Check out our first-look here.
No one really knows why Nokia is being so cagey about the Lumia 920. Some reports claim the software – Windows Phone 8 – is not ready. Others say it's the device’s camera – another subject of controversy.
Either way, we didn’t get much of a hands-on here in Berlin – around 10 seconds before it was snatched back – which meant we didn’t have a chance to see anything.
The handset in question was Jo Harlow’s personal handset, so perhaps this was why. I don't think I'd like a bunch of tech journalists rifaling through my personal handset.
Even so, it still doesn’t explain why the Lumia handsets out on the expo room’s main foyer were encased in glass?
The LTE-ready Nokia Lumia 920 is expected to launch in November 2012, well after Apple’s iPhone 5, which is scheduled to launch tomorrow and ship in the first week of October.
Initial impressions of the device are, nonetheless, very good. The yellow variant looks absolutely stunning.