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Nokia Lumia 920 selling out across Europe thanks to 4G support

 

Nokia's Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphone is proving popular in Europe thanks to its wider support for Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G mobile broadband.

The next generation of mobile data connectivity, LTE offers significantly improved performance over 3G or prior data services - in some cases, even faster than ADSL-based fixed-line broadband connections. While the technology has yet to take off in the UK - currently EE, a conglomeration of T-Mobile and Orange, is the only company to offer a larger-scale 4G service in this country with others due to follow next year - elsewhere in Europe the system has been proving extremely popular.

LTE services have also been rolled out in the US, where Apple's iPhone 5 can take advantage of the system to stream data from the internet at far faster speeds than on 3G networks. Sadly, the iPhone 5's LTE support uses frequencies specific to the US mobile networks - meaning it can't connect to many LTE networks in Europe, supporting just two networks in the UK and Germany compared to the two dozen LTE networks currently available across the continent.

Nokia's Lumia 920, however, can - and that broader support is leading to a claimed sales surge outside the US. Business news site Bloomberg claims that shoppers in Europe are increasingly turning away from Apple devices and towards Nokia handsets specifically to gain support for LTE networks, with one analyst quoted as expecting holiday sales of the Lumia 920 will surpass five million for the fourth quarter, almost double what the smartphone has sold since launch.

With many stores in Europe reporting that their initial allocation of Nokia Lumia 920 devices has sold out, suggesting demand is far higher than slow US sales would suggest - and that Nokia may be back on the right track after a long period of decline.

Author: Gareth Halfacree

 

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smartphones/1296376/nokia-lumia-920-selling-out-across-europe-thanks-to-4g-support



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Sounds good for Nokia and WP8, it's definitely a phone I'm interested in.

Kinda curious to see how HTC's 8x is doing in terms of sales.

Win Phone finally taking off. Not Android or IOS levels, but hopefully a close 3rd option in the future.

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Selling out? It is even not launched in the Netherlands. I need to wait till Jaunuary. Come on, Nokia, I am losing my patience......

one more reason and probably a much bigger one is the huge ad campaign at least in germany. didn't see so much nokia advertisement for years.

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You have now created at least seven threads about Windows Phone sales, four of which alone are just about the Nokia Lumia 920 temporarily being sold out in a specific color, country, shop or carrier:

Black cyan Nokia Lumia 920 sold out at AT&T

Nokia Lumia 920: Sold out in most regions of the world

Nokia Gains on Reports That Lumia Sells Out in Germany

Nokia Lumia 920 selling out across Europe thanks to 4G support

Report: Nokia Received Over 2.5 Million Units Of Order For Lumia 920

Nokia Gains as Danske Says Lumia Is Beating Expectations

Microsoft: Windows Phone sales up 300 percent

This is really getting annoying. Can't you just create ONE thread about Lumia 920 sales and post in there?
It seems you're trying to be the next selnor (or are you simply one of his alter egos?).

ArnoldRimmer said:
You have now created at least seven threads about Windows Phone sales, four of which alone are just about the Nokia Lumia 920 temporarily being sold out in a specific color, country, shop or carrier:

Black cyan Nokia Lumia 920 sold out at AT&T

Nokia Lumia 920: Sold out in most regions of the world

Nokia Gains on Reports That Lumia Sells Out in Germany

Nokia Lumia 920 selling out across Europe thanks to 4G support

Report: Nokia Received Over 2.5 Million Units Of Order For Lumia 920

Nokia Gains as Danske Says Lumia Is Beating Expectations

Microsoft: Windows Phone sales up 300 percent

This is really getting annoying. Can't you just create ONE thread about Lumia 920 sales and post in there?
It seems you're trying to be the next selnor (or are you simply one of his alter egos?).


lol.

can you have a word with ethomaz too please.

Thanks.



They screwed up the 920 in North America. Both Rogers and AT&T versions come with custom carrier roms which don't allow for wifi tethering unless you use that specific carrier's ...even after the phone is unlocked.

HTC however is selling an unlocked version of the 8X which works fine and there are rumors that the Verizon and Tmobile versions of the 8X aren't locked like the Lumia's. So yeah, my WP8 device choice is fairly easy now.

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