Nokia’s New Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 With Windows Phone 8

The 920 looks good, but seems physically a bit large for my tastes. But the display seems gorgeous, the camera looks excellent, and I was really impressed with the build quality of last year’s Lumia 800. I really do think these are the most compelling alternatives to the iPhone. But I thought the same thing last year, and they didn’t sell. What makes this year different?

And: no ship date. Windows Phone 8 isn’t out yet, so who knows when you’ll actually be able to buy one of these things? What’s the advantage to announcing these phones ahead of the iPhone 5 if they aren’t also going to sell them ahead of the iPhone 5?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012