Microsoft took the final wraps off of Windows Phone 8 at the company’s official launch event in San Francisco yesterday. Carriers are quickly announcing upcoming availability of Windows Phone 8 device, though Canada telecom Rogers appears to have first dibs on Windows 8 and Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920.
Rogers confirmed late last night that some of its retail outlets will begin selling the Lumia 920 starting today, well ahead of the expected early to mid-November release date for Windows Phone 8 devices. Customers lucky enough to find a Rogers store with the Lumia 920 in stock will walk away with the device for $100 on the customary 3-year contract, or $550 on a month-to-month plan.
The Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 32 GB of internal storage, 1 GB RAM, and an 8 megapixelcamera with Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash, and optical image stabilization, and is truly one of the must-have Windows Phone 8 devices on the market.
Non-Rogers customers can rest assured that the Lumia 920 will likely be coming your way soon. As Engadget points out, Microsoft suggested other Canadian carriers would get the Lumia 920 as well, paving the way for Bell and Telus to offer the device in coming weeks.