With Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform planned for a release on the 29th of October, many are assuming that the announced Windows Phone 8 devices will be released shortly after that or on the day itself. Well if you’re looking forward to getting your hands on the Nokia Lumia 920, a small German retailer by the name of Handytick is already taking pre-orders for the phone with expected delivery dates pegged for the 17th of October. Granted the dates are most definitely subject to change, website WPArea.de claims that the retailer is pretty reputable so there might be a slight chance that the 17th October date might be on the money.
What we are hoping is not true are the prices which Handytick has listed that basically puts the Nokia Lumia 920 at around $968 (after conversion). Of course this will be a fully unlocked device but at an asking price of $968, Nokia might have a hard time convincing Android and iPhone users to jump ship when the latest iPhone and the end-high Android phones are cheaper by a few hundred dollars. Of course since no official announcement regarding availability has been made, perhaps the price listed is also a guess made by the retailer (we hope). In any case this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumblings that the Nokia Lumia 920 could be released before Microsoft officially releases Windows Phone 8, but until it has been made official, we’ll be taking it with a grain of salt for now.