Nokia has made another Lumia and called it the 720, and to be honest, I'm having trouble telling what it's for. Does it cut the mustard, or has Nokia just confused us?
Back in 1999, the coolest trend in tech was to swap the plastic cover of your beloved Nokia 5110 for a jazzier, more colourful number. Now, Nokia is reincarnating that trend, by releasing mechanical drawings of the back cover of its Lumia 820 so that users can 3D print their own.
Nokia was looking at some of its numbers when somebody noticed that the popularity of classical music ringtones was pretty high, second most popular. So did they shrug this inane news off with amused sighs and feeble "that's neat"? Not at all. They went out and hired a whole 55-piece orchestra to whip up 25 more. Overkill maybe?
The Lumia 920 is hogging the smartphone spotlight right now. Telstra — the 920's exclusive carrier — sold out of device pre-orders and now people are scrounging to find one before launch day. Look a little to either side of the 920's hype, though, and you'll see its younger sibling: the Lumia 820. Saddled onto Optus and Vodafone, this junior model may not be the compromise we thought it was.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is a big deal. It's the first Windows Phone 8 handset from Microsoft's flagship handset partner, Nokia, and ever since we wrote about the device a few weeks ago, my inbox has been overflowing with "when do we get it?!?!?!" emails. Well now we know. Here's who is selling the Lumia 920.
Here's the Lumia 820, the Lumia 920's little sister. It has the same polycarbonate unibody with softer lines. It also has a 4.3-inch screen, 4G LTE, built-in NFC, Nokia City Lens and all the other exclusive Nokia apps. Not bad for the second child.