Is the Nokia Lumia 920 too expensive at 520 GBP [before tax]?
September 29, 2012 at 11:51 GMT | By John Williams
There comes a time when everyone has to take off their Windows Phone-tinted glasses and reflect on the real issues that are detrimental to the platform. For a while, we suspected there was a sinister reason behind Nokia's evasive behaviour regarding the pricing of their Windows Phone 8 devices, the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820. Somehow, we kept thinking that Nokia was going to surprise us - in a pleasant way - when they finally revealed how much the Windows Phone 8 Lumias will cost.
Although no official figures for the UK have been made available, much can be deduced from the official prices made available by Nokia in other parts of Europe. Nokia Russia, Nokia Germany and Nokia Italy were first to show off the new Lumias, quoting prices of £517 [$834] for the 920 and £398 [$642] for the 820. How those prices will translate into Great British Pounds remains to be seen after the British Value Added Tax [VAT] is factored in. We suspect the Nokia Lumia 920 will end up costing at least cost £600+ [$968] after tax.
The 920, the flagship phone for Windows Phone 8, is still slightly cheaper than the iPhone 5 pre-tax, which starts at £530 [$855]. But that is still a lot of money for a platform that is yet to establish itself - and that is coming from a self-confessed Windows Phone super fanboy. That is a lot of money indeed. We appreciate the the Nokia Lumia 920 brings a whole lot of goodies in PureView camera technology, PureMotion display and wireless charging, but we cant help but feel that competitive pricing would have helped a great deal.
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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