Now that Nokia’s Lumia devices have launched in the United States and Western Europe, the mainstream press tends to lose focus on the rest of the world. But we know for Nokia that’s not an option, and we’ve just learned of two developments for two major global markets.
First up is news that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are confirmed to arrive in the Middle East this month. The Lumia Blog was in attendance of an event held in the region, and both phones will debut on November 25th in the UAE on carrier du, as well as in Saudi Arabia on Mobily. The Lumia 920 will retail for AED/SAR 2499 (around 680 USD) while the Lumia 820 will charge AED/SAR 1899 (around 517 USD).
Meanwhile south of the equator, we’ve heard news from the land of Australia about pending availability of the Lumia 920. Telus has begun pre-orders of the flagship handset with an expected delivery date of November 27th. You might want to consider pre-ordering since Telus is throwing in one of the new JBL PlayUp NFC/Bluetooth portable speakers for free if you order before the 26th with a qualifying Every Day Connect Plan. That is an awesome freebie, and makes AT&T’s wireless charging giveaway look a little tame by comparison.
Any Aussies, Saudis, and Arabs looking forward to Nokia’s hot new Windows Phones?