Earlier today, a report had pegged the Lumia 920 for the world’s largest mobile operator, China Mobile, to be released before the end of the year. Just moments ago, Nokia confirmed the new device intended specifically for the network’s TD-SCDMA network.
Say hello to the Nokia Lumia 920T, a carrier-exclusive variant of the Windows Phone we know and love. The device will retail for RMB 4599 (USD $739) without subsidy, making it quite a bit more costly than the phone is in the United States. One slightly disappointing aspect of the announcement was the lack of color options — the 920T will come in Black, White, Red and Yellow but will not be offered in Cyan or the ever-elusive Gray. However wireless charging, the PureView camera, the Nokia-exclusive library of apps, and Nokia’s mapping services all remain in tact in this version of the handset. The Nokia Lumia 920T will be available to order before the end of 2012.
We certainly are excited, somce this deal should do wonders to help boost Windows Phone’s market share globally. So are there any Chinese readers out there excited by this news? (Check out one more photo of the 920T after the break.)