Yes, it’s been a long wait but according to our sources – your wait is going to be over very soon. According to our source, Nokia has finally has a concrete launch date for both Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 launch in India. Nokia India is planning to launch Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 on 14th January next year and it will be available in 9 Major cities (including Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore) initially. Why 14th January? On this day next year, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated all across India. On Makar Sankranti, thousands of people all across India enjoy flying colorful kites and what better to complement these kites than color new Nokia Lumias (hint hint: potential marketing campaign material)!
On the pricing front, Lumia 920 is said to be priced Rupees 33k, which is a very well balanced and competitive price point. We do not have a price on Lumia 820 yet unfortunately. I am sure that’s a bummer but on the bright side, our source mentioned the Lumia 620 availability to us as well. Lumia 620 is expected to launch by the end of January and will cost you 12-13k which will be a game changer if Nokia goes ahead with it, but it’s too early to call.
That’s all we have for now. This is the holiday season and we hope this news is genuinely useful to folks who have been waiting for a Lumia WP8 for over two months now (including myself).
I have some thoughts on the whole WP8 launch fiasco , but I think I’ll save that for later (just in case you are interested, here’s HTC Windows Phone 8 launch story) . So folks in India, there’s more than one reason to look forward to Makar sankranti next year.