As expected, Rogers Canada announces Nokia Lumia 920 exclusivity

It has become the pattern that when there is a shortage of carriers announcing for the Nokia Lumia 920, it usually means there is exclusivity in that region.

In this case Bell, Telus and other major carriers have said they will not be carrying the Nokia Lumia 920, leaving us with the conclusion that the handset will be a Rogers exclusive.

Rogers have now confirmed this in a press release, adding that the handset is expected to arrive in November.

The handset will be running on their LTE network, the largest in the country.

"Rogers’ decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem," said Don Leeke, Canada General Manager, Nokia.

The announcement follows AT&T yesterday confirming their own release of the Nokia Lumia 920.

As was the case yesterday, no pricing or release date was announced.

See the full press release after the break.


Nokia and Rogers today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusively available to Rogers’ customers in November, adding its name to the global list of wireless operators selling the Windows Phone 8 device.

"Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "With seamless access to entertainment, sports and business content, the Nokia Lumia 920 offers customers a world leading internet experience powered by the Rogers LTE network."

"Rogers’ decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem," said Don Leeke, Canada General Manager, Nokia.

The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.

In addition to built-in wireless charging, the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 920 will operate across the Rogers national wireless network and will take advantage of the fastest mobile network technology in the world when operating on the Rogers LTE network; available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.

Price and other details for the Nokia Lumia 920 to be announced closer to the launch date.

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

To download images of the Nokia Lumia 920, please visit http://press.nokia.com/

Image with caption: "Nokia Lumia 920 coming to Rogers (CNW Group/Nokia Canada)". Image available at:http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121004_C4618_PHOTO_EN_18948.jpg

SOURCE: Nokia Canada

For further information:

Media Enquiries:
Kathy Khamis (on behalf of Nokia)
[email protected] / (416) 355-7415

Michelle Lewis (on behalf of Rogers)
[email protected] / (416) 935-8339

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