If you were thinking about getting the Nokia Lumia 920, the new flagship on the Windows Phone platform, you better be comfortable giving your money to AT&T. The carrier announced on Thursday it would be offering the phone exclusively in the U.S.
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AT&T said it would add the Lumia 920 and its smaller, less capable brother, the Lumia 820, to its selection of smartphones in November. It didn't announce pricing.
Nokia's decision to enter into an exclusive partnership with AT&T on the 920 -- the manufacturer's top handset -- is surprising since it should want to sell the phone into as many customers as possible, and having just one carrier obviously limits that. Most likely, AT&T insisted on exclusivity, which is demonstrative of Nokia's and Microsoft's weak position in the market (Windows Phone -- the entire platform -- has just 3.5% market share, according to IDC).
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The Finnish phone manufacturer unveiled the Lumia 920 in September, revealing novel features such as an augmented-reality map feature called City Lens as well as improved cameraphone technology. However, it was soon discovered that the 920's camera actually hadn't taken many of the photos that purported to showcase its abilities.
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