Nokia confirms January end of UK EE exclusivity for the Nokia Lumia 920, but O2 still not carrying the handset

In a press release Nokia confirmed the that the Nokia Lumia 920 will become more widely available in January in the UK, spreading from EE, Orange, T-Mobile and Phones4U to Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Three UK and retailer Micro-P. It is of note that O2, the carrier most associated with the iPhone, is not on that list.

Nokia also announced the Nokia Lumia 820 would be available on all carriers, including Vodafone, EE, Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Tesco, Phones4U, Carphone Warehouse and Micro-P.

They also announced that the budget Nokia Lumia 620, which is likely to find great traction in the UK, will be available from February on Vodafone, O2, Three UK, Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and via Micro-P into independent retail channels.

While good news, the announcement, which is via site may have slipped out prematurely, as it may deflate last minute sales on EE while punters wait for the handset to arrive on their favourite carrier.

See the press release after the break.

21st December, London, UK: From January 2013 onwards, the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 will be available from Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Three UK & will also be distributed to independent retailers from Micro-P. The Nokia Lumia 920 will continue to be available through EE, Orange, T-Mobile and Phones4U.

Also from the same date, the Nokia Lumia 820 will be available from Vodafone for the first time, while continuing to be on sale from EE, Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Tesco, Phones4U, Carphone Warehouse and Micro-P’s distribution into independent retail channels.

We are delighted to announce that from February 2013 the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia’s new, cost effective Windows Phone 8 device, will be available from Vodafone, O2, Three UK, Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and via Micro-P into independent retail channels. The Lumia 620 represents one of the best value Windows Phone 8 devices on the market.

All of the Lumia family is available in a range of vivid colours for a fun and personal way to enjoy these highly popular and award winning Windows Phones.

Windows Phone offers a different and more personal experience to other smartphone platforms thanks to Live Tiles, which make it easy to see incoming messages and updates; People Hub, which brings together contacts and updates from across social networks into one location, and access to Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer 9 on your mobile.

Unique Nokia apps can be found across the whole family range, such as Nokia Music, unique camera lenses like Panorama, Cinemagraph, City Lens and Smart Shoot in addition to Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport offering the most comprehensive smartphone location and navigation experiences available.

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