Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 get priced in Italy

first_imgNokia’s upcoming Lumia 920 has been generating plenty of buzz recently for both its imaging prowess and eye-catching, candy-colored shells. And while it’s been assumed that both the Lumia 920 and the more modest Lumia 820 would be very competitively priced when they arrived next month, nothing official had been announced yet. Now, however, pricing for both phones has been revealed by Nokia Italy — and the new Lumias will sell for €599 and €499 respectively.That’s really right on the money for a flagship phone in the EU, where the Samsung Galaxy S3 currently sells for about €60 less, though Apple has priced the iPhone 5 at  €800 and still lists the 16GB iPhone 4S at €629 (Italy’s pricing for the iPhone has historically been pretty high, however). Prices for the Lumia 920 and 820 convert to around $775 and $645, though it’s likely that they’ll line up with competitors’ pricing in the U.S. as they do in Europe. The $599 mark has become the accepted standard for new hero devices, and it looks like the Lumia 920 will continue that trend.It’s still possible, of course, that Nokia is planning to make a splash and will opt for an even lower price point as it did with the Lumia 800 — which was listed at just $99.99 on-contract when it hit the streets back in April. Both Nokia and Microsoft have a lot riding on the launch of Windows Phone 8 and the new Lumia models, and both are keen to grab as much market share as possible from rivals like iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.More at PhoneArenalast_img