Nokia in talks with EE to exclusively launch the Lumia 920


Operator could the first to sell the Windows Phone 8 smartphone when it goes on sale in the UK, with the handset also possibly becoming the first to use 4G 

Nokia is in talks with Everything Everywhere to launch its Lumia 920 exclusively in the UK in November, according to a report in the Financial Times.

The handset, which was announced last Wednesday at the manufacturer’s annual Nokia World event in New York, is compatible with the 4G frequency owned by Everything Everywhere.

It could be one of the first to use the technology and also the first to run the Windows Phone 8 operating system in the UK. Both Nokia and Everything Everywhere have declined to comment on the speculation.

Last week Nokia said it may adopt a strategy where it would sell its phones first through selected mobile operators and retailer, rather than trying to sell them through as many sales channels as possible.

The new strategy would also mirror that adopted by Apple for the iPhone, which was first sold through O2 on an exclusive basis when it launched in November 2007.

The Lumia 920 was launched alongside the Lumia 820, which will also run the Windows Phone 8 operating system.

The former of the two is the higher-specified model. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch HD touchscreen,8.7-megapixel camera featuring Nokia’s PureView imaging technology, HD video capture on the front and back of the phone, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 32GB of memory.