Everything Everywhere, which is the umbrella name for the company that owns Orange and T-Mobile, has been granted permission to launch a 4G LTE network in the UK before the spectrum auction takes place next year.
Although this has upset its competitors, and the September debut date may not be met, there’s an excellent chance Everything Everywhere’s 4G network will make its debut before the end of the year.
With the prospect of a high-speed data network on the horizon, so talk begins of what devices Everything Everywhere will introduce when it becomes available.
Rumours have already begun concerning the HTC One XL, the LTE version of the One X that’s currently on sale in the USA. Now, following the announcement of the Nokia 820 and 920, there’s a chance Everything Everywhere is trying to bag a 4G LTE version of the Lumia 920 as a network exclusive.
The Lumia 920’s prospective November launch fits in with Everything Everywhere’s revised 4G LTE on-date, and the phone includes the 1800Mhz band that Orange’s 4G network will require, at least according to Nokia’s product page.
Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 launch has been overshadowed by news that a video designed to tease the Lumia 920’s camera with auto-stabilization, was “faked” and wasn’t shot with the phone. If Nokia and Orange can reach an agreement regarding the Lumia 420, it could help keep interest in the device high prior to release.
The Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch touchscreen, an 8.7 megapixel camera and a dual-core Snapdragon processor. The price and official release date has yet to be confirmed.