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Galaxy Note 2 & Lumia 920 double whammy release on AT&T, October 21

Under: AT&T, Nokia, Samsung
Date: September 15th, 2012

We have some great news today for those of you waiting for a release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Note II) and the Nokia Lumia 920 in the U.S. as it seems AT&T is to launch both new smartphones in a double whammy on the same October 21 release date. Both of these smartphones are highly anticipated and with one running Android and one a Windows Phone handset, there will be something for everyone on the same day.

Both of these smartphones have a lot to offer and yesterday we gave readers a comparison of specs and features of both handsets, although which one you might choose is very much a personal preference. We know from the many comments to our previous posts on these two phones that lots of our readers are waiting for a release date so today’s news should please many. Previously all we knew about the Galaxy Note 2 launch was that it would arrive in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in October with a release in North America later in Q4. The only information we had received on the Lumia 920 release was that it would arrive in Q4.

News of the AT&T October 21 release came to us from BGR who quoted “a trusted source” for the information and as BGR have brought us reliable product leak details many times before it could certainly be accurate. However we should note that the date has not yet been confirmed by AT&T. Both of these are likely to be immensely popular flagship devices for Samsung and Nokia and Samsung will be hoping that the Note 2 is every bit as successful as the original Galaxy Note.

Meanwhile many readers will have followed the recent patent litigation case in the US between Samsung and Apple. We told how some manufacturers were now looking at Android alternatives and that following Samsung’s loss Nokia’s shares had risen as the company uses the Windows Phone platform from Microsoft. It will certainly be interesting to see if the Lumia 920 can increase the adoption of Windows Phone devices to increase the operating system’s share of the market.

Hopefully the October 21 release date is genuine as that’s early in Q4 rather than later and means both handsets should do well over the holiday season. Are you considering purchasing either of these two notable smartphones? Are you an AT&T customer ready and waiting to get your hands on one? Let us know with your comments.

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  • fuyao

    A dual-core Windows phone will smoke any quadcore Android in many areas. Pretty sure quadcore is more expensive compared to same performance of WP dual. Nokia has the ideal screen size with better camera as time will tell if both will be available. You don’t need bigger screen for a phone that looks like a tablet already. Windows Phone is much suited for enterprise as well.

  • ktine

    Yaaaay!!!!! I can’t wait!!!! I love samsung and I’m in love already to Galaxy note 2!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aditya.gupta.50999405 Aditya Gupta

      Hiii

  • Aaron

    anyone know the release date for the lumia in the UK?

    • Dave

      I don’t know the exact date but I heard you guys will get it before us in the U.S

  • Truitt Dill

    yesss lumia 920 release on mah bday please!!!

    • Jerry

      my birthday also!

      • win8fanboy

        my bday im May, but your bday would be better

  • http://www.facebook.com/kwenton.walker Kwenton Walker

    im going to get the Note 2..just not with AT&T

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdullah.naji1 Abdullah Naji

    I cant wait for the Note 2! =D

  • Ronald

    I will upgrade my note 1 to note 2 ^_^

  • vmgunz

    My contract is due to renew.. I will grab whichever launch first, but it will be super confusing if both launch together.. :)

    • win8fanboy

      Nokia..their hardware/software exclusive apps are always more innovative than most others in the market, and when they release new apps you will get them

  • JimmyJoh

    This is from BGR and usually they are wrong on rumors. The other date I heard is November 2nd. But again no official confirmation. So “you’re guess is as good as ours.”

  • Kaffeguy

    I hope that the Nokia Lumia 920 comes to other carriers in the U.S., such as a CDMA version and maybe a T-Mobile. Tmo need to get some quality phones. In my area of the U.S. CDMA works better than GSM. Especially Verizon’s CDMA. You have a signal everywhere and less dropped calls. The Lumia 920 has nice specs, and I hope that it works good for Nokia and MS.

  • http://twitter.com/AsHbuntu AsHperson

    YES! YES! A thousand times YES! I am soo looking foward to the lumia 920 and how the release date was somehow bumped from the nov. 2nd to october 21st.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000029629704 Linda Williams

    can’t wait for Lumia 920, it will replace the blackberrybold 9000 I had since 2009

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