Great news!! Lumia 920 is shipping to India with Factory installed PR1.1 aka Portico Firmware. Above is the picture of a Black Lumia 920 demo model in one of the stores of major retailer “UniverCell”. It has OS version 8.0.10211.204 and the Firmware 1232.5951.1249.1001, which has been released for AT&T Lumia 920 variant and is available at NaviFirm for global Lumia 920 variants without PR1.1. This Firmware brings with itself many new features and enhances the Lumia 920 camera’s daylight performance. You can read the full changelog of this PR1.1 Firmware in our earlier article,
Coming to availability and demand for Lumia 920 in India, major retailers like “UniverCell” and “Sangeetha” got Lumia 920 and 820 in stock other than Nokia Priority stores. They confirm that both Lumia 920 and 820 are getting really excellent traction and UniverCell store manager told us that it is outselling all other flagship smartphones and was of the opinion that after introduction of Asha range, Nokia phones have seen good demand. While Sangeetha store was sold out of both Lumia 920 and 820 and they told us that Lumia 820 was sold out even before Lumia 920. In fact, we saw many interested people gathered around the Lumia 920 and 820 during our one of the store visits.
Bad effect of this huge interest in Lumia 920 is that, there is hardly any discount being offered on Lumia 920 in stores and there are no “Free Wireless Charging plate” kind of offer anywhere, which is really sad considering in India one has to pay full unlocked price.
We can just hope that Nokia at least brings “free Wireless charging plate” offer to India as well.