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There has been a firestorm of speculation following the Nokia event two weeks ago after the company avoided announcing a release date for their pair of new Lumias. It appears most sources are pointing towards an early November launch for all Windows Phone 8 handsets, so we assumed that would include Nokia's flagship...
...but it may not. BGR has learned from what they consider "a trusted source" that Nokia may be eyeing a launch in about a month's time. The site claims that the handset will debut alongside Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Note II on Friday, October 21st. Is there any credibility to this rumor? Surprisingly enough, yes.
Recall that long before a release date was announced for the Lumia 900, BGR reported that the handset would launch for $99 on contract — which turned out to be true. Also, the site accurately predicted that the 900 would be delayed from its initial March release into an April launch, which was also (mostly) true. Plus around the same time as their Lumia 900 report, BGR also reported spot-on launch details for other Android phones like the HTC One X. Whatever source the website has inside AT&T, it has proven time and again to be reliable.
However, we are conflicted whether or not to believe the October 21st date. It seems too early, both for the handset's availability and for any sort of Windows Phone 8 reveal event. Do you believe the report?