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Sep 17, 2012

Nokia Lumia 820 Interchangeable Covers Details

Lumia 920 might be Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8-based handset, but that doesn’t mean that the company’s second phone running under the next mobile OS from Microsoft won’t have a lot to offer to its users.

In fact, it will provide them with a highly customizable experience, the Finnish handset vendor says, and offers some more info on the matter: a series of interchangeable shells will be there for users to enjoy. The handset also comes with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED touchscreen display, as well as with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with Carl Zeiss optics, not to mention that it will pack wireless charging, the same as Lumia 920. The aforementioned shells enable users not only to change the look of their handset, but they also provide them with the possibility to add some extra functions to the device. “The brightly coloured shells are more than plastic covers; they activate the wireless charging function or protect your phone if you’re more of an active user. Each one is created to suit a person’s different needs without the need to change your phone,” Nokia explains in the recent blog post. “We’ve moved beyond just changing the colour of your phone. People can now decide how they want to use their phone, by doing something as simple as changing a shell to add a function,” Tuomas Reivo, lead designer on the Nokia Lumia 820, explains.

These shells are made of PC/ABS and can be easily clipped on or off, remaining as strong regardless of how often you do that. Moreover, the colors are inherent in the material, which means that no marks will remain when scratching the shell. Lumia 820 comes with a standard shell in the box, made from the PC/ABS material. Users will be able to choose between red, yellow, cyan, purple, and white high gloss colors, or grey and black matte colors. Wireless charging will be available for those purchasing the Wireless Charging shells, available in white, yellow, black, red and cyan matte colors.

“With this connected to your Lumia 820, you can place your phone on a Nokia Wireless Charging Plate, Nokia Wireless Charging Stand, the Fatboy Recharge Pillow, or the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker,” Nokia explains. Additionally, there is a ruggedized shell that users can opt for. It has been built to protect the handset without making the phone bulkier, since it is only a bit thicker, but sports the same length and width as other shells. “This softer shell is also made from PC/ABS but has another rubber-like material around the front and the edges,” Nokia explains.

“It covers the back, as you’d expect but also stretches around the front slightly to protect the edges of the screen and the corners – the most at risk area if you drop your phone. These will be available in matte yellow, green and orange with a black TPU trim.” All of these interchangeable shells for the Lumia 820 will be available when the device is made available for purchase, Nokia also said.

Nokia Lumia 820
Images credits to Nokia


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