Nokia has recently announced that their flagship Lumia 920 model will be available for preorder in Brazil sometime after Carnival. It will be the first Windows Phone 8 device to be sold in the country. It will also only be available in black. The price will be a whopping 2000BRL, or just over $1000 USD, off-contract. Also, some of the first customers to buy the 920 will receive a free DC-16 device, a portable USB-connected backup battery.
While it is good to see Windows Phone 8 expand into more markets, this decision might not be the best. 2000BRL is an inarguably large amount of cash to fork over for a phone. It is likely that the WP8 OS will not flourish in Brazil if only high-end, expensive devices are offered. Hopefully, Brazil will get the chance to buy budget-minded models, like the Lumia 620 or HTC Windows Phone 8S, and the OS’ popularity will expand there.