Nokia Lumia wireless charger page goes live

Can't wait for Windows Phone 8? Maybe you are hoping to score one of those recently-announced Nokia phones like the Lumia 920 and 820 on AT&T, or the Lumia 822 on Verizon? Are you waiting for that free wireless charger?

Well, we have some good news and some bad news.

Let's start with the good news. First, while it's not fully live yet, Nokia has launched a page for its free wireless chargers. The site will not actually be live until November 16th. On that day, customers can check in and request a free wireless charger for their sparkling new phone. Even better, if you are located in the United Kingdom and are planning to pick up the Lumia 920 or 820 then you don't need to feel left out because Phones4u will have this deal as well as AT&T.

Now for a bit of bad news.

First, Verizon is shut out, the Lumia 822 doesn't qualify. The deal in the United States will only be available for the Lumia 920, leaving the new lumia 820 or 822 out in the cold. If you are purchasing your new handset from Phones4U then you get a bit more love -- they will be supporting the free wireless charger deal for the Lumia 820 as well as the 920, but there is a catch:

"The Free Wireless Charging Plate offer only applies to customers who have purchased a qualifying Nokia Lumia 820 or Nokia Lumia 920 promotional handset available through any P4U store, online or call centre between 02/11/12 and 31/12/12."

Is Windows Phone 8 enough of a temptation to lure entrenched mobile users away from their Android and iPhone devices? Microsoft is banking on it, and I am certainly tempted given the sleek new interface and the slew of updates to the mobile operating system.

Microsoft and Nokia are making it awfully enticing to put aside my trusty Galaxy Nexus.

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