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Nokia means business. Its progress with the Windows Phone platform has been slow, but with the introduction of the Nokia Lumia 920, has the Finnish giant just hit the nail square on the head? Check out our gallery of pics to decide for yourself.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took to the stage in New York today to unveil the company’s next Lumia handset in all its shiny glory. What’s new? It may be quicker to run off a list of what’s not. Nokia’s moved in sync with Microsoft here, with the partnership between the two allowing the Lumia 920 to be first out of the gate with the updated Windows Phone 8 OS.

That brings with it the redesigned, far more useful Start Screen, as well as a bevy of back-end tweaks like support for VoIP apps and support for multi-core devices. And that’s exactly what we’re looking at here: the Nokia Lumia 920 has a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which will make WP8 run like liquid silk.

What else? The Lumia 920 boasts a 4.5-inch ClearBack display with PureMotion HD+ tech that ensures that video stays pin-sharp and that you can see the screen in broad daylight. And you need to see it to believe it: the Lumia 920 is incredibly bright. All that’s wrapped up in a polycarbonate unibody chassis.

The camera is a PureView-branded beast. While it’s not the same as found in the PureView 808, the Lumia 920′s camera should still outstrip every smartphone competitor going. It has an extremely clever sensor that can capture a huge amount of light without that causing blurring. Likewise, the ‘floating camera’ technology should eliminate shaking when taking video.

On top of various new tweaks to Nokia software such as Nokia CityLens – an augmented reality layer showing the businesses and restaurants around you – there’s also conductive charging based on the Qi standard. That means you’ll be able to place charge pads around your home or office, and simply place the Lumia 920 on them to top up the battery. Nokia’s doing deals with coffee shops and airports to get these pads out into the public space, and NFC’s bundled in, too.

There’s no release date or price yet, sadly. In the mean time, though, we’ve managed to go hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 920. Check out our gallery of images to see it for yourself.

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