At the same time, a different report focusing on Europe, said that the new Lumias would arrive in Europe in November, as well. That report called the Lumia 920 Nokia's "make-or-break" phone.
Those dates appear to be in flux though. Microsoft is reportedly near finalizing its Windows Phone 8 software, with a Release to Manufacturing (RTM) due next week, and with its own Windows Phone 8 launch plans tentatively set for Oct. 29.
That could mean a slip, although time will tell.
The questiona are: will that be soon enough, and are the two phones robust enough to gain market share over Android and iPhone smartphones. On Wednesday, when the two devices were unveiled, many analysts noted their similarities to earlier Lumia phones, and criticized the devices.
In addition, analysts weren't happy with Nokia's refusal to detail pricing, timing, or network partnerships for the two devices.
The biggest problem for Nokia is the looming iPhone 5. The device will be introduced at an Apple event on Sept. 12, and is expected to launch in retail on Sept. 21.
That will give Apple's smartphone - which is always the biggest selling single smartphone in the world - a huge one-and-a-half month head start on Nokia.
Worse, even if customers want a Nokia Windows Phone device, they aren't buying the ones the company is currently shipping. That's because none of those can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, meaning they are obsolete.
Meanwhile, Nokia's share of the market has plummeted to less than 10 percent from the 50 percent it held during its best years, prior to the introduction of the iPhone and Android.