Pre-production AT&T branded Nokia Lumia 1520 up for sale at eBay
0. phoneArena 11 Nov 2013, 01:20 posted on
A pre-production model of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet is now up for sale at eBay; priced at $575, it really is not such a great deal unless you collect such things. Consider that a brand new model with a warranty is available to be pre-ordered from AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or $584.99 off-contract. After freebies given away by AT&T and the Microsoft Sore, buying the unit on eBay doesn't appear to be worthwhile...
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1. Trex95 (Posts: 572; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
I saw lot of people in store looking for this phablet!
11. akki20892 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Great news, i'm going today for checking out lumia 1520. Excited
2. Gemmol (Posts: 573; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
lol I would never buy that after seeing that microsoft deal
5. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
yes i would..too bad i don't have enough money for both the 2520 and the 1520..so i'll have the 1520..it's a masterpiece..
3. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Nokia Lumia 1520 the best phone of 2013 and 2014
12. akki20892 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i would say PA will give between 9.0 to 9.3/10 i bet yea
15. bigdawg23 (Posts: 396; Member since: 25 May 2011)
How is a Phone with Software limitations the Best Phone of 2013 and 2014? Yes the Hardware is nice WM 8 has limitations. Just like iOS you should be able to attach things other than photos and videos in Emails. Also you should be able to attach multiple in an email as well. The Apps are still limited in some fashion but getting better.
I am a business traveler. I use an iPhone 5 for personal and Galaxy Note 2 for work. My Note does a lot more than Lumia 1520. Phablet should be reserved to phones with Stylus. The Lumia is a large phone there is nothing tablet about it. I have an upgrade on my work line. I really like the hardware and camera of the Lumia 1020, however WM tile and email limitations is stopping me from making the change. Nokia also needs to get battery life like my Note 2 does. I can not kill the battery in one day of heavy use.
16. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I find it annoying how some mentally disfunctional Android uers claim they cannot understand how the WP8 UI functions. They give you an earful about the limitations of WP8 OS, and yet they never actually refer to anything that would legitimately hinder the average user. In other words, they yammer on about nothing in particular. And how much do most of you bigmouths really know about using a stylus anyway? It's not like the Note3 is an actual Intuos Wacom tablet: can you do photoshop retouching, or run Z-Brush on your Android phablet? Of course not, and the stylus is nothing more than a pointless gimmick for most users...
Also, the battery in the 1520 is rated as being 3400ma, which is plenty big. If you don't even have the inclination to look up the specs on this smartphone/phablet, then please kindly keep your uninformed and biased comments to yourself.
7. Gemmol (Posts: 573; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
The reason I say 4 because they will judge it to android phablets........I do not know if the apps open up like a tablet or do it open up as a phone app......I remember when I had the first note, there wasn't much tablet apps, but it grew, I remember first time I seen the layout for netflix on the first note it was different from galaxy 2 it look more like the website version at the time, so fast forward to note 3 theres a lot of experience under the belt not only for Samsung but for google to for making phablets work.........I do not know what they will do for Lumia 1520 but regardless how it look it will look different for me compare to someone who use 1020 then go to 1520, so I do not mind learning new interface and etc...but for a first phablet the hardware is the best thing, software will get better, and since it is a Nokia phone it will always get updates quicker so theres not much to worry.....I remember reading some articles while back how nokia would add some features here and there not like a big update like gdr3 but small stuff which gives anyone hope who jump into a new os
9. Gemmol (Posts: 573; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
truth is I do not want it to be a real tablet, in between, but for those that want a real tablet they should let you choose between modes like windows RT and windows phone.......like how you can choose between normal windows with start button on windows 8.1 and the tablet interface......
8. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Hope the decision make in shareholder meeting will keep nokia devices. I hv asked someone to vote for my share of 0.008% to keep nokia devices.
10. Gemmol (Posts: 573; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Nokia not letting Microsoft do a full buy out, all they doing is borrow the team that makes phones for a few years, while borrowing a few patents......everyone make it seem like Nokia will be gone, who knows in 10 years or whenever the period ends Nokia first phone could be a droid on their come back unless Tizen or another OS take over
14. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
10 years is a long time, even if what you say happen, nokia would not be the same and even the market will be very diferent, palm has gone for a few years and for most of us it is like handred years ago. Imagine 2023!
17. Gemmol (Posts: 573; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
This is understandable, but anything is possible, but I understand you do not want something like coming back in 10 years as something you put your focus on.......but you miss some positives, being away for 10 years really get them to survey the world, and I am sure no one will deny nokia 10 years from now it may not be huge, but having no losses for 10 years straight can help build up billions to put to the side.......remember phone section the only thing that made them lose money, so if everything else is profitable they will make money from microsoft and never lose a profit.....you telling me with extra money they make and save they cannot come back in 10 years???
13. papss (unregistered)
I love this phone after seeing it in the att store. I hope nokia/m$ fixed the gears of death issue that happens when you do a reset.
21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I'm pretty sure that was fixed in GDR2.