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Microsoft Store has unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 in black; device works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks

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Microsoft Store has unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 in black; device works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks
For a device rumored to be within two months of reaching its End of Life designation, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is all of a sudden getting a lot of play. On Monday, we told you about a new Microsoft commercial that featured the handset with the 41MP rear-facing camera. Now, it turns out that the online Microsoft Store has started selling an unlocked version of the phone, in black, for the price of $549. Shipping is on the house.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes out of the box with Windows Phone 8 pre-installed, and will work with a SIM card from AT&T or T-Mobile. Sprint and Verizon users will have to bow out. Of course, like all Lumia smartphones powered by Windows Phone 8, once Windows Phone 8.1 is ready for the unit, the Lumia 1020 will be updated.

Thanks to the 41MP PureView camera on back, this is the Windows Phone that has been on the wish list for those who love shooting snapshots and video with their handset. With OIS keeping images steady, and Nokia Rich Recording picking up sounds free of distortion, the Nokia Lumia 1020 could be making a final lap around the field before it is replaced on Microsoft's lineup by a new photo-centric device.

source: MicrosoftStore via WMPoweruser

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posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:43 1

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Truly remarkable for camera.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:47 2

2. Canaan (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 May 2014)

Seems rather expensive considering it's specs are more in line with mid range devices; the only high end aspects appear to be the camera and RAM (2GB). Perhaps if it was $200-300 price range I would consider getting it.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:56 1

3. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

RM-877 - 3G: 850 / 900 /1900 / 2100. 3G radio would be problematic to get faster speed on HSPA+. It lacks 1700. If you're not on 4G LTE coverage area you'll fallback to 2G EDGE. I would NOT recommend this for T-Mobile USA users.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 06:00

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

HSPA+ has been reframed on the 1900MHz band for quite some time now..

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 11:44 1

14. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

You're right. However, there are only a few cities with refarmed 1900. Majority are still on 1700/2100 on HSPA+.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 06:20 1

9. mousesports (Posts: 279; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

You make me laugh....US isn't on top 20 with the internet speed and you complain about LTE.....

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:58

4. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)

Will this phone still receive updates after it's no longer available?

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 02:03 1

5. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Yes, it will, or at least it should. MS has promised updates for ALL Windows Phones for at least 3 years. If they don't provide you with the updates, you can sue them!

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 03:25

6. InJuxHurYlem (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)

I have this phone right now and, honestly, I prefer the images and video taken with my Nexus 5.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 07:32 3

11. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)



posted on 15 Jul 2014, 07:54 1

12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I'm just 21, but I can safely say that I have now seen everything in my life. It's time for me to stop breathing. Let me just tweet about this and instagram my last selfie, from the mediocre camera on my L1520.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 18:20 1

15. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I am laughing so hard right now. I say this with the least bit of bias as I can... Speaking purely about the camera... Lets please not compare the Nexus 5 with any high end Lumia... Especially not the KING PIN of smartphones (again, strictly using the camera as measured variable.)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... My Lumia 925 runs circles around my nexus 5 when it comes to multimedia.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 05:44

7. medtxa (Posts: 1341; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

what an oversized bezel, nokia phone

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 06:40

10. alias3800 (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)

This price... Is really making my d soft, so to speak. I know the optical image quality is unsurpassed on a mobile device till this day (save for the 808), but c'mon Microsoft. This price is embarrassingly close to the price of a 2014 flagship. Even $500 would have been more palatable.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 10:09

13. xq10xa (Posts: 765; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

I liked Nokia until this phone. Even the 920 performed better for me. It was really strange. I returned the phone 6 times to Nokia and got 3 different units all with problems. 1st was the Xbox Music app would not work. At all no matter how I reset. So they sent me a new unit. However this unit had TERRIBLE mura effect on it. Nokia made a terrible screen. I returned it twice because of this problem. They then sent me a used unit with scratches on it. That also got replaced. When I received the next unit I got it with a worst Mura effect screen and the Microphone didnt work. I returned it and they sort of fixed teh screen but again the microphone didn't work. Now I am waiting again for it to come back. I guess me and the 1020 were not meant to be. Sucks too. That camera was too boss and I filmed some great concert shots. :(

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 09:07

16. cdgoin (Posts: 570; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

Curious if this has an updated radio to use all T-mobile bands, or will it only work on some LTE and 4G areas and not all..? I will get it if its good on all bands, but thought the original one from AT&T unlocked wouldnt work on all Tmo bands.

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