Nokia Lumia 1020 online pre-orders sell out for AT&T

Nokia Lumia 1020 online pre-orders sell out for AT&T
On Tuesday, AT&T started accepting pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020. Demand was so heavy for the camera-centric smartphone that someone who ordered the device shortly after the online site went live, found out that he was too late as the phone had sold out. As early as 8:42am Tuesday morning, AT&T had sent him an email to tell him that the model was now on backorder.

It surely seems as though Nokia and Microsoft have a winner here (the two are definitely intertwined in a way that Samsung and Google never will be), and the unsaid notion is that this is another nail in the coffin of BlackBerry. After iOS and Android take their slice of the pie, there is a limited amount of dessert left over. If Windows Phone picks up market share, it probably will be at the expense of the Canadian manufacturer whose only response to the Lumia 1020 is the rather tepid BlackBerry A10 Aristo.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will ship on July 23rd for those lucky enough to get their order in before supplies were all accounted for. An AT&T rep told us on Wednesday night that new orders will be shipped on or around July 25th. The 32GB model of the phone is $299.99 with a signed two-year pact.


source: WMPoweruser

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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57 Comments

50. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

surprised no one has done this before. it was only obvious. samsung tried with galaxy camera. only thing was it was too huge and the camera wasn't any better than the top regular smartphone cameras. now the demand reflects the customer sentiment.

47. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Kudos to Nokia! A camera phone isn't my cup of tea, but it's still a compelling device. Nice to see healthy competition in the market.

41. plerdplern

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

There are three colors in the stock. Each one has more than 10,000 units, so the total units are nearly 40,000. Oh!

39. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Again, Android OEMs need to take notes! This phone was announced just last week, and already the pre orders are up. This is a move straight from Apple's passbook, is called "Sticking while the iron is hot". Don't wait 2 and 3 months to launch and let the buzz die down. Get it in people's hands ASAP. God move Nokia!

30. stulla

Posts: 103; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

funny how people hate nokia & microsoft yet find so much time to come dissing their products....please go to your fav phone brand & compliment them & leave nokia alone....boasting about a zillion apps when much of them are repetitive apps ....nokia all the way

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao TROLL®©™

52. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're right.. WP sucks.. Thanks. Once you realize that WP fans are just stupid, and uniformed then you can stop trying to convince us of that... we're not as smart as you are, but what does it make you if you keep telling stupid people the same thing over, and over, and don't get any results? Obviously, we're to stupid to buy a iPhone, or Android device, so why waist your time trying to convince ignorant people to do something they never will do? Is that smart on your part? We get your point... Windows Phone sucks, You don't like it, you would never use it, WP will fail, Nokia will fail, and anybody who buys a WP device is foolish... Well, its simple.. Knowing all of that we still keep choosing WP, so what does that make us? Well, stupid... But, we have the right to be stupid... My point is that you would seem smarter if you argued with smart people, and not stupid people like us... But, you continue to argue over and over about how much you don't like WP to stupid people who do like WP, and that just makes you look, well, stupid.. It makes you look stupid even to iPhone, and Android fans... Isn't it sad that a stupid Windows Phone fan, like myself, can make a much smarter fan, of the much superior Android OS, look stupid?.... Your next comment, I'm sure will prove my point perfectly, so go ahead with your reply... Come on Troll! You got a lot of stupid WP fans waiting to see what else you don't like about WP.....????

35. papss unregistered

Agreed man... They are ramping up, i think att had a fair amount of 1020s ready. regardless its good news.personally I'm so glad to be free of grid icons like other OS have for something more modern. I have zero drive to tinker with my OS, I hate how robotic android is, prefer the WP flavored phone.. Am I one person in every thousand? Who cares.... I feel cool with my lumia.

42. freebee269

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

the rumor from wpcentral (where PA seems to get their windows phone source from, or they are just always behind wpcentral in reporting) is that at&t had 42,000 units for pre-order and will be getting more for the launch in stores.

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Kudos to Nokia. Hope they're not just sales for folks trying to resell for high-demand at artificially-inflated prices. Bought my T-Mobile Lumia 925 today. Would much rather it be a 1020, but thanks to Jump when the exclusivity period ends I'll get the T-Mobile version, which will hopefully be be with the newer internals (for future-proofing, not that they need it).

23. mi55u unregistered

$299.99 has been cheated, shame on you AT&T

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I dunno, with the new Next program, it may be the new normal for top-shelf smartphones.

31. stulla

Posts: 103; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

some of you criticising the price spend lots of money on other stuff so if you don't like the price move on...so many phones out there

15. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

So much for it being too expensive.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Well I'll be damn

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Everyone who buys one will demand an exchange once Note 3 comes out!!

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

,An exchange after a days of using more like! ®

18. papss unregistered

Glad you are back man but figured you would have dialed it down a bit.

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Jackhammer UrbanPhantom on a weeks vacation by PA ®

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yes TROLL, nice to have you back, I know how difficult that week of banishment is/was as, iToo, was banned for speaking ill of the iDeviL. But, I can never figure out which ones of my posts actually get me banned. Anyhoot, here's to the next three days (til we're banned again)!! Ha!!!

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Same to PAPINYC® LMFAO. You are not allowed to use the " i "™ word. it's been Trademarked™® by Apple and PA. +1©

17. papss unregistered

Lol right... If I wanted a phone with my space OS it surely wouldn't be from that "me too" brand. Let me predict what it will look like....ummm hyper glaze, feels cheap like a five dollar frisbee and be white or black.. Wow they reached on that one...

36. jellmoo

Posts: 2715; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Why? They can still get a Note 3 and satisfy their tablet urge.

8. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Good job for Nokia. Hopefully the Windows OS can become more awesome to compete with the likes of Android and Apple.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

In your dreams it will. In reality wishfull thiking. Never ever will any OS take over Android and iOs Android+iOs Ftw Rest down south™

45. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Wait for Windows 8.1 and you'ed be surprised..

49. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Droid junky. People like you make babies 1 month old look like Albert Einstein. WP is doing good, but I guess you have no eyes for anything else than Apple and Google. Do the rest of us a favour and stay in your fishbowl.

57. jabberwolf

Posts: 7; Member since: May 02, 2013

TechBiz I am waiting for 8.1 to push out as virtual desktops to employees. Putting back a start button (and Im going to tweak the settings a little on that) and direct into desktop mode will allow it to grow. It was stupid of them to take it away.

56. jabberwolf

Posts: 7; Member since: May 02, 2013

Troll actually with Windows 8 and Windows 8 and their ecosystem coming together as 1, along with all their services - I'm not sure its such an intelligent thing to do be a knuckle-headed troll. Android and IOS are just for kids who want toys and want to pretend to be efficient and "working". But they are usually kids still living at home with mom or bunking with room mates trying to convince employers to take them off fries and on to burgers..

7. papss unregistered

Well I got one in yellow so I'm pumped.

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