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Nokia Lumia 1020 to be AT&T exclusive, to launch in Europe in Q3

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Nokia Lumia 1020 to be AT&T exclusive, to launch in Europe in Q3
Now that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is official, many of you are probably wondering when exactly consumers would be able to buy one of these. Well, the wait won't be long, as long as you live in the US. 

Nokia just announced that the Lumia 1020 will be available exclusively via AT&T before this month is out. The pre-order floodgates will open next week - on July 16, to be more specific, with a projected launch date for the device set for July 26. Price-wise, buying a Nokia Lumia 1020 will cost you. The smartphone will carry a $299.99 on-contract price tag.

Details as to when the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in other parts of the world are scarce at this time. What we only know is that the handset should launch across Europe and China in Q3 of 2013. Telefonica is among the carriers interested in offering the device, expected to bring the device to not only European market, but to Latin America as well. 

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in 3 colors - black, white, and yellow. Anyone thinking of getting one?

source: Nokia

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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:10 5

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Ouch I'll pass for that price tag.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:11 1

2. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

"...the wait won't be long, as long as you live in the US" ...and want to settle for AT&T.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:13 4

3. papss (unregistered)

I'm not digging that price

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:22 1

4. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

You'd think that the original iPhone is a clear indicator that you shouldnt have carrier exclusives with a phone(s). You'd also think that the price of the original price of the Note and Note 2 is ALSO a clear indicator that paying $300 for a contracted phone is not a smart business decision.

I have AT&T and even if i was a fan of Nokia, I wouldnt pay for that

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:37 3

7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

The only problem with your statement is that I'm willing to pay $300 for a Note 3 today. It's worth it. The Note 2 was clearly a better phone than the $200 S3. I have no regrets for paying that price on launch day.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:43 1

9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

I guess im thinking about this from an economic persepctive. As much as I like the Note and Note 2, I cant spend that much on a phone when Im married and have children lol. If I were single, thatd be a different story lol

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:29 5

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

How embarrassing for the Windows Phone fanbois to defend this phone prior to the announcement.

Strike One: Price $300
Strike Two: Carrier exclusive
Strike Three: Late 2011/early 2012 specs
Strike Four: Same old WP

Wow! But hey; it takes great pictures! rotfl

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:45 8

10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

strike one: apple iphone price

strike two: strike taken. but good for att and nokia (att=they advertise). dont forget iphone did exclusivities too at first

strike three: iphone specs are? still in less than 720p display,3.5INCH TO 4inch ("revolutionary"), dualcore,AND STILL EXPENSIVE, etc.

strike four: well thats just racist.

yes im basing this with iphone only

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 12:30 1

12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

strike one: also iphone price but 10 times better

strike three: specs are but a gimmick when you mention them

strike four: ahahaha

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:31 3

6. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)

Seriously.. All this hype. Finally something revolutionary to get them back on track. And they waste the phone exclusively on AT&T and expect people to make the choice when the iPhone 5 and the s4 are 100$ less and established and have a good following.. I originally was thinking about getting one of these phones just to see the camera. I'm a huge android fan but 41 megapixels is something you need to see in real life.. but I'm on Verizon. Not a good look Nokia

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:37 3

8. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Talk about shooting themselves in the foot, $299 pay-in??? Even here in South Africa that's RIDICULOUS! And on top of it all carrier exclusivity.

It's just so sad that if you are not Apple or Samsung you are either forced to carrier exclusivity OR having to sell the phone unsubsidised in the US, atleast that's what it seems like.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 12:05

11. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Or just buying it from a reputable retailer online, unlocked, and get a Straight Talk sim and pay $45 a month for unlimited everything and tell AT&T to shove their contract and inflated service plan up their asses.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 12:56 3

13. wrm2013 (Posts: 209; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

These carrier exclusives are dumb as hell. You can not convince me that att pays more to make it an exclusive then the company would make if it were widely available. I probably wouldn't buy this but dam the exclusive mess.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 13:30

14. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)

So... There is hope for Latin America getting this phone in a timely fashion. I donĀ“t want to wait until next year.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 13:37 1

15. djripster (Posts: 138; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)

$299 on contract is way too much... Nokia really marketed their early Lumias well... However they bring a difference maker and its suddenly impossible to purchase unless you have the money to spend and willing to stick with AT&T...

This exclusivity is really going to continue to damage the Lumia brand...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 22:14

16. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I have two theories about the price (other than upmarketing and quality)

Optimism: it's so high to leave room in the lineup for phones to go in-between, or it will drop in price as new GDR2/3 phones come available, and it is only bring built in limited qualities because of those future phones. By Black Friday we'll have a 1025 or something with 2014-ready specs (though not necessary, it would shut up the whiners who mistakenly think specs are everything)

Pessimism:$299 is the new normal for top-end smartphones, that is, iphone's seventh iteration (not including the alleged cheap one) will also be $299, as will the Note3 (or even higher) or GS5. Scary, huh? Maybe that's why Samsung's stock actually took a beating?

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