Looking for a decent phone for this holiday season? There are literally hundreds of smartphones on the market and even though some models may be similar, they are in fact not the same. Phones differ in a number of details – operating system, size, performance, battery life or durability to mention just a few. How do you choose the one that’s best for you? You can ask your friends, but unless they are some sort of experts, it’s unlikely that they will be able to comment on more than three or four models. Or you can keep reading our Holiday Shopping Guide for an objective opinion about the best Windows phones of November and December 2014, which may give you great holiday gift idea.
With the vast majority of manufacturers pushing for their phones to get bigger and bigger, Nokia seemed to be one of the few who resisted the trend for a long time. The company released its first phablet, the Lumia 1520 in October last year when the position of phablets was well established on the market. Now it appears that the device may have a successor. A mysterious Nokia Lumia 1525 has just popped up on radar and is said to be T-Mobile’s variant of the 6-inch 1080p Lumia 1520 phablet.
Even the best smartphones sometimes need a little help finding their way to customers, especially when they are already a few months old. This help comes in the form of various discounts and promotions that allow you to grab great phones and save some money in the process. Today’s special is free Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T. Microsoft Store is selling the handset $100 cheaper than in AT&T store and to sweeten the deal also throws $100 bill credit and flip cover with a 50% discount.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the largest phone released by the Finnish manufacturer so far. It is also the most high-end Windows Phone smartphone currently available on the market. With that said, we can safely assume that the Lumia 1520 was on many users’ holiday gift list. If you are one of those users, however, failed to find your dream phablet under your Christmas tree, it may be for the best. Now you have a chance to grab the phone for just 75% off the price set by AT&T.
A Nokia Lumia 1520 is a Nokia Lumia 1520 no matter where you buy it, right? The only thing is that sometimes the version you purchase from a carrier may be somewhat different from its international counterpart. Sometimes the differences are hardly noticeable for user but in some cases it can be a real pain in the neck. In the case of the Lumia 1520 offered by AT&T comes with 16 GB of internal memory versus 32 GB of storage found on the international version. AT&T model also lacks wireless Qi charging capability. Not to mention the fact that when you purchase the phone from AT&T you will have to remain in close relationship with the carrier for the next two years.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is still a few days away from being released on AT&T and the carrier has already cut the price by half. Yes, there is no mistake here. Both AT&T and Microsoft Store started accepting pre-orders for the Lumia 1520 last week. The price was set at $199.99, which is more or less what we expected for a phone that is perfectly on par with high-end Android devices. A little over a week went by and AT&T is ready to part with the phone $100 cheaper, just $99.99. Of course, a new two-year contract is still required.
Two days ago we have reported that the Nokia Lumia 1520 was available for pre-order from Microsoft. Today we are back with more good news about Nokia’s 6-inch phablet. The device can be pre-ordered from AT&T too. The carrier will start shipping pre-orders on November 19th. There are no surprises as far as pricing is concerned. The handset will set you back $199.99 with a two-year contract, $584.99 with month to month service or $27 per month with AT&T Next.
It did not take long for Nokia Lumia 1520 to start making its way to the stores. The phablet was unveiled last month at Nokia World 2013 and soon will be available for purchase in the US. If you want to be among the first users to get their hands on the phone we may have good news for you. Microsoft just began accepting pre-orders on the phone. The Lumia 1520 is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year contract with AT&T and $549 unsubsidized. The device will be exclusive to AT&T, just like the latest Lumia flagship phones. The phone will start shipping on November 15th.
The rumored phablet from Nokia indeed does exist and it has a lot to offer. The big boy is called Lumia 1520 and it was announced today at Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. The new flagship smartphone will be up for grabs in the US, the UK, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. In the US, the Lumia 1520 will be carried exclusively by AT&T. The handset will cost around $749 when unsubsidized. The on-contract price is yet to be announced. AT&T says that the phone will hit the stores “just in time for the holiday season” with some rumors hinting November.
The Nokia Lumia 1520, previously known as Bandit, is probably receiving final touches as we speak. Why we think so? Rumors and leaked images are increasing in frequency so definitely there is something going on. A few days ago @evleaks revealed that the phablet might get its official presentation later this month, on September 26 to be more exact. Normally, we would have little reason to doubt the accuracy of such news. However, in this particular case we would rather mark the date in pencil.
That Nokia was working on phablet-like device we already new. The first photo of a component of the Nokia Lumia 1520, codenamed Bandit, leaked back in July. Since then we were graced with a photo of the actual phone. As a natural course of things, leaks and rumors are now bound to increase in intensity as the work progresses. Today is the day for a press image of the Lumia 1520. The image comes via no other than our dear @evleaks, and since the tipster is rarely wrong, we have little reason to question the photos legibility.
Nokia is going big this year. Only on Monday we told you about the company’s first tablet, codenamed Sirius, and today we are back with new about another huge device. This time round it is a phablet, a hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. The device, codenamed Bandit, apparently will be officially called Nokia Lumia 1520. The news comes from @evleaks, and knowing the famous tipster’s reputation, this is most probably the name the handset will bear.