Starting with November 22, mobile phone users in the United States can purchase Nokia’s Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8 flagship smartphone, provided that they find a unit to buy.The smartphone was made official back in October with a 6-inch touchscreen display, the largest of any other Windows Phone 8 smartphone, and has been on pre-order for a few weeks now.
The smartphone features a price tag of $99 (€73) at AT&T with the signing of a two-year contract agreement, and can be purchased for $584.99 (€452) outright. The phone is available in Black, Red, White and Yellow.
Microsoft’s online store, however, sells the device at $199 (€147) on contract, but asks only $549 (€405) for it, should one choose to buy it SIM-free.
Yesterday, AT&T and Microsoft officially put the smartphone up for sale through their retail channels, including brick and mortar stores and online portals, but only in limited supply.
Right from the beginning, the phone has seen delayed shipping dates at both AT&T’s and Microsoft’s online store, with some reports suggesting that users would have to wait for around 10 days to receive it.
Apparently, stock of the phone has been limited at retail locations as well, at least this is what a recent article on WPCentral unveils.
Many stores have reportedly received low inventory from the start, while others had no stock of the smartphone to begin with. AT&T Corporate Stores and Microsoft Stores are said to be the best locations to be looking for the phone right now.
Nokia Lumia 1520 features a 6-inch 1080p touchscreen display, while being powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor with Adreno 330 graphics.
The smartphone also features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, as well as a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.
On the back, it sports a 20-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization and support for full HD video recording, while also featuring a 1.2MP front camera for making video calls.
The phone arrives on shelves with support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network, as well as with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, GPS receiver, and a 3400mAh battery that can deliver up to 24 hours of talk time.