The first Windows 8 smartphone, Nokia Lumia 1520, is now available for pre-orders at all Microsoft retail store locations, online Microsoft Store and AT&T. The 6-inch Lumia 1520 with 16 gigabytes of phone memory will be available beginning November 22 in the United States. It will be available first in three colors of matte black, matte white, and glossy red while matte yellow will be available later this year.
Nokia’s new 6-inch Windows Phone will cost AT&T customer $199.99 with a two-year agreement. But to sweeten its deal, AT&T is offering its customers a $20 app voucher, a free copy of Halo: Spartan Assault, and 50 GB of free cloud storage on AT&T Locker. But this is a limited time offer. It will run exclusively on AT&T 4G LTE network.
But Microsoft has the best deal so far. The Microsoft Store is enticing buyers with $70 worth of app vouchers. This includes $20 app card provided by Nokia plus $50 Microsoft Store app card. A free copy of Halo: Spartan Assault will also be given with Lumia 1520. The customers who will pre-order their devices before November 22 will also get a free flip cover valued at $39.99 along with the above deal. If you want to buy Lumia 1520, Microsoft is the best store to pre-order it before November 22.
Kelly Soligon, senior director, Marketing and Experiences for Microsoft retail stores, said, “Our stores celebrate personal choice, so we’re happy to offer our customers the ability to purchase the exciting new Nokia Lumia 1520 device through Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft retail store customers not only get access to this great new Windows Phone from Nokia, but they can also have a chance to customize it from top to bottom and receive a complimentary, personalized setup session with a Microsoft retail store associate.”
Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6-inch, full-HD 1080p display smartphone that is the first “phablet”-sized smartphone comes in collaboration with both Nokia and Microsoft. It is also the first smartphone to ship with a new three-column Start screen and latest version of Windows Phone 8. Other specs includes a speedy quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 20MP PureView camera, latest Windows Phone 8 OS, and the first to sport a full 1080p high-definition screen. Lumia 1520 comes with Live Tiles that allows users to pin their favorite people, apps and more for your Start Screen. It will give users updates that they care about.
Several highly anticipated apps were announced at the Nokia World launch event in Abu Dhabi last month for Nokia Lumia 1520. Windows Phone 8 is already offering more than 175,000 apps present in Windows Store. Instagram, Vine, Flipboard, Mint, and many more are also on the way. Nokia will also launch Lumia 1520 in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, U.K., France, Germany, Finland, and other markets later after this US launch. A 32GB extended memory version of Nokia Lumia 1520 will also be offered at AT&T 4G LTE network in the near future.