AT&T Lumia 1020 starts showing up in affiliate stores for demo usage
With just about one week left before you can walk into your local store, AT&T and its affiliates are starting to take stock of the Nokia Lumia 1020 as can be seen above (and the video below).
The fact that even affiliate stores (basically authorized resellers that associate with the carrier) are taking stock of the phone this early shows that Nokia has learned a few lessons since the Lumia 920 launch: announce and ship within two weeks, have enough stock in the colors available to keep people happy.
That latter one still needs to be testing, but if affiliate stores are already receiving shipments of the 41MP monster, then we can be sure that Microsoft Stores and AT&T posts should have enough on hand, otherwise they would have restricted the channels.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a 41MP PureView camera, optical image stabilization (OIS) and a BSI sensor for low light photos. In addition, the device has switched out from the 920’s LCD for AMOLED and adds a Xenon flash. The phone will be on sale at AT&T, Best Buy, Microsoft Stores and AT&T resellers starting Friday, July 26th. Pricing is $299 on a 2 year contract or $659 off-contract.
Edit: Clarification as stores have yet to receive shipments for sale but rather are getting in-store devices for managers and testing pre-launch.
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I've really liked the vibe that Elop gives off as a CEO. He's a smooth operator, even when he knows he has to stick to constrained responses to certain questions.
Wrist Strap FTW! (Hopefully it's not just a left over from a "default" plastic coating where someone forgot to remove the label)
Also on Nokia's website it lists a wrist strap as included in the box (from the What's in the Box section http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia1020/specifications/):
Sales Package: Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Charging and Data Cable (CA-190CD), Nokia Wrist Strap Black, SIM Door Key
Photo showing the wrist strap attached: http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Nokia-Lumia-1020-hands-on-review-1-640x424.jpg
Reviews take time, the phone was only announced a week ago and I doubt there is many to go around for reviews right now..