Cricket Wireless launches the Lumia 1320 exclusively in the US

After leaks from earlier this month revealed that the Lumia 1320 was set to make its way to Cricket Wireless, the carrier has officially launched the device in the US. The 6-inch phablet is exclusive to Carrier Wireless, and will be available from retail stores and online starting June 13 for $229 (after a $50 mail-in-rebate).

The Nokia Lumia 1320 features a 6-inch 720p display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating and Nokia's ClearBlack technology for better readability in bright conditions in addition to a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory (microSD up to 64 GB), 5 MP camera, 0.3MP VGA front camera, LTE Category 3 (100 Mbps downstream), HSDPA (42.2 Mbps downstream), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 connectivity and a 3,400 mAh battery.

Cricket Wireless states that the device will be able to make the switch to Windows Phone 8.1 in the coming months, which will include Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant, Cortana.

Would you be interested in picking up the Lumia 1320? What are your thoughts on using Windows Phone on a phablet with a screen size of 6 inches? Let us know in the comments below.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.