Killing the rumor: Microsoft Stores will not be selling a 64GB Nokia Lumia 1020
A few days ago, we told you about Microsoft Stores doing a pre-order for the upcoming Lumia 1020 starting tomorrow, July 16th (one day before T-Mobile sells the Lumia 925, fancy that). If you did so, you were going to nab a $79 camera grip accessory for free so long as you do the whole two-year agreement thing.
We noted at the time that in the specifications it listed 32GB and 64GB versions, but we told you that was most likely a typo as only Telefonica (and their sub-carriers) are getting that coveted version. In other words, nothing to see here, please move on.
Granted, some other sites ran with the story as confirmation of a 64GB version and some of you continue tipping us on the rumor, so we’re doing a whole “it’s not happening post” about it.
Once again, we'll definitively state that there will be no 64GB version of the Lumia 1020—at Microsoft Stores or from AT&T—going on sale any time soon in the US. Indeed, if you now head over to the pre-order page on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) webpage, almost by magic, that reference to 64GB is gone.
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Elop is just a Microsoft stooge who should change his last name to iFlop and his first name to Igor. This choice to limit the launch of the phone to 32GB is dumb. All the people who want a great camera, a 41MP camera, want the memory to use this camera. Sure, Microsoft wants to force people to use SkyDrive so they give more personal data to the NSA, but Nokia should realize a premium phone with the world's best phone camera, should be handled differently. If Elop weren't such a Microsoft stooge he would call out Microsoft and get them to stop artificially impeding the rollout of support for quad core mobile chips, high resolution screens, phone memory, etc.
Still haven't used AT&T Locker for anything with my 920.. but I have it on lock(er?)
... Maybe he's,,, you know.... Lol❕
Most couldn't fill up 32 GB with photos in their entire lifetime
Still, 32 GB of video is quite a bit for one day.
SOMEONE has to do something about locked carrier branded bullshit phones.