Rumor: AT&T getting a red Nokia Lumia 1020?
It’s still early in the morning so we don’t know if the leakster site @evleaks is teasing us or actually has a lead on a fourth color variant for the Nokia Lumia 1020, in candy red.
The image shows up on the famous Twitter feed with the caption “A dream or .... ?”. Now for the record, @evleaks has a history of nailing leaks and not a reputation for humor, so we’re inclined to believe there is some truth to it.
Of course seeing as the phone is launching in less than 10 days on AT&T and this device not listed anywhere for pre-orders, we can’t say if this is in the works or just something being kicked around. It certainly wouldn't be the first time AT&T had an "exclusive" color (they had the cyan Lumia 920, for instance) and this could brighten up their current yellow, black and white offerings. Hopefully we’ll find out more in the coming weeks before any of you commit to a color that was your second choice.
Having said that, we all know that the only true color is yellow :)
Source: @evleaks; Thanks, Nissy, for the tip!
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I don't want to get the white version and find out that they are going to start selling the red version a month later.
The red 1020 will look beautiful right next to my red (GT) RX-8 ☝
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Although I *should* wait a bit longer anyway. My wife is the one with an upgrade coming up in the fall. I gotta wait until November of 2014... UGGGG... I may have to cave if they ever expand the color options on the 1020, or a followup model pushes me over the edge.
It kinda boggles the mind that as awesome as the 1020 is, Nokia is cooking up even more insanity for followup flagships. But on the flip-side, other then the inability to zoom, my 920 is still an incredible camera + phone. I've been super impressed with how hard Nokia works to support their existing models, and spread the love from their newest advancements back to existing models.
I suspect that they only wanted to launch with three colors to ensure that they had more units available at launch by ot having to split their manufacturing lines. I think that they shot themselves in the foot with the Lumia 920 launch by offering too many colors, and thereby spreading themselves thin in colors that people wanted while having stock available in ones that were perhaps less popular or otherwise overstocked (I remember black 920's being widely available when AT&T representatives couldn't even order cyan 920's because they were so backordered).
GRRR!!! It's always the bl**dy same with this exclusivity stuff. The US gets the cyan 920 (ok, I have a cyan 920 as well but that's besides the point). They get the red 1020. And to top it all off they get it OVER A MONTH before the rest of the world. By the time these awesome Nokia products are released here in the UK, the next is released, or some crummy Android comes out which everyone flocks to. Also not to mention those other sorry countries which shamefully have to wait MONTHS before they can even pre-order or buy anything. And to rub salt in the wound? Nokia is a European country and we never get the love here in Europe like AT&T do in the states. The USA even have online Microsoft stores that customers can pre-order on. Over here, we don't even get that. All we get are companies that stock the latest Lumia handsets for like a month and then discontinue them (yes, pointing to you, Phones 4u!).
I'm sorry I don't mean to upset anyone, it's just my opinion, but it seems like here in Europe we get a raw deal when preordering or buying tech like this. Just like the other emerging markets that have to wait too long.
I have a red 920 today, and I love it. If there was a matte (since yellow is also matte), red 1020 option this fall... oh hell yeah, baby-- it's on! But if it were red and glossy, I'd probably stick with black or wait to see what other device option comes next.