The Nokia 1020 Is A Good Phone, Minus Everything About It

Posted by on July 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

…But It’s The Wrong Carrier

Maybe it’s because AT&T seems so eager to please – historically, they bet on the iTunes-enabled Motorola ROKR which lead to their exclusive handling of Apple’s iPhone for its first few iterations – Nokia and Microsoft have come to the GSM carrier repeatedly with their new hardware. Unfortunately, having such a cutting edge phone, even if it’s just sending 5-megapixel photos up to the cloud, on such a middling carrier doesn’t inspire much confidence about its capabilities as a phone.

…But It’s The Wrong Price

Maybe I’m spoiled by past Lumia sub-$100 debuts, but $299.99 is a big ask for a subsidized phone. That camera may be heavenly, but when you consider the rest of the device, it doesn’t seem all that fantastic. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some price drops not long after the phone’s July 26th release.


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