AT&T and Microsoft delay some shipments of Nokia Lumia 1520

Alongside the Xbox One launch, AT&T and Microsoft were also supposed to release the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 today to the people who pre-ordered the smartphone from their respective online stores. As it turns out, it looks like Nokia didn't have enough of the Windows Phone products to meet demand.

WPCentral reports they have received tips from many pre-order customers that AT&T and Microsoft sent them emails saying, "Because of overwhelming demand, your Nokia Lumia 1520 order is delayed in shipping." The people who ordered the 1520 from the Microsoft Store website did get a promo code for $25 off their next purchase as compensation.

One tipster claims their email showed the delay would cause the 1520 to ship on or before December 2, or about 10 days later than planned. It's unknown if the online shipment delays also mean that the 1520 launch has also been pushed back in AT&T and Microsoft's retail stores; we will check to see if that's the case as well.

Last weekend, AT&T did cut the pre-order price of the 1520 from $199.99 to just $99.99 with a two year contract, which the Microsoft Store site did not match. That AT&T promotion is still in effect and could be the reason why there are not enough of the phones to go around.

Source: WPCentral | Image via Nokia

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Maybe they delayed them to ungimp them? Hahaha screw AT&T, I really wanted this phone but not after what they did to it.

mrp04 said,
Maybe they delayed them to ungimp them? Hahaha screw AT&T, I really wanted this phone but not after what they did to it.

Do you have a link to a source that goes into details on what AT&T changed? As an AT&T customer I'm very curious if it's worth it for me to buy the unlocked/unbranded version...

Thanks! Alex

92GTA said,

Do you have a link to a source that goes into details on what AT&T changed? As an AT&T customer I'm very curious if it's worth it for me to buy the unlocked/unbranded version...

Thanks! Alex

32GB > 16GB on board storage, no built-in wireless charging, you must buy the shell.

Add to that list: No Data-Sense, no QI wireless charging. The optional wireless charging shell is available as PMA only, not compatible with all other Lumia wireless chargers. Also the AT&T version comes with an AMOLED display. I personally like the IPS LCD screen technology that's on the global version better.

True, but personally I wouldn't mind a 10 day delay with $25 to spend on apps.

Edit: Ah, not sure whether the $25 can be spent on apps or not, but still, a 10 day delay wouldn't upset me all that much. I get how others might not react the same way though.

I picked up my pre-order 1520 at the Microsoft Store Xbox One party last night. They didn't have the white one in that I pre-ordered so I got the black instead. They also didn't have the 2520 that you could get for $199 if purchased. They told me I could come back later and get it for that price.