AT&T now taking online pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 1020

Last week, Nokia officially announced its much anticipated Lumia 1020 smartphone, with its 41 megapixel camera combined with the Windows Phone 8 OS. Today, AT&T started taking online pre-orders for the phone, as originally promised.

AT&T's website is now allowing people to purchase the phone for $299.99 with a new two year contract. If you want to go with a one year contract, the price jumps up to $549.99. Finally, if you want to own the phone outright and get a month-to-month voice and data contract from AT&T, you will have to pay $659.99. The site shows that if you pre-order now, the phone will start shipping on July 23rd, which means you might get the phone before it officially goes on sale at AT&T's stores on July 26th.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes in matte yellow, white and black. After you select which color phone you want and the phone and data plan you wish to subscribe to, you can select from a number of accessories. That includes the Nokia Camera Grip case which also acts as a extended battery. AT&T is charging $59 for this accessory but at the moment AT&T only shows the black and white versions available for sale.

Keep in mind that the Microsoft Store website previously announced that the Camera Grip accessory would be free when the Nokia Lumia 1020 is purchased from that site with a new two year AT&T contract. So far, the Microsoft Store site has yet to start its own pre-orders for the smartphone.

Source: AT&T | Image via Nokia

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mjedi7 said,
I want an iPhone with a camera like this one (also bigger screen)
Never gonna happen, Apple will never allow a thicker phone so no way they will be able to fit anything beyond maybe 12MPx

I would normally agree, but seeing as how this would replace a $200-300 Point-and-shoot camera, I would gladly pay an extra $100 for that feature.

greensabath said,
I would normally agree, but seeing as how this would replace a $200-300 Point-and-shoot camera, I would gladly pay an extra $100 for that feature.

When you think of it that way then the price makes more sense to people. But how many will think of it that way? If AT&T is smart about the marketing and goes with the angle of saying "with the 1020 you don't need that pricy digital point and shoot camera anymore" then it should work out well for them.

menifred said,
$299, too pricey. Will see if it gets cheaper in Fall.

It matches the price of the iPhone 5 with the same capacity... it's not that extreme.

menifred said,
I take terrible pictures anyway haha

If you're not interested in the imaging features then there really isn't much reason to buy this over a 920. it's basically a 920 but a little slimmer, lighter, has a much nicer camera, and has no wireless charging built in. Otherwise it's practically the same thing. The front and sides look mostly the same.