Rumor: 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 to launch Nov. 8 on AT&T

Nokia's rumored 6-inch smartphone has been designated with the name the Lumia 1520, according to various media reports. Now a new story claims that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 device with the huge display will go on sale Nov. 8 on AT&T.

The report comes from WPCentral, which claims to have heard from two separate but unnamed sources on the specific launch date. The same story also claims that AT&T will offer the phone for an off-contract price of $699, although there's no word on what the two year contract price will be for the device. Finally, the report says the 1520 will come in a choice of colors: red, black, yellow and white.

This new release date rumor comes just a couple of days after yet another story from WPCentral, which claims Nokia will hold a press event in New York City to formally unveil the Lumia 1520 on Oct. 22. If true, the time between the announcement and the on-sale date will be about 17 days.

Besides the 6-inch display, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is supposed to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage inside. It's also rumored to have a beefy 3400 mAh battery.

Source: WPCentral | Image via evleaks

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The smaller ones don't tend to flip. The big ones can show you a lot without flipping, and the regular squares do flip (but a lot of apps let you choose). So, it's only as messy as you want it to be.

Care to explain how at&t or tmobile is bad in Chicago? There hasn't been one place north or south or in the suburbs that I have been in the last year or so that I haven't had lte coverage on at&t.

#Michael said,
Care to explain how at&t or tmobile is bad in Chicago? There hasn't been one place north or south or in the suburbs that I have been in the last year or so that I haven't had lte coverage on at&t.
Before ATT went LTE, service here was terrible. I been with VZW since 1996. I left them in oct 2009 after the iPhone 4 was launched because it seemed VZW wasn't going to get the iPhone and I wanted one. The service was terrible. Dropped calls and more. In fact I had another open line still on my VZE account to keep it open and I would dial my ATT phone and it simply wouldn't even ring. Many times I would call people and they would never hear me. In my office even though I had full bars, the calls would drop or never even complete.

I also tried T-Mobile. I bought a secondary phone and just used a SIM card with it. I had many similar issues I had with my ATT phone. In 2005 I tried out Sprint, many of the same problems. The only carrier I have ever had that didn't have those problems has been VZW and I will never leave them ever again.

its far from stupid. nokia doesn't have a lot of cash,so if they go exclusive with a carrier, the carrier will do a lot of the marketing for them, from radio ads, print, special displays in the store, or adding a little bias in sales. I guarantee you that when Microsoft takes over the operations,these devices will be available on more carriers at launch.

vcfan said,
its far from stupid. nokia doesn't have a lot of cash,so if they go exclusive with a carrier, the carrier will do a lot of the marketing for them, from radio ads, print, special displays in the store, or adding a little bias in sales. I guarantee you that when Microsoft takes over the operations,these devices will be available on more carriers at launch.

I hope MS will keep selling unbranded devices as Nokia does now; I would hate to abandon Nokia hardware but I will not put myself at the mercy of carriers.

Will be interesting to see if this phone is a hit or miss. Nokia's been cranking out phones like Google cranks out Chrome versions.

Well considering the lack of drive on the part of other WP oems to offer a range of devices, Nokia seems eager to have something for everyone, from the bottom to the top, from the basic to the edge.

The wp market certainly is better off with a wide range of options for customers.

AT&T isn't cutting you any favors!! Knock it off with this exclusivity bullsnot. Other people want Lumias, too, you know.

Mulsivaas said,
AT&T isn't cutting you any favors!! Knock it off with this exclusivity bullsnot. Other people want Lumias, too, you know.

From what I understand, carriers tend to want/require exclusives otherwise they won't promote or carry your phone. Its dofferent for Apple and I guess Samsung, but they have far more clout than Nokia, HTC, LG, etc.

Why someone would be willing to pay $699, or full price, for a branded device is beyond my understanding... Pay full price and cut the middleman.

Fritzly said,
Why someone would be willing to pay $699, or full price, for a branded device is beyond my understanding... Pay full price and cut the middleman.
Are you talking about it the ATT logo? Or are you talking about "unlocked" so it will work on other carriers.

MrHumpty said,
Are you talking about it the ATT logo? Or are you talking about "unlocked" so it will work on other carriers.

The logo would not be a big deal; the issue is that a device branded AT&T will receive updates only if and when the carriers approve them. Furthermore carriers can drop some of the features included in the updates like, at least this is my understanding, AT&T devices do not have DataSense.
This is how I categorize devices:
Unlocked: a device that could be "branded" by a carrier but able to use SIMs from other ones.
Unbranded: A device without any carrier involvement: for example my Nokia 920 is unbranded and I receive updates directly from Nokia without waiting for carrier approval or modifications.

Fritzly said,
The logo would not be a big deal; the issue is that a device branded AT&T will receive updates only if and when the carriers approve them. Furthermore carriers can drop some of the features included in the updates like, at least this is my understanding, AT&T devices do not have DataSense.
This is how I categorize devices:
Unlocked: a device that could be "branded" by a carrier but able to use SIMs from other ones.
Unbranded: A device without any carrier involvement: for example my Nokia 920 is unbranded and I receive updates directly from Nokia without waiting for carrier approval or modifications.
Now that you frame it that way I agree. I don't know why, if you're going to have a branded phone you wouldn't at least get the discount that you're paying for no matter what through your monthly fee.

The Lumia 1020 is sitting at home waiting for me unpack it. If the girlfriend ends up liking it, I'll get this 1520 when it comes out and we'll both be switched from Android. Can't wait to check it out!

volodoscope said,
You know that hashtags are for Twitter?

You know that replies are meant to be useful? Also, Twitter isn't the only place hashtags are supported.

Xenosion said,
we'll both be switched from Android. Can't wait to check it out!

Ok... I'll bite... why switch from Android? Supposedly the Android phones are getting better.

This is one of the phones I'm interested in... along with the Nexus 5, Note III, and the 1020.

Don't really know too many people who like the Microsoft phones around here.

WindSailor said,

Ok... I'll bite... why switch from Android? Supposedly the Android phones are getting better.

This is one of the phones I'm interested in... along with the Nexus 5, Note III, and the 1020.

Don't really know too many people who like the Microsoft phones around here.


Android is great. I have a Note [1] and have done just about everything you can do to it. I've had the Google Nexus One before that. They've been great but with great customization comes great instability. My Note is very fast under custom roms but will crash and reboot throughout everyday and the camera would suck under certain roms among many other things. I ended up going back to (mostly) stock rom which means it's a lot slower but is at least usable when I need it.

The Lumia 1020 and 1520 just look like a breath of fresh air that may just make me happy with my phone.

Xenosion said,
They've been great but with great customization comes great instability.

The Lumia 1020 and 1520 just look like a breath of fresh air that may just make me happy with my phone.

There has been more than a few friends that have sent back android phones because of the instability of the software etc. That is one reason some of them went to the iPhone, and like it.

None of them have a Microsoft phone.

Personally I have nothing against a Microsoft based phone. I want the stability. Apps will come second.

But I like and use Google calendar etc.; and totally rely on it.

Are the Microsoft phones compatible with Google?

And are they as fast or comparable to the latest Android phones?

Thanks

vcfan said,
I think its #timetoswitch for everyone soon, instead of delaying the inevitable.

Yeah, time to switch to Android before Windows Phone follows the path of Windows Mobile.

WindSailor said,

There has been more than a few friends that have sent back android phones because of the instability of the software etc. That is one reason some of them went to the iPhone, and like it.

None of them have a Microsoft phone.

Personally I have nothing against a Microsoft based phone. I want the stability. Apps will come second.

But I like and use Google calendar etc.; and totally rely on it.

Are the Microsoft phones compatible with Google?

And are they as fast or comparable to the latest Android phones?

Thanks


I sent you a PM to not be rude.

Hopefully the Verizon version launches no more than 30 days later as I'd love to get one for myself and my wife for Xmas.