Rumor: Nokia Lumia 1520 and 2520 both launching Nov. 22nd in U.S.

Remember the story from Wednesday where the Microsoft Store site was taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520 for a November 15th release? Well, as it turns out, that page was apparently put up on the site by mistake. Microsoft has now removed the pre-order page for the upcoming 6-inch smartphone.

However, a new rumor from WPCentral claims, via leaked inventory listings, that the real launch date for the 1520 will be Friday, November 22nd, again for the price of $199 with a two year contract on AT&T and $549 with no contract.

Furthermore, the same article claims the upcoming Windows RT 10.1 inch tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, will also go on sale November 22nd, and it will be released via both AT&T and Verizon on the same day; no timed exclusive for AT&T for this product. Both carriers will sell the tablet for $499 with a two year contract. The AT&T Lumia 2520 will come only in a black color while the Verizon version will have a choice of red or black.

That's not all. Another article at WPCentral claims that Verizon will make the 2520 one of its "Black Friday" (November 29th) sales products, reducing its price by $100 to just $399. In other words, it might not be the best idea to rush out and get the tablet when it first goes on sale.

It looks like November 22nd is going to be a huge day for hardware products running on Microsoft software. The Xbox One launch is also scheduled for that date.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via Nokia

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Dear Nokia,

I just want to buy my Lumia 2520 blue tablet for $499 and go home without a headache. Can you do it? You say no? Oh I must be on a contract to get my favorite color..ah okay..

Me: opening apple website. Purchased iPad Air.

Fawzi Breidi said,
Dear Nokia,


Me: opening apple website. Purchased iPad Air.

No don't do it! Why not buy the surface, I think it is $50 less.

i simply want the nokia with its amazing camera and here maps and all the extra features and simply because it is Nokia. But they made it too hard and too confusing for regular consumer to buy anything from them.

why? I tried hard to convince my friends to buy the tablet and the phone, but 1520 ended up exclusive and the tablet is locked (or with forced contract), branded, limited colors and you must be their customer.

This went above the edge. as much as I love Nokia products, I can't buy them on release date.

I just hope that Nokia will release a QI-wireless charging cover for the AT&T 1520 version since they don't support QI-wireless charing anymore. All of my wireless charging equipment is QI. Otherwise I'll have to wait for the global versions to show up unlocked.

If they're going to sell the 2520 with a 2 year contract they could at least have the price be $399 to start or maybe less. They're going to get all their money and then some from that 2 year deal you're locked into. Might as well just buy it outright at retail and get some cheap data plan for less than that contract price and pop in the SIM card.

GP007 said,
If they're going to sell the 2520 with a 2 year contract they could at least have the price be $399 to start or maybe less. They're going to get all their money and then some from that 2 year deal you're locked into. Might as well just buy it outright at retail and get some cheap data plan for less than that contract price and pop in the SIM card.

This is ridiculous. There's no reason at all to lock yourself into a contract if they're just going to sell it at full price. Based on smartphone "full" pricing you should be able to get the 2520 for $149 with a two year contract. Imagine how many would sell if that were the case.