As we found out on Tuesday, the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet will only be available on AT&T. That alone makes a lot of people upset, but it gets worse. We’ve found out that AT&T will be mangling their version of the 1520 with some lesser specs. Cue the Debbie Downer noise.
During Nokia World the Lumia 1520 was touted as having 32GB of internal storage. Unfortunately the Lumia 1520 for AT&T listed on Nokia’s website shows only 16GB of storage. The good news is that the 1520 is expandable up to 64GB with a micro-SD card. But wait, it gets worse.
On AT&T’s website the Lumia 1520 has its own “Coming Soon” page. One spec that is missing from the page is wireless charging. There is an image of the back of the phone where we can clearly see the three contacts for a wireless charging case instead of it being built-in. We don’t have to explain the logic there. (Hint: sell cases = $$$)
These are unfortunate omissions. This is likely AT&T strong arming Nokia into doing something they don’t want to do. Let’s face it, Microsoft and Nokia need AT&T a lot more than AT&T need them. What are your thoughts on these changes?
Thanks Nik, Mark, and Sam!