Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020

By John McCann 

Nokia has made its oft-leaked Lumia 1020 all official, bringing a souped up 41MP camera to the smartphone party.

It's confirmed to be exclusive to AT&T in the US, for the hefty sum of $300 (that's about £199), but expect the Lumia 1020 to comfortably break the £500 mark SIM-free in the UK.

But when and where can you get your hands on this Windows Phone 8-toting handset in the UK? Nokia has confirmed the Lumia 1020 will arrive in the UK on September 12. And what networks? Let's find out...

The oxygen-loving network will be ranging the artist formerly known as the Nokia EOS. No word on exactly how much you'll be paying yet, but we should have more information on September 12.

Next to hop aboard the Lumia 1020 bandwagon was Three, who has confirmed the presence of the Lumia 1020 in its ranks while keeping us in the dark in terms of price for now.
Vodafone & EE

Both Vodafone and EE are keeping quite on whether or not they'll be stocking the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we're badgering them constantly for more information.
Phones 4 U

The high street retailer has confirmed that it will be selling the Lumia 1020 as part of its "huge" range of 4G phones. Frustratingly, still no word on the networks it'll offer it on or pricing. All you can do is register your interest.
Carphone Warehouse

As with Phones 4 U, Carphone Warehouse will be stocking the Nokia Lumia 1020, but apart from a registration page a "coming September 2013" details are scarce.
Online Retailers

The folks over at Unlocked Mobiles have the Nokia Lumia 1020 up for pre-order for the princely sum of £549.99, which makes the handset one of the most expensive around. Interestingly though it has a Lumia 1020 release date of September 30 listed on the product page.

Expansys initially had the Lumia 1020 up for pre-order at a wallet stretching £599.99, but that has now been removed for basic pre-order listings without a price attached, with the choice of black, white and yellow for you to pick from.

The price over on Clove is no better with the black and white versions of the Nokia Lumia 1020 listed at £588 a pop, while the yellow version remains at £0.00 for now. The site does state "official price and availability to be confirmed" - so this could change.