Microsoft takes down Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-order webpage

Microsoft takes down Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-order webpage
November 07 02:59 2013 Print This Article

Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-order page taken down

Microsoft has removed a pre-order Web page of Nokia Lumia 1520 on its retail site MicrosoftStore.com 12 hours after it went live Tuesday night. In a statement emailed to Computerworld, the company claims the product page was supposedly a test, but it was launched prematurely.

However, Microsoft says it will honor any pre-orders submitted for the Windows 8-powered smartphone while the page was up once the smartphone officially becomes available. This is also applied to orders for the accompanying flip cover.

The now-removed page allowed consumers to order the Nokia Lumia 1520 in advance. The 16GB version, which sports a 6-inch display, will cost $199 with a two-year carrier contract with AT&T. Those who prefer their phones contract-free can order the same for $549. Buyers can choose from four color options.

Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-order page taken down.

The page also displays the Lumia 1520’s release date as November 15, which Microsoft did not confirm in its press statement after the pre-order page was removed. But judging how the company would honor the premature pre-orders, we think the information about the price and availability is accurate.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 also sports a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, a 20-megapixel rear camera, a 3400mAh battery, and works on 4G LTE networks. It is also the first smartphone in the market to feature a new capability in Windows 8 called the General Distribution Release 3 (GDRS3). This program, among other things, can block phone calls and text messages while the user is driving a vehicle.

Source: Computerworld

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