Just as I was ready to welcome Nokia back in the mobile phone high-end game, as their spanking new Lumia 1520 looks like maybe the first completely uncompromising Windows Phone out there, the Finns confirmed all our darkest fears and made the 6-inch beast exclusive to AT&T stateside.
And as if that wasn’t enough to fully cripple Lumia 1520’s chances of greatness, it appears the handheld will land on America’s number two network missing Qi wireless charging and with only 16 GB of on-board storage in tow. Unlike the international version, accomodated with a generous 32 gigs. Why? No idea, but I’m starting to think Nokia likes pain and suffering.
Granted, the story is not entirely confirmed, as in Ma Bell and Nokia are yet to come forward and spell it out for us, but since both the spec sheets listed on the manufacturer’s and on Windows Phone’s websites lack built-in wireless charging and clearly specify the 16 GB internal memory, there’s little hope left.
For what it’s worth, the Lumia 1520 does support microSD cards, meaning you can expand the 16 gigs with an additional 64. Also, the two compromises may have been made in the purpose of greater good, as they will possibly maybe help Nokia and AT&T keep pricing in check. But don’t you even think of selling this (tainted) bad boy for $250 or so with contracts, or you’ll have another thing coming.
<Source: WP Central>