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Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 goes on pre-order in the USA for $735

15 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 goes on pre-order in the USA for $735 - read the full textNokia Lumia 1020 was officially unveiled just last week and understandably caused quite a lot of excitement. It's the long awaited 41MP PureView Windows Phone-powered smartphone that had been in the rumorlands since Nokia 808 PureView came around. Nokia Lumia 1020 will hit the USA on July 26...

 

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I'm so happy to leave Germany i.e. Europe, in the up coming months, if only for the fact that smartphones and such are so expensive. Whatever a computer cost in dollars, here they charge in euros. At todays rate 800euros = $1,040.00 US.

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  • 2013-07-16 08:33
  • pPNM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-16 05:08 from GT6G - click to readA man that lived in the stone ages.

Take out *sdcard slot .. pass around*.. ROFL your not fit to use android.. its people like you that push back innovation and stick with legacy XP systems. .. Pssst why not NFC? .. what about the pride of android's OTG? .. what about that infamous cloud thingy that you try so hard to avoid?

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  • 2013-07-16 08:01
  • PGXj

is anyone know if its for sale in Vancouver Canada? and if yes where and how much and if not,when is the expected release date?

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  • 2013-07-16 06:57
  • Q}3J

Oh yea, and it's freaking expensive for a phone with no outstanding features other than the camera and camera software.

The processor and chipset is almost 2 years old! Someone must have been looking for a way to clear out the inventory warehouse.

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  • 2013-07-16 05:09
  • GT6G

> In reply to Scrub50187 @ 2013-07-16 04:52 from e67k - click to readI don't know about you and your friends, but most of my friends take their memory cards out of their camera before they fill it up.

I personally won't buy a phone without a removable battery or memory card slot. Sometimes I want to give copies to my family or friends when we're out or on vacation, so it's easy with a memory card. You don't need a PC or deal with connecting to the cloud and bandwidth/access/sharing issues. It's just easy and it always works. Copy, remove card, done.

Same with a removable battery. Sometimes I'm out hiking or camping and I always carry an extra phone battery with me. Also, I don't always remember to charge my phone, and when I have an important call I need to make that may last more than an hour, being able to swap out the battery is easy.

So this phone and other phones that I'd like to try (the HTC One is another example) which don't have these two features are no sale to me.

Not to mention that I don't like the Apple model of locking down the filesystem (which MS didn't do until WP8 came out) and given that more and more I do things on my phone that I once did on my notebook, that makes 3 strikes against this phone.

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  • 2013-07-16 05:08
  • GT6G

> In reply to Kopi-O-Siew-Dai @ 2013-07-16 03:20 from QXNq - click to readHhhhmmmm....if the memory was empty with 25GB of free space and I was taking pictures at full resolution (10mb a picture) that means I can fit about 2560 pictures on it. As far as the battery, well they have the extra grip with a battery which you can add on to it just like any other camera, so saying that the battery is an issue is BS. My DSLR would run out of battery before my Nokia would. I wouldn't be using my Nokia for a photo shoot by itself, I usually bring 3 cameras with me. If I need to take a studio quality picture on the fly, then I have my Nokia ready to go in my pocket whenever I need it. Its funny that you talk a "REAL" camera when they compared the 808 to one of the new canon DSLR's at the time it came out and the Nokia was right on par with that $3000-$4000 camera. Do you use a 32gb card in your camera? How often do you take the pictures off of it after you fill it up? The camera is the number one buying point when I look for a phone because it is the what I use the most on it, that and I stream movies through mine because I'm on ATT's UNLIMITED NON-SMARTPHONE data plan. I use 20-30 gb a month without being throttled down.

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  • 2013-07-16 04:52
  • e67k

> In reply to Kopi-O-Siew-Dai @ 2013-07-16 03:17 from QXNq - click to readYou just admitted that Android indeed has a lot of lags. Why does everyone have to flash to stock Android to make their phone lag less? Where is the freedom and customizability of Android? What advantage does Android have without those? You guys complain about Wp being the same on every device, yet you suggest that everyone flash stock Android to their device to enjoy the Android experience, where is the difference? Instead of that just tell the oems to leave stock Android on their devices and stop complaining that Wp doesn't change from device to device!

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  • 2013-07-16 04:17
  • nb$p

> In reply to bruce-wayne @ 2013-07-15 23:38 from 7q54 - click to readIf you know that you will need to take nice and beautiful photos for the day, I bet you will be carrying a REAL digital camera. Why? Because it allows you to take photos to your heart contents, without worrying battery going flat or running out of diskspace. Because all these can be REPLACED on a REAL camera. But if you are to carry the 1020 for the whole day for photo shoots, I bet you will soon encounter issues with battery running low or out of disk space due to the tiny 25GB++.

And how difficult is it to carry a compact camera?? Compact cameras are so light nowadays!

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  • 2013-07-16 03:20
  • QXNq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-16 00:15 from 47sA - click to readIs your launcher problem. Flash to a stock Android JB and see.

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  • 2013-07-16 03:17
  • QXNq

> In reply to bruce-wayne @ 2013-07-15 23:24 from 7q54 - click to readdon't lie please! NOVA 3 also running very smooth on the low crap specs Android (Galaxy Y) and watch this YouTube video to brust your bubble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...gdata_player

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  • 2013-07-16 02:58
  • U}}D

Sometimes its best to wait a bit that baby is wonderful yet just give it a few weeks and the price will drop just as S4 HTC ONE etc and remember you haters the Phone's main selling point is the Camera so if you dont like it buy another gosh they have cheap Lumias eg 620 and 520

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  • 2013-07-16 00:16
  • jxXT

> In reply to Taalen @ 2013-07-15 23:02 from nmMq - click to readGotta disagree here. I have an Xperia Sola running ICS. Lag lag and more lag! That's with a dual core 1ghz processor and 512mb ram. I love android. But saying it runs smooth on single core 800mhz is laughable.

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  • 2013-07-16 00:15
  • 47sA

Are you going to carry around a camera with you 24/7? I have a Nokia 808 and a Pentax K30 DSLR, and if I am taking a portrait picture where I don't have to zoom, then my Nokia blows it out of the water.

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  • 2013-07-16 00:01
  • e6hK

> In reply to X @ 2013-07-15 22:45 from mSub - click to readit has everything to do with recording, Oversampling helps avoid aliasing,
improves resolution and reduces
noise,and so it basically provides better quality video without increasing size(increase in detail),a video from 808 used same technology and it was much better than the flagships of even this year,this adds OIS so its videos will only be an important...

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  • 2013-07-15 23:45
  • 7q54

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-07-15 23:05 from J5Q} - click to readgoodluck with carrying around that camera along with your smartphone along with you whole day...nokia 808 defeated a lot of point and shoots,since this is its successor,it is bound to beat them....and about NSA,everyone knows google is most likely company to be spying on you...

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  • 2013-07-15 23:38
  • 7q54

> In reply to bruce-wayne @ 2013-07-15 23:27 from 7q54 - click to readthose are images in a room in low light,if you that any smartphone can take better images than this,then you are fooling yoursel....

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  • 2013-07-15 23:32
  • 7q54

> In reply to X @ 2013-07-15 22:45 from mSub - click to readagain,if you still cant find any official video then plz then plz dont comment about seeing some videos from a prototype...

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  • 2013-07-15 23:27
  • 7q54

> In reply to Taalen @ 2013-07-15 23:02 from nmMq - click to readnova 3 runs perfectly on a 920 dual core wp8,but it lags on xpera s which runs exactly same hardware,i dont see what you are trying to prove?

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  • 2013-07-15 23:24
  • 7q54

That is a very expensive camera, it is easy to find far better cameras for a lot less money!
Who want to buy a "spy"-camera from Microsoft/Nokia when Microsoft give all personal info..., and company... secrets..., to NSA...?

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  • 2013-07-15 23:05
  • J5Q}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-15 17:26 from Mfxa - click to readThat's pretty heavy coming from an obvious supporter of a system that cannot run fluently on any hardware. WP in practice is incredibly slow compared to even three year old mid-range Androids - it's just hidden behind animations that take forever.

Also, since ICS, Android runs perfectly smoothly on a 800MHz single core.

Good luck on your astroturfing career, but I have a feeling Microsoft-Nokia won't be willing to keep paying you that much longer.

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  • 2013-07-15 23:02
  • nmMq

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