Nokia delays Lumia 1520 launch due to Microsoft sale. Deal itself may have hit some snags, says Eldar Murtazin
Lumia 1520, a 6” Nokia phablet we’ve been expecting to see by the end of September, has indeed been delayed. Until 22nd of October, or thereabouts.
We should hear more about the launch date real soon, since, according to Pocket-lint, Nokia is about ready to start sending invites for the press event, which has also been moved from New-York to some other place.
According to WPCentral, Lumia 1520 should start shipping soon after the announcement, hitting AT&T on November 8th, for $699 unlocked, contract price yet to be determined.
The reason for the delay – a sale of Nokia mobile business to Microsoft, which put many product plans in flux, according to Reuters.
It seems that some people at Nokia and Microsoft had different impressions on what exactly they’ve agreed on, on Sept. 2nd.
Here’s to hoping that that stuff Nokia board is now fighting to keep, includes PureView imaging technology and the ability to license it to third parties, eventually. I know how unlikely that is. But Nokia said it is keeping all of its IP, and that should be a big part of what PureView algorithms and know-how is.