Nokia Lumia 1520, 2520 to launch Nov. 22 in US -- report

The launch date has been pushed back from November 15, says Windows Phone Central.

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Nokia's Lumia 1520 smartphone and 2520 tablet will reportedly reach US consumers on November 22.

This latest tidbit comes from blog site Windows Phone Central, which provided a peak at an inventory list reportedly revealing the launch date for the new devices. The entries for the large-screened 1520 phone, or phablet, show all four color variants due to be carried by AT&T. The listings for the 2520 tablet indicate that it will be offered by both AT&T and Verizon.

The Lumia 1520 was initially slated to launch on November 15, but that date was pushed back, according to WP Central. Microsoft actually jumped the gun this week when it unveiled a preorder page for the 1520 showing a release date of November 15 via AT&T . The folks in Redmond pulled down the page on Wednesday, saying that "we're so excited with the upcoming arrival of the Lumia 1520 that a product page went up prematurely last night on MicrosoftStore.com."

Microsoft's preorder page had shown the price of the 1520 as $199 with the usual two-year contract and $549 without a contract. The Windows RT-based 2520 tablet is expected to sell for $499, though Verizon may trim that to $399 for a special Black Friday deal, WP Central said.

Assuming the date in the leaked inventory list is accurate, November 22 will be a big day for Microsoft as it will also mark the launch of the Xbox One .

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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