AT&T's Cricket snags Lumia 1320 as first phablet

The no-contract carrier gets its first plus-size smartphone in the form of a six-inch Windows Phone 8 device.

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Cricket dials up the six-inch Lumia 1320. Josh Miller/CNET

Cricket Wireless on Tuesday announced that its first supersize phone, the Nokia Lumia 1320, will join its roster later in the week. Due in June 13, the six-inch smartphone runs Windows Phone 8 with support for the carrier's 4G LTE network.

Powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, the Lumia 1320 has 8GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot. In terms of cameras, the 5-megapixel shooter features autofocus and HD video recording. On the connectivity front, you'll find Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, and 4G LTE.

Switching over to software, the Lumia 1320 includes Nokia's custom apps such as Mix Radio, Maps, and Drive, and camera enhancements. And, because this is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, users will also get apps like Microsoft Office, SkyDrive, and Xbox games store.

The Nokia Lumia 1320 sells in bright orange for $279.99 unlocked, but if you buy it by July 10, you can get it for $229 with a $50 mail-in rebate.

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