Microsoft compensates Nokia Lumia 1020 late deliveries with $150
Those of your who pre-ordered the Nokia Lumia 1020 through the Microsoft online store, but for some reason your orders are delayed, will be getting $150 gift cards. The gift card can be used for the next purchase of $150 or more on the Microsoft online store.
WMPoweruser revealed that a person who made an order on July 18 has got an e-mail from Microsoft saying that his Nokia Lumia 1020 will be shipped on August 1st. Currently, there is no information if these gift cards will apply to a large number of customers, but waiting a few days to become $150 richer is not a bad deal.
Meanwhile, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is being heavily promoted through different ad campaigns. Finally, Microsoft and AT&T seem to be pretty engaged with the marketing efforts trying to push the sales of the Nokia’s camera phone. As expected, most of the ads are promoting the impressive camera features on the Lumia 1020. Here is the latest thirty second video ad:
If you live in the US you have different options to get the device, but in any case you need to sign a contract at AT&T. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is available at your AT&T store or online, on the Microsoft online store or at Amazon. The regular price with a new contract is $299.99, but Microsoft gives you a free camera grip accessory, while Amazon offers a 10% discount.
The camera phone is expected in Europe and other countries sometime in August or September. Some European retailers have already started taking pre-orders. For example, in Germany the phone costs €799 SIM-free, which is more than the latest 32GB iPhone model. However, the German smartphones are not among the cheapest in Europe. In other markets, the Nokia Lumia 1020 could cost around €700.