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Lumia 1020 reaches ‘end of life’ status in October

Nokia Lumia 1020 in yellow

Announced a year ago, Nokia Lumia 1020 is still considered the best camera-phone available on the market. Now, reports are claiming that the smartphone will reach its EOL (end of life) status this September. For all consumers, that probably means Microsoft won’t manufacture new units after October 15th, while sales efforts will continue until all phones in stock are depleted. Of course, Microsoft will continue its support regarding existing warranties and future software updates for the device.

We can only hope that Microsoft is planning to release a successor to the Lumia 1020 by the end of 2014. Earlier rumors were saying that Nokia McLaren with 3D Interface and 41MP camera would be in fact this successor we hoped for. The phone could be named Lumia 1025 or Lumia 1030 and it will probably have a full HD screen, quad-core CPU at 2.3GHz and other tempting specs.

Unlocked 1020 now available on Microsoft Store

Nokia Lumia 1020 avaialble through Microsof Store US

Meanwhile, an unlocked Lumia 1020 appears at Microsoft’s online Store in the U.S. for $549. The device with a 4.5 inch screen, 41MP camera and 32 GB storage is compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile US networks. Verizon and Sprint with their CDMA networks are not supported. You can order an unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 from Microsoft Store.