Friday marked a huge day for Microsoft and Windows Phone 8, as the Nokia Lumia 1020 was out for public sale for AT&T. This flagship phone is the pinnacle of what Windows Phone is for Microsoft, and is the key phone for Nokia this summer and calendar year ahead.
The Nokia 1020, sporting a 41 megapixel camera among other powerful specs, is available for AT&T customers at $299 with a 2-year contract starting today. This phone is the latest and most powerful phone available for the Windows Phone platform, and is the example of what Windows Phone 8 should be.
Most Powerful Camera On A Windows Phone
The first thing that critics and users will note on the Lumia 1020 is the 41 megapixel camera. It allows for awesome pictures, a full camera suite of editing software, social media sharing among Facebook, Twitter, and other networks, and finally one of the best possible pictures that can be created via a mobile phone.
Free Swag Included With Purchase
To get customers in the door for the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Microsoft Store is giving away a $79 Nokia Camera Grip for free. This has a tripod mount, an extra rechargeable battery for use on the road, and gives users more than just an average camera phone when they use the combination of freebies included.
Hipstamatic Oggi PRO Included With Lumia 1020
Once just an iPhone only program, the PRO version of the Hipstamatic Oggi program for social media sharing and photo sharing is included with the Nokia 1020. The various filters, manual control of exposures, ability to reframe shots, and an auto-leveling feature for shots is all included with the app. This should make photo buffs very happy with their purchase.
Many have wondered when the ideal or perfect Windows Phone would come out, and this Nokia 1020 is it. It may be expensive for some at $299, but it packs a wonderful camera that knocks out the rest of the competition on the market, and a power suite of Windows Phone 8 features as well. This Windows Phone in combination of Nokia and Microsoft should make Windows Phone fans very happy.