1. sraffe8283's Avatar
    Dream on as this price in the UK will kill sales and everybody will go with the Samsung Galaxy.

    FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's Lumia 1520 smartphone has been given an early price of 699 in the UK, a significant markup on its $749 price in the US.

    The INQUIRER has spotted Nokia's debut phablet, which was unveiled at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi last week, at the website of European electronics retailer Alternate. The little known website has started taking pre-orders for the Lumia 1520 smartphone, and has slapped it with an asking price of 699.

    This is likely to irk some potential buyers, as the phone has been priced at $749 in the US, the equivalent of around 462.
    11-01-2013 08:50 AM
  2. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Everyone gets their jimmy rustled before things go on sale. LMAO!
    11-01-2013 08:57 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    This price differential is pretty much normal for consumer goods. Xbox One will be USD$500, but 429 here in the UK. Same also for software. Some vendors cite differences in local tax/ employment/distribution costs for the difference in real terms costs.
    11-01-2013 08:58 AM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Well, aren't phones (and other devices) always more expensive on pre-order than when they normally roll out?
    It does seem like a huge price, but eventually things will settle down I guess, and you should be able to buy it for the suggested price.

    Also, the $750 price that Nokia gave was just a rough estimate, most probably without the taxes. So, retail stores will always be more expensive, that's how they work.
    I found a preety fine website (works only for Serbia tho), that avoids most of those problems and sells SIM-free smartphones for the lowest prices (original phones, not stolen or whatever).
    So, I suggest you to do the same, pre-ordering a phone from a retailer is the last thing you should do (if you don't plan to spend nearly twice as much money).
    11-01-2013 03:29 PM
  5. tatortotsInfarction's Avatar
    I just ordered a Lumia 521 to play with. $80 + $8 shipping. If you don't need the big screen and big camera, you save.......math. It's WP so it all performs the same.
    11-01-2013 04:00 PM
  6. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    A big difference is that the US version does NOT include 32GB or wireless charging. That's worth atleast $50-$100 by itself
    11-01-2013 04:56 PM

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