Nokia(s nok) has become synonymous with Windows Phone(s msft) worldwide, and, to a lesser extent, with AT&T(s t) in the U.S. To that end, Nokia’s newly announced 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone “phablet” will be available in the U.S. exclusively through AT&T.
This isn’t really surprising. The bulk of Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone devices, like the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 920, have been AT&T exclusives. Midrange phones such as the Lumia 521 have landed on carriers like T-Mobile, as have higher end variants like the Lumia 925. But AT&T is clearly Nokia’s carrier of choice in the U.S. Unfortunately, that means if you were hoping for a Windows Phone phablet on any of the other major carriers, you’ll have to continue waiting for now.
AT&T announced that it will also carry the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet, though that will also be available from other venues as well. AT&T release dates and official pricing haven’t been announced for either device yet, Nokia says the Lumia 1520 will cost $749 unsubsidized, which makes it likely to see an on-contract price of $299. The Lumia 2520, meanwhile, is said to start at $499.