Enough with the delays already! Nokia Lumia 1520, the Finnish company’s first ever phablet holds an unflattering distinction of being delayed multiple times, once even before it was made official.
You can blame it on supply, logistics or even tactical issues, but going by the early rumors, the unveiling of the handset got pushed a month or so. Nokia then showed off the device at the Nokia World 2013 event in Abu Dhabi a little while back.
The flagship Windows Phone 8 device had its own story to tell at AT&T in the United States, being postponed so that the carrier could launch it alongside the Lumia 2520 tablet.
And now, just when the device was on track to start shipping today, it appears that some people that ordered the phone will have to wait for a few more weeks for it to arrive — could be a few more days too, but the wait could well spiral into a week.
As this report suggests, both AT&T and Microsoft Stores have started sending out emails to users, informing them that the shipments have been delayed:
“Because of overwhelming demand, your Nokia Lumia 1520 order is delayed in shipping. As soon as your shipping label is printed, we’ll send you an email with the tracking information. You can also track your order on our site.”
Additionally, it seems that AT&T has further informed some users that the handset will ship on (or around) December 2. Microsoft Store, however, also offered a promotional code for a $25 price cut for the next purchase from online portal to users.
But if you had preordered the device and had some plans (it offers a brilliant camera, obviously), then the best you can do is wait until your order is shipped.