At AT&T store: No lines for Lumia 920, $100 off tablets, iPhone 5 for holidays
I visited the AT&T store in Carrollwood this morning (to upgrade my phone), and came out with three things to share:
Today is the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. These new Windows Phone 8 phones are pretty sharp with vivid color tiles and wireless charging (AT&T is throwing in the charger for free for now). There was little fanfare for the launch, and no lines to get these phones. One customer walked out with four of them.
I checked the phones out for a few minutes, and found them to be a bit too bulky and wide for my taste. The case felt plasticky and cheap. The OS will definitely take some getting used to.
If you're in the market for a tablet with cellular service, Josh, my sales rep, said a sale started today for $100 off a tablet with a two-year data plan. That includes iPads, folks! Or if you prefer the Windows environment, the new Windows Surface, too. Not a bad deal. Something for the holidays?
Speaking of holidays, if you're planning on getting an iPhone 5 as a holiday gift, keep in mind that the phones are backordered. Depending on the model, the wait could be as long as a few weeks. The 16GB phones have the longest wait, 32GB and 64GB come in a bit sooner. So order early to get one in time.