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At AT&T store: No lines for Lumia 920, $100 off tablets, iPhone 5 for holidays

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November

I visited the AT&T store in Carrollwood this morning (to upgrade my phone), and came out with three things to share:

No lines!

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.

Tablet sale

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?

iPhone 5

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. 

[Last modified: Friday, November 9, 2012 11:46am]

    

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