Nokia’s smartphone strategy for the United States seems to have been based on exclusivity during much of last year. And it was AT&T that had been calling the shots for several months since it was the only carrier that had subsidized the Nokia Lumia 920. Thankfully, things changed over the months so that what is now evident is that Verizon has its own version of a Nokia flagship in the form of the Lumia 928 while Lumia 925 went to T-Mobile. So what does AT&T do under the circumstances? Partnering with Nokia to have a new flagship device that will replace the Lumia 920 seems to be the most probable answer though that’s not how things seems to be working out in reality.
Instead, it is the mid-range or rather the budget smartphone Lumia 520 that could end up sharing AT&T colors. All of the speculation stems from a recent @devleks revelation that depicted the rear of the Lumia 520 with the AT&T logo stamped on it. The image was accompanied by just a “Its coming” message, leaving us wondering when? While there is nothing more that can be said, what seems a surety is that AT&T will like to have the budget Lumia on its rolls sooner rather than later.
However, before you get too excited, the Lumia 520 is the same device as the Lumia 521 that T-Mobile has been offering. The particular model has proved to be quite famous and got sold out at Walmart and HSN. The carrier’s prepaid mobile services too quickly ran out of the device.
Part of Lumia 520’s appeal stems from its specification as well as its aggressive pricing. The device packs in a dual core Qualcomm chip rated at 1 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, along with a 8 GB internal memory that is expandable to 65 GB via microSD cards. The device also comes with a 5 MP rear camera offer a 4 inch 480 x 800 pixel display. Another of its biggest plus is that it runs the updated Windows Phone 8 OS in spite of it being targeted at the budget segment.