At&t Version of Lumia 1520 to Lose 16Gbs of Storage & On-Board Wireless Charging

| October 26, 2013 | 29 Replies

DSC04229Finally after Nokia got a product so right, like the 1520 with it’s amazing screen; below competitors weight and internals to match those of Android’s flagships; At&t has to go ahead and screw it up. At&t’s version of the Lumia 1520 (which might I remind you, is Nokia’s target market) has two crucial changes to the device. First of all it doesn’t support Qi wireless charging out of the box, unlike the global variant; meaning you have to buy an additional wireless charging shell to get your phone juiced up (like the 1020, 925 & 720). The reason behind this according to an At&t spokesperson is that At&t are backing the other variant of Wireless charging to become standard; called PMA- meaning that the shell’s sold with the 1520 won’t even be Qi, but PMA instead. Thanks A lot.

“In an effort to move toward making this a reality for consumers worldwide, we’ve placed our support for the public ecosystem roll out led by Power Matters Alliance (PMA). The PMA continues to expand membership and is building a strong ecosystem for wireless charging. The PMA solution is already installed at leading coffee shops, airports, stadiums, restaurants, gyms and more, which enables customers to wirelessly charge their phone while on the go.”

The other change At&t slyly added to the device specs list, was cutting 16Gbs of internal storage out of the device, leaving users with 16Gb total rather than the original 32Gbs, the reason? God knows. I’m just thankful they didn’t remove the Micro SD card slot while they were at it.

Are any of these changes deal-breakers to you? Let us know down below.



Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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