Nokia Canada confirms the Lumia 1020 will come to Rogers and TELUS

Ian Hardy

August 30, 2013 10:34 am

Nokia Canada has just confirmed news that the Lumia 1020 will be launching in Canada soon. Nokia took to Twitter and declared that “We’re excited to announce that the Lumia 1020 will be coming to Canada available on Rogers, TELUS and Black’s!” While Black’s is not a carrier, but a retailer owned by TELUS and will be available in-stores.

We let you know a couple weeks ago that this 41MP Windows Phone 8 beast will be available on both carriers this coming October. There’s no indiction of a price, but the image that Nokia placed online shows the Yellow version is en route. You can also expect to see a black 1020 hit stores, too.

The Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch 1280×768 LCD display, 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, LTE connectivity, 41MP PureView camera with Xenon Flash (LED auto-assist flash, Carl Zeiss lens, OIS), 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 2,000mAh battery and weighs in at 158 grams.

We’ll have more info as this launch gets closer.

Source Twitter

  • darknite111

    Without a unified ecosystem, I won’t be using a WP8 phone anytime soon. It’s a shame, Nokia makes some nice devices, and I would love this phone in android.

    • Dimitri

      I have to give it to Nokia. The Lumia 920 took over 12 or so hours to die on heavy usage where my S4 died at 9 & half hours. The eco system may not be as good as IOS / Android & Blackberry BUT it is pretty high.

      I like Windows 8 phones & the OS. It depends on every one tho, if they like it & all.

    • hunkyleepickle

      I’ve really been enjoying my 920, even coming from a nexus 4 and iPhone. The battery life is fantastic, and other than google services, I miss very little. That being said, I’d have a hard time picking up a 1020 for 300$, if its basically the same device with an amazing camera.

    • Dimitri

      Oh i know!. I used the 920 for a couple of months ( Until i broke from falling 3 stories high.). Amazing phone overall!.

      $300 may sound a lot, but if you do go on a 2 year term, the flextab will be less per say. Still the device should be priced at $199 if not at most.

    • hunkyleepickle

      Unfortunately I will never give up my 6gb plan, so I’m stuck buying full price….forever….:(

    • Dimitri

      I always do upgrades if i want & the 6GB plan i have, always stays on my plan. I call in a few times before to make sure & i always have them leaving notes on my account saying ” Doing upgrade, plan should not be changed”. Now with the 2 year contracts, i have no clue if i have to change it but i doubt it will be

    • kirilmatt

      If your plan is over $60 you’ll be fine.. Unfortunately mine is $57….

    • Frederick Edwards

      How do you define unified ecosystem? I get most everything I need from the Microsoft ecosystem except YouTube, which I use a 3rd party WP8 application called MetroTube; and DropBox, which I use the mobile website to share links via email. I find Xbox Music absolutely essential now that I’ve been using it so long, especially since it syncs across all Microsoft products.

    • darknite111

      The tablet/phone difference in terms of marketplace. Combined with x86 apps there is just too much fragmentation. I think having the tablet and phone on the same software (which seems to be where they are headed) will go a long way to fixing this.

    • Frederick Edwards

      Frankly speaking, Android is just as guilty of fragmentation as Windows. Gingerbread still commands a 33% marketshare, 22.5% on ICS and 40% on Jellybean. The only OS that is more unified is iOS with most phones since 3GS on iOS6—though OSX is still its bastard cousin

    • darknite111

      Oh, I agree. I have many android devices stuck at different levels of android (Sony X10 mini is GB, Toshiba Excite ICS, Note JB).

      I meant that if I want to buy a WP8 app, I also have to buy it for RT. I was in the microsoft store and I asked to make sure that was correct, as I couldn’t believe it.

      In iOS or android you pay for an app once, not repeatedly (excluding incompatibility issues).

    • kirilmatt

      I agree with you that it would be nice, but I prefer the options windows 8 has over the uniformity of WP8 on tablets. You also have access to the millions of legacy apps for windows. Another thing is that all windows tablets run on the same software and get immediate updates straight from MSFT. I have a windows tablet from 2010 with a single core atom CPU and it has the latest windows 8. Same can’t be said about a 2010 android tab or even the 2010 first gen iPad.

    • kirilmatt

      Windows 8 doesn’t need arm. I don’t know how this is fragmented. I’d prefer to have full windows functionality on an Intel atom or AMD temash tablet(when they come) then on a windows RT or WP8 tablet. I think this approch is the best.

    • villain

      what do you mean ecosystem? I consider myself quiet deep in the MS ecosystem. Windows ID/Gamertag for all sign in’s and multiple things I use daily. Windows 8, XBOX, Windows Phone, Outlook/hotmail, Skyedrive, Skype, Office, OneNote, XBOX Music subscription, XBOX video movie purchases, Zune (yes still have and use lol), Lync and probably a few others

  • Sanjay Kumar

    First time after a long time, I am not hating to see picture of Stephen elopp with holding Nokia knowing that finally he got his senses about how exclusivity is not good option for sales.

  • neodoru

    I wish Yahoo would release the newly designed weather app for WP till this comes out! I don’t expect any releases from google, they have become some shitty company for some unknown reason.

    • Seppo

      The reason is that since Mr Page came back, he explicitly declared that Google has to focus on making money. The fluff has to go. Thus killing many projects, putting ads all over the place, kicking WP, etc, etc, No more Mr. Nice Guy.

    • neodoru

      yeah, I’ve heard that they’ve also killed the “work-on-your-s**t-Friday”, which basically has given birth to Gmail and other goodies. well, the good old google is dead and I’m truly sorry!

    • Chris Lau

      Care to be more specific? I am using google+ a lot and it’s much better than most social networks. I see your point.
      Gmail’s update is confusing, though. Chrome crashed a lot (google+ takes up 500mb memory+ when loading too much); youtube forces you to use your google+ id. Google Reader was killed. That was bad.

  • IJustGotaTan

    Hopefully they release an Android version otherwise it’s a non-starter for me.

  • Martini

    AT&T wants $300 up front on a two-year term, so I’m wondering how much more it will be on either Rogers or TELUS.

    • Dimitri

      Most likely the same or at $249.99. People then will complain that the device price is higher. Not realizing tho that if its higher, the flextab amount left, will be may less then what it would be if on a 3 year term & the upfront cost a bit less. If this makes any sense.

  • Baby Huey

    41 Megapixels but no lens cover. I don’t get it. Phones are getting decent cameras now, but there is no protection from fingerprints and scratches.

    • Mythos88

      The display and the lens have a protective cover made of Gorilla Glass 3.

    • zanzee

      I’ve managed to scratch gorilla glass 3 with sand in my pocket, I think a lens cover is a great idea.

    • Philosoraptor

      Most people don’t carry sand in their pockets ;)

    • zanzee

      Most people go outside. I don’t live in my moms basement.

    • Philosoraptor

      Oooh, buurrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnn

  • Mythos88

    The very reliable Rogers’ tipster who first broke story said it will be sometime in October for Rogers. I don’t know about Telus but presumably it would be similar.

  • Mythos88

    Yellow…hallelujah. It’s going to be a painful early upgrade though as I’m only 6 months into a 3 yr.

    • Dimitri

      Sell the device you have, whatever you get out of it, if you have enough pay the balance fee owning or the upgrade fee. Depending on what phone & condition it is u may get a lot.

    • Mythos88

      I water-damaged my Lumia 920 beyond repair about a month ago :(

  • Seppo

    Great! My next phone will be yellow L1020, switching from L920 (which has worked great for me).

  • Massonite

    I got this phone in the US on launch day (just happened to be down there) and I love it! Camera is fantastic and everything works so well. Battery is OK too. Only thing that sucks is the AWS bands are disabled on the AT&T version. Nice to see they’re not gonna keep it on Rogers only like they have been.

  • Gary Evans

    LOVE Nokia!!! LOVE Windows Phone 8!!!

  • Ibrahim Elmi

    COME TO WIND , I NEVER TRIED A WINDOW PHONE , BUT I WANT A NOKIA

    • Philosoraptor

      Unlocked Lumia 810 and 920 (if originally on Rogers) work on Wind.