I took 4 or 5 people to some Japaneese restaurant in White Marsh, MD where they cook it in front of you on the table and it cost that much. Other than that I have been to Duke Zeiberts, etc and never paid that much to eat. I am just wondering if the race in Finland influences Nokia's plan. I am white in US. They are White in Finland. Big difference. The inter cities in US are different and need different marketing and products. Example Samsung used JayZee to sell phones by giving buyers a 5 day pre exclusive to his album. Billboard matter. Beats speakers by Dr. Dre matter. Hopefully Nokia will look around NYC and get some ideas. Not racist, I just know you cannot ignore race and that seems to be Nokias one flaw.
Depends on the end user.
If you look at the product as combining a high end camera with a smartphone the 1020 seems like a bargain. A 16mp travel camera can run $299 alone. For a photographer this is a bargain for the average consumer not so much.
I wish my contract was up... I would run to ATT and get this phone....that has to be at least a 1000 to 1500 dollar gadget as far as value goes.. ITS FREAKING AMAZING PHONE..
There are several options to get out of that legally.
1. If you have a family member you can do an alternate upgrade.
2. If your current phone is under warranty and you have a "problem". Say you do not think it sounds as good as before. They have to ship you a new one. There is a general rule with cellphones that if they do this twice and you still have a problem, you are entitled to choose another phone of your choice without penalty to you. It is some work but it get's you there. That is assuming the two replacements do not meet your standards.
Off contract it might be. The carriers are playing Nokia though. You notice I phone can sell to all the carriers without the exclusivity thing. It will be sold at Best Buy. I am checking now if it is unlocked or can be rigged for Verizon. I forget the bands at the moment. It is ridiculous to do it with one carrier. I do not care how good ATT is. They do not pull that #$%$ with Apple. Maybe they do it with Apple I cannot remember. It has been a long time since Apple had a release.