Unfortunately almost everything has to come to an end, even an awesome phablet running the latest version of Windows Phone and housing some hardware specs which are still very competitive. The Nokia Lumia 1520 was a very popular device but Microsoft finally stops offering this device.
17 months, that was the duration the Lumia 1520 was offered in. Back in 2013 on October 22nd at the Nokia World in Abu Dhabi the company proudly presented the Lumia 1520. At this time the Lumia 1520 was the one and only phablet in the Windows Phone family until the Lumia 1320 came at the beginning of 2014. No matter how popular the device was or how great it is still competing with current smartphones, Microsoft is slowly quitting the production of their first phablet device and it will not be sold via the Microsoft sore or via AT&T anymore. It is still possible to get this great piece of hardware through third party dealers but you will not be able to buy it from Microsoft anymore.
Since the Lumia Icon has been sent to retirement already by Microsoft, the Lumia 1520 was the last true flagship which Microsoft was still offering. These are especially for those bad news who were planning to buy a new Windows Phone in the next upcoming weeks and months. With both retired the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia Icon, there are only Low to Midrange devices offered by Microsoft now. This isn’t and ideal way to convince current smartphone users to switch over to Windows Phone.
According to Microsoft new flagship Windows Phone devices can be expected to come with Windows 10. That is still a long way to wait since the release of the next generation of Windows is estimated to happen in this summer. However it is not sure if Microsoft is already working on a successor phablet device or if the company is currently concentrating on their operating system and will only release a successor device of the Lumia 930/Icon together with Windows 10.
Let me know your opinion on this below in comments, feel free to tell me which device you are currently using and if you are planning to upgrade your Windows Phone anytime soon. Stay tuned for more information about this topic.