Nokia, your 1020 is locked to at&t ? In that case I'll pass.

To the brass at Nokia, you've finally created a compelling device, compelling enough to convince me to go WP from iOS (which is no small feat), but you've made a grave mistake, in my opinion.

You, Nokia, have asked, no, required me to go to at&t and sign a 2-year contract to get this beast of a phone (I'm speaking of the 1020). So, not only have you asked me to go to a floundering, perhaps fledgeling platform, but then you've told me that I cannot, that I simply will not have the opportunity to(!), buy this phone for use on my preferred carrier, according to a recent post by Reardon at CNET (link). -- May she please be horribly mistaken. --

Big mistake. What is the likelihood that you will convince either: (1) a WP fan (there are few) on their favorite network to go to at&t; (2) convince an iOS fan who may be on at&t to "jump ship," as they say, to Windows Phone (this goes for android as well); (3) convince someone who is both not on at&t and not on WP to buy your device on at&t? This is not to mention that people are still generally locked into 2 year long contracts.

If I were to draw a Venn diagram of your most likely candidates for this phone, given the above, the intersection would be the size of my fingertip (observe closely while I give you the bird).

Lastly, what really truly makes me feel stymied is that I cannot go out of my way to buy one off contract. I would be willing to spend $600 or so to purchase THIS phone because I can actually, for the first time, rationalize that this camera alone would be worth $300 to me when coupled with the convenience of, say, a $300 phone. You have created a wonderful object with the power of quality and convergence that has made me say "Shut up and take my money!" I can actually visually observe how, even last night, it would have helped me take better photos in low light conditions, where I needed to zoom just a little to really capture the scene. Being able to do that with my Phone would rock, but no.

The days of carrier lock-in are drawing to a slow close globally. T-mobile is pushing the issue, with some carriers following and yet others grasping for a Halo device to keep from being commoditized. I hope at&t will give you boatloads of advertising because I, for one, do not think you've made the right bet.