the deal AT&T currently have running for the 1520 (or 925 or 1020) plus the 2520 for $299 plus a voice & data plan for 2 years was too difficult for me to resist. especially with the free keyboard/battery case for the 2520 and a $10 gift card as sweeteners. I wasn't really looking for a new phone as I have a nokia 808 pureview which is everything I need but the opportunity to try one of these phablets was there to take. I still have misgivings for using a phone that large against my head a bluetooth ear piece and relief for my deteriorating eyes might make the 1520 well worth the attempt. if the specifications weren't quite so good, I think there might be some difficulty marketing this but it stands out in an evolving market right now.
thanks for the reviews, they helped a lot with my decision.