It's been so long since Nokia announced the Lumia 1320 that we just sort of assumed it wasn't headed to the US. Heck, even when the 1320 showed up in an FCC filing we weren't convinced -- after all, it was impossible to tell then what carrier would even support the phone. Well, now we know: Cricket Wireless has just announced that it will start selling the 1320 on June 13th, making it the only US operator to offer the 6-inch Windows Phone. If you're not already a Cricket customer, this might not be reason enough to switch; the device's cumbersome size and patchy call quality are already knocks against. But for Cricket customers, at least, this could be interesting: The 1320 is the closest thing the carrier has to a phablet, and it's only the second Windows Phone device on offer (the other is the much-smaller Lumia 520). In any case, if you happen to be a Cricket user who loves WP8 and wants a bigger-screened handset, this will go on sale Friday for $300 $230 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Note: the rebate is only good through July 10th, so if you really want this thing, better get cracking.

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Nokia Lumia 1320 comes to the US through Cricket, sales begin June 13th