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Nokia slashes the price of AT&T's Lumia 1020: $49.99 on contract

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Nokia slashes the price of AT&T's Lumia 1020: $49.99 on contract
Nokia and AT&T are now offering the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 handset for only $49.99 on contract. Although the 1020 isn’t the newest smartphone around (being available since July 2013), that’s a pretty sweet deal. After all, we’re talking about a device that’s hailed by many as one of the best camera phones ever.

Nokia USA tweeted an image showing the Lumia 1020 compared to other cameras (non-phones) and their prices. We can spot cameras from Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Nikon, all obviously presented as costing more than the Windows Phone 8 device. However, the image is misleading, because, as we already mentioned, the Lumia 1020 costs $49.99 only with a 2-year contract agreement. Otherwise, its regular price at AT&T is $609.99.

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Nokia slashes the price of AT&T's Lumia 1020: $49.99 on contract
1020 is the world’s second phone that offers a 41MP rear camera - after the Symbian-based Nokia 808. The camera features Nokia’s PureView technology, a 1/1.5-inch sensor, optical image stabilization, and Xenon flash. The handset recently received the latest Black software update, which improved its camera capabilities even more. Other than that, you’ll get a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with 768 x 1280 pixels, LTE, 2GB of RAM, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 32GB of internal memory, and a 2,000 mAh battery.

AT&T is selling the Lumia 1020 in three color versions (black, white, yellow), and all are included in the new deal.

Is $49.99 a price that can make you buy the Lumia 1020 (assuming that you're looking for a WP handset)? Or would you rather choose the larger, newer Lumia 1520, which costs as low as $99.99 at AT&T?

sources: AT&T, Nokia USA

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posted on 24 Jan 2014, 16:59 1

1. apple4never (Posts: 968; Member since: 08 May 2013)


fail, over here the lumia 1020 is free on a 2 year pact

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:05 2

2. Florin.T (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


Define "over here", please :)

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:34

7. apple4never (Posts: 968; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Toronto, Canada. last week I walked into a rogers store and they had the 1020 for free on a 2yr term i was so tempted

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:36 2

8. apple4never (Posts: 968; Member since: 08 May 2013)


ok fail on my part, its now 99 it must've been a deal or something

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:06

3. Deaconclgi (Posts: 306; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Correction, the Nokia 808 PureView is the worlds first phone to offer a 41 Megapixel camera.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:12 2

4. Florin.T (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


True. But unfortunately that one was not marketed enough. Corrected, anyway. Thanks!

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 21:56

11. Deaconclgi (Posts: 306; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You're welcome and thank you for correcting it. :)

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:27

5. papss (unregistered)


Best camera on any phone with a supported OS. What a sweet effing deal! I loved my 1020 that I had.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:30 1

6. hurrycanger (Posts: 1195; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


That photo looks like a scam. Comparing on-contract price to off-contract prices...

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:39

9. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


yeah i think, but thats nice

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 00:04

12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1195; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yeah, looking at the 1020 on contract by itself, it's totally nice.
I just don't like that scam-like comparison. It's a $600 phone vs other devices, not $50.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 17:57 1

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Niceeeee,.. But Microsoft gave me mine, for free ;-]

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 00:24

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1195; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


How? Are you one of those who got bad experience with either Samsung or Apple?
I thought Nokia was the one giving those phones. :P

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