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AT&T's Sunday: Motorola ATRIX HD launches for $99.99, Nokia Lumia 900 price sliced in half

AT&T's Sunday: Motorola ATRIX HD launches for $99.99, Nokia Lumia 900 price sliced in half
Your local AT&T store might be a beehive of activity on Sunday as the carrier has a couple of big things on tap. First, the fully loaded AT&T ATRIX HD is now available. The fully loaded third generation ATRIX handset is equipped with a 4.5 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 and an impressive pixel density of 326ppi. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM aboard. 8GB of native storage is aboard, which can be bumped up with the use of the 32GB capacity microSD slot. The 8MP camera on back captures video in 1080p at 30fps, and there is a 1.3MP front-facing shooter for self portraits and video chat. Android 4.0 is installed out of the box. Like some of Motorola's recent new handsets, the innards are nanocoated to protect the phone from splash damage, and SMARTACTIONS allows you to control when certain functions are turned on or off, allowing you to extend the life of the 1780mAh battery.

The fully loaded Motorola ATRIX HD

The fully loaded Motorola ATRIX HD

There was a time when all of this would have cost you $299 on contract, but the Motorola ATRIX HD will cost you just $99.99 with your signature on a 2-year pact.

Meanwhile, the flagship Windows Phone model has had its price sliced in half starting today at AT&T. This move had been expected, and now it is official. For $49.99 and a signed 2-year contract, the Nokia Lumia 900 can be yours. The device offers a 4.3 inch WVGA AMOLED screen with pixel density of 217ppi. Under the hood is a single-core 1.4GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and native storage of 16GB. There is no microSD slot, but there is an 8MP shooter on back that captures video in 720p at 30fps. LTE connectivity is supported and Windows 7.5 is installed. Inside the phone is an 1830mAh battery.

With current Windows Phone models not receiving an update to Windows Phone 8, there is nothing that carriers can do but cut the price of existing handsets. Windows Phone 8 will allow manufacturers to offer units with multi-core processors, higher resolution screens and a microSD slot to name just a few things for Windows Phone fans to look forward to.

So there it is. Whether you are looking for a high-end Android device at a very reasonable cost, or if you want to buy a flagship Windows Phone model 50% cheaper than it was on Saturday, AT&T seems to be the place where the party is on Sunday.

Thanks, Keith!

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