Many first generation unlocked Windows Phones can be bought for dirt cheap via Amazon
If you’re one of those people who are still in contract, but want to pick up a decent smartphone for cheap, you don’t need to look any further than Amazon. Well, that’s because the online retailer has several unlocked first generation Windows Phone that are priced super aggressively.
Specifically, they are selling the Samsung Omnia 7 for $289, Samsung Focus at $239, HTC Surround at $195, and the LG Quantum for a reasonable $160. No, they’re not priced at free, which is where you’ll probably see many carriers selling them at, but nevertheless, they’re great pricing for no-contract and unlocked cell phones.
Obviously, some of us would prefer investing the money on something newer, but when you take into account the $500 and up prices normally associated with smartphones being bought outright without a contract, Amazon’s offerings are a lot more forgiving – especially on your pockets!
source: Amazon (1, 2, 3, &4) via WMPoweruser