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AT&T now selling Nokia Lumia 920 for just $0.99

By Anu Passary , Oct 07, 2013 06:22 AM EDT

AT&T is now selling the Nokia Lumia 920 for just $0.99 on a two-year contract.

The Lumia 920 was one of the first Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphones to launch in the second half of 2012. The top-end handset was very well-received by smartphone enthusiasts and tech gurus alike and soon the it became one of the most-popular WP8 mobile phones around.

AT&T is the only carrier to offer the Lumia 920 in the U.S. The carrier is also offering other top-end Lumia devices such as the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 1020. AT&T is also currently the only carrier to offer three high-end Lumia devices in the U.S., as the other operators' Windows Phone lineup is rather limited.

The arrival of Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 925 at AT&T may have been the key factors for the carrier to reduce the price of the Lumia 920 to $0.99 on a two-year contract. Currently, AT&T is offering the Matte Black, High Gloss Red and High Gloss Yellow variants of the smartphone for $0.99. The carrier is also selling the handset for $439.99 outright.

Nokia has been very aggressive with the launch of new handsets in 2013. The company has already released three high-end smartphones - the Lumia 1020, Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928 - this year. However, the Lumia 920 packs in top-end features and still remains one of the most-popular WP8 smartphones around.

The Lumia 1020 attracts many customers with its top-end camera capabilities, while the Lumia 925 drew consumers' attention due to its stylish aluminum chassis. However, the Lumia 925 is not a major upgrade to the Lumia 920. With only slight differences on-board, many Lumia 920 owners may not find it worthwhile to upgrade to the Lumia 925. However, new customers may want to buy the latest handset rather than going for a 2012 model.

AT&T is selling the Lumia 925 for $99.99 and the Lumia 1020 for $199.99 on a two-year contract. New customers who are looking for a pocket-friendly WP8 smartphone may opt for the Lumia 920 instead.

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