AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 no-contract WP8 smartphone available for $79.99

The Nokia Lumia 520 has been one of the company's most popular Windows Phone 8 handsets. The smartphone is sold contract-free on both AT&T and T-Mobile and, thanks to its low price and features, consumers have been snatching up the budget Windows Phone.

AT&T recently launched the Lumia 520 and sells it for $99.99 as part of its pre-paid GoPhone service. It's an inexpensive way to get a Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone with the latest Windows Phone GDR2 (general distribution release) update, as well as Nokia's own Lumia Amber update, which brings some useful new features to the handset.

A new deal from Fry's brings the price down to $79.99, making it an even more affordable price to get the AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 and it's also the lowest price the smartphone has been available for.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is an impressive device in terms of features and price. The Lumia 520 is running the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS. It features a 4-inch 800 x 480 resolution IPS scratch-resistant glass LCD display with a pixel density of 235 pixels per inch (ppi). It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit (GPU), and 512MB of RAM.

It includes 8GB of internal storage with 7.2GB available to the user and a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB microSD cards to increase its storage even further. It's packing a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording. Its wireless connectivity capabilities include 4G HSPA radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. GPS, and a removable 1,430 mAh battery.

If you're interested in purchasing the AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 for $20 less than AT&T is currently charging for the handset, you can head over to Fry's and order the smartphone for $79.99. You'll get a very capable smartphone contract-free, which means that it won't require you to sign over two years of your life to a carrier.

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