Nokia’s Lumia 820 smartphone be launched at $49 on contract
Today, mobile phone carrier AT&T has officially announced the upcoming pre-order availability of its Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone starting with November 7, and unveiled that the device would be priced at $99.99 with the signing of a two-year contract agreement.The phone arrives on shelves as Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, and will be exclusively available in the United States on AT&T’s network.
Previous rumors on the matter suggested that the handset would be launched with a price tag of $149.99 attached to it, but it seems that AT&T has decided to provide users with a much sweeter deal.
Starting with November 7, users will be able to pre-order the new smartphone via AT&T’s website, while being able to purchase it online and in stores on November 9.
Moreover, Nokia Lumia 820, the smaller brother of Lumia 920, will be up for reservations on the same day, at $49.99 on contract. Both smartphones will become generally available on November 9.
Nokia Lumia 920 arrives on the market with a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display, as well as with an 8.7-megapixel camera on the back, with PureView technology and support for full HD video recording.
The smartphone also arrives with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside, 32GB of internal memory, support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the like.
The smartphone will become available for purchase through AT&T in five different color flavors, namely red, white, black, yellow and cyan.
As for the Nokia Lumia 820, it will hit shelves at the wireless carrier as a mid-range smartphone still capable of high-end performance courtesy of its 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside, and the same unibody look and feel as other Lumia devices.
The handset will arrive at AT&T in black, but with support for interchangeable shells, which will provide users with a range of color options, as well as with additional features, such as wireless charging.
“The Lumia 820 offers the same exclusive content as the Lumia 920, including Nokia Drive, a turn-by-turn voice navigation solution, Nokia Music, a free music streaming service and Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality application that uses the phone's camera viewfinder to provide information about points of interests in the surrounding area,” AT&T notes.