Nokia Lumia 920 is arguably the best Windows Phone 8 device out there. The Lumia 920 is apparently an AT&T carrier exclusive model. We have had a lot of leaks previously regarding the pricing of Lumia 920, with many of them hinting a $149.99 price point on 2 years contract. The Nokia site also hinted the $149.99 price tag, but AT&T cleared the air yesterday by officially launching three new Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
This is what AT&T said in the press release:
“Our Windows Phone portfolio features the best designs for the fantastic experience of Windows Phone 8,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility. “Combine that with very exciting prices and our customers have lots of good reasons to choose Windows Phone this holiday season.”
AT&T’s pricing is indeed as exciting as the device itself. When the device was thought to be priced at $149.99, folks at Best Buy jumped the gun and started taking $149.99 preorders for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T, but that didn’t turn out to be the case and the device is priced lesser. Since BestBuy collected $50 extra from its customers, it will price-match earlier orders for the flagship WP8 handset and live up to its 30 day price guarantee.
Currently, the device isn’t searchable on Best Buy’s system, but Best Buy will be selling Lumia 920 SIM free for $599.99, which is a typical price for an unsubsidized. In the meantime, AT&T has a better deal for us. AT&T has decided to sell Nokia Lumia 920 for $450 off contract, which is actually two Benjamins cheaper than the unlocked iPhone 5. Pretty neat, eh? I’ve already told in my previous articles that I will be choosing Lumia 920 instead of iPhone 5 if I was given a chance to, because Nokia’s offering has so much more to offer than what iPhone 5 has to. Yes, it is true that iPhone has tons of apps at its disposal, but they aren’t free. Besides, Lumia 920 has got a price advantage and the PureView camera that it is laden with makes it good choice if you go around clicking pictures.
Nokia is doing everything they can to sell this device, and looks like they will be successful this time. Times haven’t been good for Nokia lately and they are going through a financial nightmare. They have lost most of the smartphone market and now rely on revenues from low-end and mid-range devices such as Asha series. The Windows 8 Lumia devices are said to be Nokia’s comeback for its situation.
On a two-year contract, it costs just $100 to get the Lumia 920. The device comes with state-of-the-art image stabilization and unmatched low light performance. For those who would like to settle for the Lumia 820, AT&T has it for $50 on 2 years contract, or you can get the unlocked version for $400. What are your thoughts on the pricing? Will Nokia be successful this time? Let us know in the comment section below.