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Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone listed for a crazy price of $19.99

Nokia's 520 Lumia has hit a crazy low price of $19.99 with no lock in contract
By: Chris Smith | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Dec 22, 2014 5:56 am

Some say the number is 100 off the best internet-joke ever, the Nokia 520 has been listed for a tiny price of $29 from the Microsoft Store as spotted earlier this month, but it gets even better than that - Amazon are now offering it up for a tiny price of $19.99.




Originally released for the pocket-money price of $39.99 in the last summer, this Nokia phone wasn't expected to budge much in price but now it's 50% off. Running a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM isn't anything amazing - but for a spare phone can you really complain with a $19.99 price tag and no lock-in contract?


Comparing this entry-level Microsoft offering to Android sees it come up quite short, alongside it having only 8GB of internal storage (MicroSD expandable however), it has a 800x480 resolution screen, a 5MP rear facing camera and a 1430 mAh battery. However these specifications should be suspected given it's under half the price of most second hand phones you can find on the market.


Running Windows 8.1, this phone is locked to the AT&T network and is reported to soon receive the Lumia Denim phone update, said to enhance the phones capabilities.


There's one trend that we're seeing though - cheap and/or low selling phones that are all locked into AT&T. Is this something that these large-name tech companies should look into steering away from?


Please excuse me while I go and purchase a spare phone.


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