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Holy Cow! That's cheap!

Last month, Best Buy jumped the gun a bit with pricing for the new Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 device. At the time, the electronics retailer listed pricing for the smartphone at $149 with a new two-year contract.
 
However, AT&T has just officially opened up the pre-order lines for the Lumia 920, and it's only charging $99 with a two-year contract. Its lowly Lumia 820 sibling will be available for $49 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders begin tomorrow.

 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has already stated he expects that Windows Phone 8 sales and market share would “ramp quickly”, and this bargain basement pricing may be just the ticket to get some traction in the competitive smartphone market.
 
So what do you guys think? Is $99 for a flagship phone enough to get you to switch from iOS or Android to Windows Phone 8?

Source: Neowin



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RE: Nice, but...
By Motoman on 11/6/2012 12:34:58 PM , Rating: 0
Nah. Never happening. I'm not going to waste half of my on-screen space while typing because I'm using a device without an actual keyboard. Not to mention that all on-screen keyboards drive me nuts anyway. And yes, I've played with pretty much all of them.

Even if I liked them, wasting half your screen space for it makes no sense when it's eminently clear from existing phones that having a real keyboard doesn't make any tangible difference in the size or weight of a phone. It just makes it more usable.


RE: Nice, but...
By CyCl0n3 on 11/7/2012 4:09:10 AM , Rating: 2
I see it the same way, but my Phone broke so i need a replacement and i dont see anything better right now then the Lumia 920, even if it doesnt have a qwerty.


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