AT&T is starting their Christmas sales early, and are handing out discounts to a wide range of their smartphones, including the still to be released Nokia Lumia 1520, which can now be pre-ordered for only $99.99 on a two year contract.
The deal is not limited to this monster however, with the Nokia Lumia 1020 also only $99, while the sleek Nokia Lumia 925 is hitting the $49 price point, and the venerable Nokia Lumia 920, which has double the storage and Qi wireless charging built-in, costing only $0.49.
For once it seems a Nokia flagship will not be encumbered with an unrealistic launch price, which will hopefully result very good holiday sales.
See the Nokia Lumia 1520 at AT&T here.
On their blog Microsoft has detailed some incentives they will be using to entice holiday buyers to pick up a new high end Nokia Lumia handset in US.
First, until the 15th of January all Lumia 925, 928, 1020, or 1520 buyers will get $20 in app credit. The full details of this deal can be found here.
Next those who buy a Nokia Lumia 1520 at a Microsoft store will get an additional $50 app card from Microsoft, and if you pre-order you get even more, including free accessories like a flip cover. Read all the details here, then head over to the Microsoft Store website to order.
Lastly, as described earlier, If you buy a Nokia Lumia 2520 with a Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 you can get the $399 tablet for only $199. Read more about that here.
Are our US readers temped to splurge? Let us know below.
Nokia today announced that Samsung has extended the patent licensing agreement with Nokia for another five years. Read the full press release below.
Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced that Samsung has extended a patent license agreement between Nokia and Samsung for five years. The agreement would have expired at the end of 2013. According to the agreement, Samsung will pay additional compensation to Nokia for the period commencing from January 1, 2014 onwards, and the amount of such compensation shall be finally settled in a binding arbitration which is expected to be concluded during 2015.
“This extension and agreement to arbitrate represent a hallmark of constructive resolution of licensing disputes, and are expected to save significant transaction costs for both parties”, said Paul Melin, Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Nokia.
Nokia will retain its industry-leading patent portfolio following the proposed transaction to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft and sees further opportunity to create value by investing in innovation, and by actively managing its patent portfolio and licensing activities.
Frys is offering a great deal on the Nokia Lumia 521. They are offering the hit handset for only $39.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
The deal is only available to those who port a new line to MetroPCS and for purchases between the 25th October and 15th November, but if you qualify you could get a great handset for pretty close to free.
Find the deal at Frys here.
Popular Disney game Where’s My Mickey? has been updated with 40 new levels for free just this weekend.
Where’s My Mickey? is a life-like physics-based puzzle game with stimulating weather mechanics and humorous animations in which players immerse themselves while solving challenging puzzles by taping, swiping, and swirling to help Mickey collect water and complete each story..
The game is $0.99 without a free trial and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Daily Steals are offering the Verizon HTC 8X commitment-free for only $199.
The handset features all the usual Windows Phone goodies, including an HD screen, 8 megapixel camera and 16 GB of storage, but in addition also offers Beats Audio and Qi wireless charging.
The deal has less than 6 hours to run, and in addition the handset will work with Nokia’s fatboy wireless charging pillow, which is also on sale for $35.
See the HTC 8X at Daily Steals here.
Thanks John48 for the tip.
In USA its getting cheaper and cheaper to purchase the best camera phone in the world.
There the Nokia Lumia 1020 on AT&T is now only $99.99 on contract from Amazon.com, down significantly from the starting price of $299.99 some months ago.
Take advantage of this great deal by reading more at Amazon here.
WPWorld.pl reports that it’s more than the Angry Birds Saga that are included in the major Windows Phone Store discount currently on-going.
In various regions you can now get apps as diverse as Runtastic and Insider Pro and Games like Cut the Rope Experiments and Pencil Blade for free.
WPWorld’s list include:
- Cut The Rope: Experiments (Russia)
- Cut The Rope (U.S)
- -Runtastic (China)
- Amazing Alex (United Kingdom)
- Insider Pro (U.S.)
- Angry Birds Space (United Kingdom)
- Angry Birds Star Wars, Star Wars II (USA)
- Angry Birds and Angry Birds Rio ( EN)
- Angry Birds Seasons (Tajlania)
- Pencil Blade (USA)
The region on the phone may need to be changed to get access to some of the apps.
Have our readers noticed any other games or apps which are now free? Let us know in the comments below.
WinPhollowers.com reports that, either by accident or intent, all of Rovio’s Angry Birds titles are now free in the Windows Phone Store.
This includes the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Space.
To take advantage of this deal simply search for Rovio in the Windows Phone Store. WinPhollowers note that all the games may not be available in all markets, but simply changing your region to another such as USA or Mexico and rebooting your phone, you should be able to net the whole flock.
Are are readers also seeing this amazing windfall? Let us know below.
Thanks AM and Jesus for the tip.
This week’s Red Stripe Deals, which are apps and games which has been discounted 50% or more for a week, include the usual combination of 2 games and one utility.
The first game is the now classic hit Mirror’s Edge, which is a combination runner and platformer.
In the game you immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who must bolt into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers.
Run up walls, slide down ramps, ride zip lines, and hurdle between rooftops as you burn through 14 levels of increasing intensity. Think fast on your feet, engage in furious hand-to-hand combat, elude your enemies, and push yourself to the very edge.
The app is only $0.99 and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
The next game is Paper Racer.
The micro-machine like racer offers 16 realistic race courses, offers a realistic physics engine, challenging AI and cross-platform racing.
The game is $0.99 and can be found in the Windows Phone store here.
The last utility is HDR Photo Camera, which works by capturing three successive frames at different exposure levels and then uses the exposure fusion technique to select relevant elements and combines these frames into a new high dynamic range image.
The app also offers tone mapping and anisotropic alignment algorithm for hand-held HDR shooting, which helps to take blur-free pictures.
Find HDR Photo Camera for $1.49 in the Windows Phone Store here.
Pictures Lab was one of the first apps in the Windows Phone Store, and therefore as the OS celebrates its 3rd year, the app is also celebrating 3 years of its existence.
The company is also sharing their birthday joy with other Windows Phone users, and are giving the app away free for a limited time.
The app features high quality filters, features and great user experience. It has lots of controllable, easy-to-use, but advanced effects like different vintage and hipster-like filters, Tilt Shift (miniature faking), HDR, Lomo, Soften, Auto Adjust, Sharpen, Comic, Bulge, B&W, Sepia, Selective Blur and many more. Dynamic previews of the effects are shown in a list, making it possible to easily pick the right one. The high quality borders are also presented in a nice preview list and can be combined with any filter and any aspect ratio. Multiple effects can also be combined.
It is also possible to crop, rotate and flip images. An enhanced picture and the EXIF data can be saved to the phone’s pictures hub or shared directly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. Later editing is also supported. The app performs the image processing on the original picture in its original resolution, thus making it also possible to print the image or use it as desktop wallpaper.
The app is normally $0.99, but can now be found free in the Windows Phone Store here.
WPSuperfanboy reports the only real certifiable hit Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 520, is now available for only £63 on UK retailer Phones4U.
The phone retailer is only offering the handset at the price as a "Pay as You Go Upgrade” which apparently means they are offering the handset at the price if you bring in an existing Pay As You Go SIM and ask for an upgrade.
These criteria seem rather lax, suggesting just about anyone can get the most popular Windows Phone at this great price. Unfortunately the deal is not available online.
Two popular Gameloft titles are going on sale today.
The ever popular Assassin’s Creed™ – Altaïr’s Chronicles HD is now on sale for only $0.99, down massively from $4.99.
Another evergreen Gameloft tile, Uno, has now also seen a deep cut, from $2.99 to $0.99.
Find the apps in the links below.