Microsoft has a deal on this Nokia 520 (AT&T) or Nokia 521 (T-Mobile) Windows Phone bundled with 1 year of Xbox Music (normally $99.99) for only $99.90. Either phone is contract free and contains 8GB RAM and slot for a microSD card (64 GB maximum).
Need an inexpensive contract-free phone for the kids? This is it. While not the speediest phone, it represents a good value.
Even though Windows Phone may not have the extensive app catalog of iOS and Android – it does offer is the ability to run impressively fast on just about any type of smartphone.
Most top apps are available for Windows Phone – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (beta), Weather Channel and Skype. However there are a number of missing apps such as Facebook’s recent Paper application, as well as virtually all the Google apps (Gmail, Google+).
Still, this Windows Phone represents a great bargain for anyone on a budget (my 15 year old daughter loves Xbox Music), and users have been snapping them up largely to run with Xbox Music. For $ 99.90, the pair is a tough combination to beat.