On the Windows blog on Monday, Microsoft announced that the Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone will be available to prepaid users on AT&T. This shift to the prepaid market, marks the first Windows Phone available on the prepaid market
With the Nokia 520 being the most affordable Windows Phone 8 model, it will give a lot of prepaid cellular users the ability to use Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8. It is one of Nokia’s most popular Windows Phones, and has a strong set of specs that should make anyone want to try Windows Phone now.
HERE Maps, Drive, transit, and More
One of the biggest selling points of the Nokia Lumia 520 is the inclusion of HERE Maps, Drive, and Transit. These Nokia apps are huge sellers on the Nokia phones and give users driving and transit directions whenever they need it. For under a $100, Windows Phone 8 and maps become a game changer.
Impressive Prepaid Specs
The Nokia 520 Windows Phone has a 4″ display size, with 800X480 resolution, 4G LTR capability on AT&T, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with Dual-Core 1 GHz processor, 512MB in RAM, 8GB in mass memory, and expandability of up to 64GB via a MicroSD card. Included is 7GB of SkyDrive storage, with up to 10 hours of 3G talk time and a 1430 mAh battery onboard.
Why Prepaid For Windows Phone
This move for AT&T and Windows Phone is a smart one. As many cellular users don’t want contracts and prefer to monitor their cell usage, Windows Phone becomes a smart phone for them at a very affordable price. It gives them a full set of features, the full Windows Phone 8 experience, and a way to watch their bill, and not worry about credit checks or similar financial worries.
The Lumia 520 will be available on Friday with AT&T, and at under $100 is a great move by Nokia, Microsoft, and AT&T. It makes a great gift, a perfect Windows Phone for a new smart phone user, and is affordably priced to move Windows Phone to the masses.