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A mobile device tip for those of you in need of an affordable and efficient smartphone solution. You simply can’t go wrong at this price, even if you aren’t a Nokia errrr Microsoft errr Lumia fan!
Via Amazon (sorry but i can’t verify how long this price will last) here’s an unlocked Lumia smartphone for less than $70 – and you can get free shipping using Prime or a free Prime delivery trial. The Lumia devices (think Nokia) have a pretty decent camera, pleasant UI, and the Lumia maps and music services are downright awesome! The device is unlocked and can be used on most carriers. Gorilla corning glass protects the device, however, they can break, I know this as we lost one recently to an accidental drop so to be safe you should case it!
For a mere $70 this is an idea second phone, backup, device for kids or workers who are prone to losing or breaking devices. Use the phone on any carrier or simply use it sans-SIM over wifi. Complement this device with your Office365 account and you’ll have a very affordable enterprise class device!
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17). NOTE: This product is a completely sealed case. Side buttons can not be used.
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD Multi-Touchscreen w/ ClearBlack display and Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4, Adreno 305 Graphics
- 5 Megapixel Camera (2592 ? 1944 pixels) w/ Autofocus, 1/4-inch sensor size, Geo-Tagging, Panorama + Video
- Internal Memory: 8GB, 512 MB/ 1GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 128GB
Note, device mentioned above is priced for US customers, however, the unit is also available in Canada for about $99
Author: @gletham – got a tch tip to share? Ping me on Twitter, I’d love to hear from you!