Earlier this week Nokia put the Lumia 1020 up for a “flash sale” at Amazon. The sale only lasted 24 hours, and in that time you could get the device for $199 ($100 off original price). Now it turns out Nokia was just tricking us into buying the device early. Today the Lumia 1020 has gone on sale at AT&T for $199, but this time it’s permanent.
It’s been six weeks since the 1020 originally launched on AT&T for $299. That was considered a high price compared to most smartphones, but the 1020 is not most smartphones. At $199 it is an absolute steal. You can drop $200 and get a great phone and an excellent camera. Now that’s really hitting two birds with one stone. All three colors are available at the new price, and off-contract is down to $609.