Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 now $199 at AT&T, Microsoft stores

If you missed Amazon.com’s $100-off sale on the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8 this week, you’re in luck: looks like AT&T has decided to make the cut permanent. All colors of the world’s best smartphone camera are now just $199 with a two-year contract. Buy one here on AT&T’s site.

And the Microsoft Store is going one better. For a limited time, if you buy the $199 phone from a Microsoft Store, you’ll also get a free Nokia camera grip*—a $74 value. Learn more.

 

The Nokia Lumia 1020

Want more proof of how good the Lumia 1020’s camera is? Here’s what the photography buffs at DP Review concluded last week after an extensive round of tests: “By nearly every metric, it takes better pictures than any other phone on the market.”  And check out the shots (like the one below) that National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez was able to capture on a 10-day trip through the American West, armed only with a Lumia 1020.

National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez captured this shot in Page, Arizona with a Nokia Lumia 1020.

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*The fine print: Exclusive Microsoft Store offer: Expires 9/22/2013. While supplies last. Purchase of new Nokia Lumia 1020 required. Limit 5 per customer. Conditions apply.