Smartphone shopping? 3 new Windows Phone deals you shouldn’t miss

Holiday shopping season is kicking into gear. And so are the perks for people buying new Nokia Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8. Here’s a rundown of three limited-time offers and deals you don’t want to pass up:

#1 $20 app credit from Nokia

Nokia is offering a $20 app voucher to anyone who picks up a new Lumia 925, 928, 1020, or 1520—credit you can use to complete your phone’s Angry Birds collection, or even apply to apps for Windows 8 and Xbox. The promotion, which runs until Jan. 15, is being offered in dozens of markets around the world. Since rollout timing and phone availability depends on where you live, watch Nokia’s website for more details and the fine print.

Starting today, Nokia is giving a $20 app card to anyone who picks up a new Lumia 925, 928, 1020, or 1520

#2 Free apps and accessories from Microsoft Store

That’s not the only freebie for buying a new Windows Phone. As I mentioned recently, the Microsoft Store is running its own juicy promotion on the big new Lumia 1520, which arrives at AT&T on Nov. 22. Buy one of these bad boys—which sports a 6-inch HD screen and room for more Start tiles—from the Microsoft store and you’ll get that $20 Nokia app card plus a $50 app card from Microsoft. Reserve a 1520 during the pre-order period and you’ll get even more free stuff, like a new flip cover. Read all the details here, then head over to the Microsoft Store website to order.

Buy a Nokia Lumia 1520 from the Microsoft Store and get a $70 worth of app credit plus other free stuff.

#3 Lumia 2520 bundle deal from AT&T

Eyeing Nokia’s dreamy new Windows tablet? AT&T announced today that if you buy a Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 smartphone, you can pick up the Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows RT 8.1 starting Nov. 22 for only $199 with a standard two-year contract. In other words, you can get a new Nokia phone and tablet at AT&T for what the tablet alone would’ve cost you. (And don’t forget that $20 Nokia app voucher.) Check out today’s Windows Experience Blog post for more details.

Buy a Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 smartphone, you can pick up the Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows RT 8.1 for only $199 with standard two-year contract.