Holiday shopping season is kicking into gear. And so are the perks for people buying new Nokia Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8.
Nokia Lumia 1020
By Michael Stroh (Windows Phone Blog) – Here’s a rundown of three limited-time offers and deals you don’t want to pass up.
While the offers are interesting, they hardly qualify for mass marketing campaigns. Microsoft and Nokia should be looking at vendors who move volume like Best Buy and Amazon.com if they want to gain market share. Samsung sells the Galaxy line literally everywhere.
#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.
#2 Free apps and accessories from Microsoft Store
Nokia Lumia 1520
That’s not the only freebie for buying a new Windows Phone.
The Microsoft Store is running its own 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.
#3 Lumia 2520 bundle deal from AT&T
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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.