Black Friday seems to be in swing at this point, with deals popping up all over the place. For those who want to dabble in the Windows Mobile world some, Best Buy has a steal of a deal for you.
The Lumia 640 isn’t all that impressive by 2015 high-end standards, but it can give you a good idea as to what Windows Mobile is all about. The device features a 5-inch, IPS LCD screen with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720p, a 1.2Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 0.9MP front camera, 8MP back camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 2,500mAh battery. Microsoft has placed a Nexus 5 camera into the body of a Lumia, and, with the HD resolution, the device should provide a good bit of battery life. While the Lumia 640 currently runs Windows 8.1, Microsoft says that the device will get Windows 10 Mobile – so you need not run from it because it doesn’t bear the latest yet.
Even more impressive than the specs is the price: $29.99, off-contract. However (and this is the caveat), the Lumia 640 will force you to use AT&T’s carrier-locked network if you want to experience cellular connectivity. Unfortunately, you don’t get to use this device with other carriers like Sprint and Verizon, but AT&T subscribers may find some joy in having a substitute device should their current smartphone die or get destroyed due to the elements.