It may be too late for meaningful holiday gift-shopping at this late hour (and no, your whatever you can find at the local mini mart doesn’t count), but the smartphone deals keep right on popping up. A few weeks back we spotted a very attractive offer for the Lumia 530, with the already-budget-priced smartphone selling for a mere $35. While that was great in its own right, today we learn about a better-equipped cousin of the 530 scoring a nearly-as-good offer for itself, with Radio Shack selling the AT&T Lumia 635 for as little as $40.
This is the no-contract Go Phone version of the 635 for AT&T, which initially came to the carrier this past summer for about $100. Radio Shack has it right now for a hair under $50, and if you sign up for the company’s mailing list, you’ll score another $10 off, pushing things down to $40. There’s even free shipping to help sweeten the deal.
We know, a version without any carrier lock would be even more attractive, but at this price it’s hard to be too picky. These sub-$50 smartphone deals are just so intriguing (if someone told us we’d be seeing such prices only a few years back, who knows if we’d believe them?), that we feel compelled to share them with you, all the same. And hey, maybe you’re interested in AT&T (or are an existing user) anyway. In which case – this is a pretty affordable way to see what smartphone life is like on the Windows Phone side of the fence.