Continuing the ongoing price war of Windows Phone 7, AT&T is now offering two of their handsets for just $49.99 on a two-year contract. The Samsung Focus and LG Quantum have both been dropped to that price, assuming you sign up for the usual deal: two-year plan and minimum $15/month in data.
What’s really odd is that the press release says these are going for $50 each, but if you jump on AT&T’s website you see a refurbished LG Quantum, HTC Surround and Samsung Focus for free, a brand new LG Quantum and HTC Surround for $0.01, and only the new Samsung Focus is at the advertised $50 — which seems curious.
Full press release follows:
AT&T Welcomes Spring With New Smartphone Prices
New Offers on Samsung Captivate™, BlackBerry® Torch™, Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G
DALLAS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T * is putting an extra spring into the steps of customers this season with limited time pricing on five premier smartphones from its industry-leading portfolio. AT&T customers can now get the Samsung Captivate™ for $99.99, BlackBerry® Torch, Samsung Focus, LG Quantum for $49.99 and the BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G for $29.99 after a two-year commitment (no rebate required.) These offers are available in AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online.
Samsung Captivate™ – $99.99
The Android™ 2.2 powered Samsung Captivate with 4″ Super AMOLED display brings users a fully integrated entertainment, messaging and social networking experience packaged in a sleek, streamlined design.
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone – $49.99
This smartphone includes the BlackBerry® 6 OS with fast, rich browsing, integrated social feeds, universal search and BlackBerry App World™ with carrier billing support. Its all-in-one design combines the benefits of a hi-resolution touch screen, slide out QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad.
Samsung Focus – $49.99
The Focus™ debuted as AT&T’s thinnest Windows Phone and offers a visually stunning experience with a Super AMOLED™ screen on a sleek 9.9 mm-thin touch screen phone. With the Focus’™ amazingly crisp, brilliant display, photos, games and videos come alive.
LG Quantum – $49.99
A Windows Phone with a slide-out keyboard for quick use of Office Mobile®, users can stay active and up to date with work. The LG Quantum also features DLNA technology through a preloaded application called Play To, which allows users to wirelessly stream videos, music, and pictures from the phone to a DLNA-enabled TV, stereo, Windows 7 PC and other consumer electronics devices.
BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G smartphone – $29.99
This classic BlackBerry® smartphone features a full QWERTY keyboard, the signature BlackBerry messaging experience, powerful personal information management capabilities, BlackBerry App World™ with carrier billing support and much more. BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone is BlackBerry® 6 OS ready.
For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit http://www.att.com/.
New 2-year wireless service agreement with minimum $15/mo data plan required. Other charges, restrictions and conditions apply. See store for details.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.