Windows Phone 7 deal: AT&T Samsung Focus and Sprint HTC Arrive now only one cent at Amazon

AT&T’s Samsung Focus (one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices ever launched) and Sprint’s HTC Arrive (the latest WP7 device to be released in the US) are now both available from Amazon for just one cent. Yes, $0.01 for either of these high-end smartphones. The catch is, as always, that you’ll have to have the guts to commit to a new two-year service agreement with AT&T or Sprint, respectively.

It’s not the first time that Windows Phone 7 devices have gotten heavily discounted in the US. It’s not the first time that the Samsung Focus for AT&T gets sold for cheap – it’s not even the first time that Amazon will sell it to you for just one cent. And this is not the first price cut that the Arrive has seen, even if it’s only been available for a few weeks.

Yet here we are. Say what you want about Windows Phone 7, but smartphones running Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system consistently pop up in such great deals and are therefore often times a lot cheaper than their iOS or Android-powered rivals.

Sure, that may happen because people don’t care that much for WP7 in the first place, and as a consequence don’t actually buy all that many WP7 devices at ‘full price’ – but so what? If you’re after a smartphone and don’t really crave one running iOS or Android (and your definition of ‘smartphone’ includes multitasking only in the future), these are devices that are plenty capable. If you’re okay with two-year contracts and your carrier of choice is either AT&T or Sprint, even better! Then you should probably head on over straight to Amazon and order a Samsung Focus or an HTC Arrive right now.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Alan

    This deal isn’t as good as it appears to be. Yeah, the phone might be 1 penny. But, you won’t be able to get the $10 employee referral discount offered only through Sprint’s EPRP website. I would rather buy the phone for $199 and get $10×24 months = $240 off. You save more money over the life of the 2-year contract. Also, Sprint is (was?) offering a credit of $125 if you port your number over from another carrier. This credit is not available if you buy from Amazon…

  • Emerson Racca

    I was not going to comment, but the author obviously does not like Windows Phone 7. Why even bother reporting if you’re going to be so negative? Not everyone agrees with you, so you’ve just pissed off those people.