While the HTC Pure from AT&T hasn't been as successful as planned, it's still a very good Windows Phone. And lately, it looks like you can pick one up for a steal of a price.
AT&T is offering refurbished Pure's (opens in new tab) for free (with the obligatory two-year contract) on their main website. It's an AT&T web-exclusive and not available through retail stores.
For the AT&T Premiere Customers (available through many employers) you can pick one up for $39.99. You'll need to hurry on this one because the sale ends tonight at midnight (PDT). Oh...and the same sale has the Tilt2 going for $74.99.
While the new Windows Phone 7 is due out in a few months, these price cuts should help if you're looking for an inexpensive way to get into a Windows Mobile Phone.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
One caveat with refurbs is there's a much weaker 90-day limited warranty versus the standard 1-year limited. i took advantage of their clearance a year ago and got a Fuze refurb. The device seemed to be in excellent condition, but i had numerous problems with it four months down the road. The backspace key on the keyboard stopped working and a few other keys. The display would sometimes blank when opening the slide mechanism. And the slide mechanism got rather loose, to the point that i could twist it a bit, not unlike early Palm Pres. In my opinion, you'd be better off buying a Pure off of eBay and perhaps waiting to renew your contract for some other phone. Last i checked, they were going for around $200 new. Of course, that brings with it the issue of basically invalidating the manufacturer's warranty should you have an issue.
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