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AT&T Adding First Windows Phone To GoPhone Program

Dallas – AT&T is adding a Windows Phone to its prepaid GoPhone portfolio for the first time, the carrier said.

The Nokia Lumia 520, launched earlier this year on the T-Mobile network as the Lumia 521, will come to the AT&T network’s GoPhone portfolio on Friday at an unsubsidized $99.

The Windows Phone 8 smartphone is equipped with Nokia’s Here Maps, Drive and Transit applications with preloaded maps for turn-by-turn driving instructions and mass-transit navigation. The included Nokia Music app lets users stream unlimited music for free.

The phone, which is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, lacks LTE but is equipped with 4G HSPA+21 data technology.

Other features include dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB of embedded memory, 64GB MicroSD card slot, 4-inch 800 by 400 WVGA IPS display with 235 ppi,  5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 1,430 mAh li-ion battery and color options. The touchscreen responds to fingernail presses and presses from gloved hands. It is 0.39 inches thick and does not have nearfield communications (NFC) technology.

The phone’s Cinemagraph feature adds motion to pictures, and Smart Shoot captures five sequential images and selects different faces and portions of the photos to create a final group shot.