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Best Buy lops half off Nokia Lumia 520 price

Available via AT&T's contract-free GoPhone program, the 520 is now selling for just $50, but not for long.

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Consumers looking for a holiday deal on Nokia's Lumia 520 will find the price slashed in half at Best Buy.

The retailer is currently selling the phone for $50, down from the usual price of $100. The 520 is offered through AT&T's GoPhone program, which lets buyers prepay for the device without having to sign up for the usual two-year contract. Under GoPhone, consumers can choose from among four different plans ranging in price from $25 to $60 per month.

Best Buy is promising a delivery date of December 24, so holiday shoppers should be able to squeeze this one in as a present to put under the tree.

The deal is good only online. And eager shoppers will have to be quick about it. The price of the phone will rise to $60 later in the day, a price that will be valid through Thursday.

Amazon had been offering a similar half-off deal on the 520 but has since upped its price to $82.50.

The Lumia 520 offers a 4-inch LCD IPS screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5 megapixel camera, 8GB of onboard storage, and support for 64GB of additional storage.

(Via WPCentral)