Microsoft is running all sorts of promotional deals at the moment - including $100 off some Surface Pro 4 models, 31.4% off select Dell notebooks, free games with Xbox One bundles, and huge discounts on desktops and laptops from various manufacturers.
As part of its Spring Sale promotion, Microsoft today launched a generous 27% discount on the BLU Win HD LTE in the United States, hacking $40 off its regular Microsoft Store price of $149, bringing it down to just $109.
The Win HD LTE includes some pretty solid specs in that price range, including:
- 5.0-inch IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 32GB)
- 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording at 30fps
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM support
- FM radio
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 2500mAh battery (non-removable)
- 145 x 72 x 8.2mm; 146g
BLU also confirmed last year that Windows 10 Mobile would be coming to the device - although given the seemingly endless delays to Microsoft's rollout of that upgrade, it's far from clear when that will actually happen.
Bizarrely, the Microsoft Store claims to be the exclusive retailer offering the Win HD LTE in blue in the US - but it's evidently not. You can get the device in blue - along with the same white, grey and yellow options available from Microsoft - at Amazon instead, where you'll pay a good deal less for it too.
Amazon.com is currently selling the handset for just $89.99 with free shipping options, including those under Amazon Prime. There's no doubting that Microsoft's price for the Win HD LTE is an attractive one, but there's also no denying the appeal of saving an extra $19 when purchasing the affordable device.
Still, if you really want to pay more at the Microsoft Store, you've only got a few days to do so - the offer is due to end on March 19.