Nokia Lumia 521 on T-Mobile Is Going to Be CRAZY Cheap

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Nokia’s Lumia 521 is coming to T-Mobile. We heard earlier this month that the phone would launch sometime in May, and at the time speculated a little about the smartphone’s pricing. After all, this whole UNcarrier thing is new for T-Mobile, and we’re still learning what to expect. We guessed that maybe it might go for $50 upfront on the carrier’s installment plan, followed by some pretty low payments themselves. Well, today we finally get the details about the launch we were waiting for, and the pricing is even a little hard for us to believe: the Lumia 521 will sell for just about $150. Total.

The launch itself is a bit unusual, as well. Sales of the 521 will be kicked-off by HSN this Saturday, April 27. Yes, that’s HSN as in the Home Shopping Network. In fact, there it’s even a better deal, as that $150 will also get you a car charger, screen protector, and free shipping.

Next, on May 11, the 521 hits Microsoft stores and Walmart. Microsoft shaves a buck off the price, offering the phone for $149, and while Walmart hasn’t revealed its own pricing, you can bet that it will be in line.

Sure, it’s not the highest-end Windows Phone handset in the world, but if you’ve been at all curious about WP8, $150 for a smartphone from a major manufacturer is an absolutely killer deal.

Source: T-Mobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!