T-Mobile is the first wireless carrier in the US to confirm that it will sell the Lumia 530 sometime "later this year" but offered no further details on when the Windows Phone 8.1 device will be available from the company, nor did it give a price tag.
T-Mobile has stated:
This gives consumers the chance to try out the successor to the Lumia 521, one of T-Mobile's best-selling Windows Phones ever – and take advantage of all the benefits of being an Un-carrier customer: no annual service contract, no overages, and international roaming in 120+ countries and destinations at no extra charge.
The Lumia 521 is T-Mobile's variant of the Lumia 520, which has been by far the most successful Windows Phone device in terms of unit sales. Microsoft officially announced the budget priced Lumia 530 earlier this morning, which will have a 4-inch display, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of onboard storage. It will also be released in single and dual-SIM models, along with a number of color choices.
What do you think of T-Mobile becoming the first US wireless carrier confirming its plans for releasing the Lumia 530?