Factory unlocked Nokia Lumia 520 in Red or Black pops up on eBay in the US

Nokia's newest economically-friendly offering, the Lumia 520 has showed up for sale on eBay. This black or red, factory unlocked version looks to be the first 520 to be offered in the US and can be purchased outright for $239.99 using the Buy It Now option. Shipping is free.

Seeing the Lumia 520 for sale in the US is a bit of a novelty, but it may not be the wisest purchase to make. Being factory unlocked, the phone will only work on AT&T's and T-Mobile's EDGE speeds with limited 3G and no 4G LTE. For much less money, one could get any number of higher-end Windows Phone 8 handsets running full 4G on either AT&T or HSDPA+ on T-Mobile. 

Having said that, as a second, backup phone and for something to kick around on the weekends, it's one viable option.

Featuring a 1GHz, dual-core Snapdragon CPU, Windows Phone 8, 512MB of RAM and a 4" Super Sensitive display, the Lumia 520 is one sharp phone. For $239.99, it's a steal if you ask us.

But if you are still hellbent on owning a Lumia 520, you can follow the source link to purchase it directly on eBay.

Source: eBay-Black; eBay RedThanks for the tip, Juan!

Seth Brodeur