T-Mobile seems to be stoking the fires of their Windows Phone fans as the Lumia 521, their “custom” variant of the entry-level Lumia 520, is evidently nearing release.
In a tersely worded press release, T-Mobile announced that the phone will be coming in May and it will be available at Walmart, Microsoft Stores and of course T-Mobile locations for purchase. No pricing nor exact release date was given, but they will be forthcoming soon.
Announced in February, he Lumia 521 sports a 4” IPS LCD, 512MB of RAM and a 1GHz dual-core CPU with Windows Phone 8. Its sibling, the Lumia 520, runs for less than $200 off contract meaning we can’t imagine this phone will be price too much higher. While not the power phone that some Windows Phone users want, it should go a long way in helping to gain market share for Microsoft.
See our unboxing and first impressions with the Lumia 520 to get an idea of what the 521 will be like.
Later this summer, T-Mobile is expected to get the Nokia ‘Catwalk’, their first high-end Nokia Windows Phone featuring new, lighter and thinner construction.
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