T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521

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.

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521

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.

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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.