T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 521 is now available for just $79.95 in Walmart without any contract, instead you will get a prepaid card and you may use it or not.
T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 521 is almost identical to the international version of Lumia 520 but with the T-Mobile’s logo printed on its front screen and rear panel. Nokia Lumia 520 was the best selling Windows Phone in many countries and it had taken key role in bringing the Windows Phone OS market share to second position in Latin American countries.
However the sales page doesn’t reveals any details related to whether its a SIM-free or SIM-locked to T-Mobile. It is better to cross check with the Walmart before considering a buy of this device, if you are hailing from different service provider.
Similar to Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 521 runs on Windows Phone 8 OS with Lumia Amber on top of it. There are also few speculations spreading in internet related to the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update with Lumia Black update, which suggests that the update is coming soon. Even, Microsoft recently announced that the WP 8.1 update will be rolling out to all existing WP8 smartphones.
It also comes with a Qualcomm dual-core 1GHz processor, 5MP Auto Focus camera, 720p HD video recording at 30fps, 8GB phone memory with upto 64GB expandable microSD card slot, 1430mAh battery, WiFi (802.11b/g/n/e) and Quad-band 4G UMTS/HSPA+ 42 support.
If you are a price conscious consumer and you want to buy an affordable smartphone for yourself or as a gift for your dearest one, then you shouldn’t miss the offer. If you are looking for a tablet rather than a smartphone, then Amazon is selling their latest Kindle Fire HDX just for $183 (on Monday only).