T-Mobile USA no longer sells new Windows Phone 8 handsets, makes way for Nokia Lumia 521

If you want to buy a new Windows Phone 8 device from T-Mobile USA, you can’t do it at the moment. What you can do – if you really need to have a WP8 product from T-Mobile right away – is get a refurbished Nokia Lumia 810, which is offered for free (monthly payments of $10 for 24 months are required).

So the fourth largest US mobile carrier is no longer selling new Nokia Lumia 810 and HTC 8X units. Why is that? Well, TmoNews reports that the 810 is supposed to reach end-of-life status next month, but stock may have been depleted earlier than expected. As for the disappearance of HTC 8X, this is still a mystery. In any case, T-Mobile is going to launch a new WP8 device really soon: the Nokia Lumia 521, which will seemingly be released on April 24 – although the carrier had previously suggested it would go on sale starting May.

Nokia-Lumia-521-T-Mobile-WP8-launch April 24

Based on the international Lumia 520, T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 521 (seen above) is an entry-level smartphone that features: HSPA+, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, a 4 inch IPS display with 800 x 480 pixels, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of expandable memory, and a 1,430 mAh battery. T-Mobile has yet to unveil pricing details for the 521.

Author: Florin

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  • RS

    I was told by our tmobile rep that the Lumia device will actually go on sale May 22nd. We’ve got a large replacement project and that is the earliest he said we could get the phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603971880 Howard Abraham

    The demise of the HTC 8X is no mystery to me. I returned two of them to TMO because they would drop off the network and I could no longer receive calls or texts until I rebooted the phone or sent myself a text. I ended up going back to my Lumia 710 and I’m waiting for the next WP8 flagship.