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.
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.