After a long period of speculations and leaks, Nokia Lumia 521 has finally become official through T-Mobile. The device will debut on the carrier in May and it will be a very affordable way to get into Windows Phone 8. The handset is priced at only $180 off contract.
It packs a 4 inch display and bundles Nokia’s free HERE Maps with offline navigation, as well as the cool Nokia Music Mix Radio service. Basically, this is a slightly modified Nokia Lumia 520 rebranded with the T-Mobile logo. It packs a 1 Ghz dual core processor, 512 MB of RAM and it can run most of the apps in the Windows Phone Store. There are 8 GB of storage on board, a microSD card slot and support for 21 Mbps HSPA+.
The handset will be available from next month at locations like Walmart, T-Mobile and Microsoft retail stores. Its features also include a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and 720p video capture and exclusive apps like Nokia Music, Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, Panorama and Smart Shoot. Just so you know, the screen supports a 800 x 480 pixel resolution and I find this device to be very well priced, considering the specs.