The Nokia Lumia 521 is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 phone from Nokia to date. It goes on sale this weekend for just $150, and that’s the price without a contract.
There are a few caveats. First, the phone will only work with T-Mobile’s network. Second, you’ll have to buy the Lumia 521 from HSN if you want it this weekend.
It’ll go on sale at Microsoft and Walmart next month, with T-Mobile to stock it in stores soon as well.
The Nokia Lumia 521 features a 4 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and a 5MP camera.
As a T-Mobile exclusive, the Lumia 521 will support that carrier’s 4G HSPA+ network, but it doesn’t support 4G LTE.
If you pick up the phone from Walmart, it’s eligible for a $30 per month contract-free plan with unlimited web and texting (but only 100 minutes of talk time).