By Lisa Johnston
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Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile will introduce its exclusive Nokia Lumia 521 smartphone on Saturday, April 27, during the biannual Innovation Weekend on HSN, HSN.com and via HSN Mobile.
The carrier said this will be the first time T-Mobile and a Nokia smartphone will be featured during the special event. The Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be bundled with a car charger and screen protector for $149 with free shipping and handling; a flex pay option will be available. Check local listings for specific air times.
Following the HSN debut, the Nokia Lumia 521 will be available at Microsoft Retail Stores and Walmart on May 11. The Lumia 521 will be $149 at Microsoft Retail Stores. At Walmart, the Lumia 521 will be available with the retailer’s exclusive T-Mobile no-contract $30 per month unlimited web and text plan.
The Lumia 521, powered by Windows Phone 8, will run on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network. The smartphone features a 4-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, and 720p HD video recording. It will also include exclusive Nokia applications, such as Nokia Music, Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, Panorama, Smart Shoot and Here Drive, Maps and Transit.
The Nokia Lumia 521 will be coming to T-Mobile retail channels soon, and more details will be shared by the carrier at a later date.
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