While there were reports that the Nokia Lumia 521 would be available for sale this week on its exclusive U.S. carrier T-Mobile, it now appears that the first sales of the Windows Phone 8 device will take place on Saturday, and in a rather unusual way.
Microsoft's Windows Phone blog has confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 521 will be on sale briefly on April 27th on the HSN cable TV shopping network. The current schedule of events on HSN.com on that day does not state exactly when the Lumia 521 will go on sale. When it is available, the Nokia Lumia 521 will be priced at $149.95 and will come with a free car charger along with a screen protector.
The smartphone won't go on sale again until May 11, where Microsoft retail stores will begin to carry it for $149. Walmart stores will also sell the phone on that day but pricing has yet to be revealed, and T-Mobile has yet to announce when it will start selling the phone in its own stores. The Lumia 521 will have a four-inch screen, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage, a five megapixel camera and support for 720p video.
Source: Microsoft | Image via Nokia