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Nokia Lumia 521 sells out at Walmart, priced at $129.88

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Nokia Lumia 521 sells out at Walmart, priced at $129.88
In less than 60 minutes, Walmart sold out the Nokia Lumia 521. That might come as no surprise considering that the phone was priced to sell at $129.88 sans contract. The low-end handset came over to the deep discounter after a successful run on the Home Shopping Network where the device also sold out. HSN offered the model for $149.95 which included a car charger and a screen protector.

The T-Mobile branded version of the Nokia Lumia 520 is not going to knock anyone out with its specs. The device carries a 4 inch screen with a 235ppi pixel density and is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1GHz. Only 512MB of RAM come with the handset, along with 8GB of native storage. A 5MP AF camera is on back, but does not offer flash, and a 1430mAh cell powers the model. The Nokia Lumia 521 is a 4G model thanks to HSPA+ connectivity.

Still, for under $130, you own the phone lock, stock and barrel. And it comes with some great Nokia apps like Nokia Music, Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, HERE Drive, Nokia Maps and Nokia Transit. Hopefully, you were able to take advantage of the deal as there is no word when Walmart will have the phone back in stock.

source: Walmart

Walmart has already sold out the Nokia Lumia 521

Walmart has already sold out the Nokia Lumia 521


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posted on 05 May 2013, 13:22 6

1. darkvadervip (Posts: 275; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


I missed out

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:14 10

19. akki20892 (Posts: 2690; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Perfect Size, Great Screen, Unique Body Design, Good Camera, Colorful, and Specially Lower Price.

Who can't afford high end smartphone, now they can experience like high end smrtphone from Low End Nokia smartphone. great nokia keep it up.

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:32 35

2. dsn001 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 May 2013)


''The T-Mobile branded version of the Nokia Lumia 520 is not going to knock anyone out with its specs"

Does phone arena suggest that nokia should sell a phone with octa core processor, 4 gb ram, 128 gb internal memory, 41 mega pixel camera and so on like that for 130$.

Common folks its a freaking 130$ phone and yes it definitely knocks people out people with its specs for its price.

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:01 11

17. TechKnowledge (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 May 2013)


Thank you gracefully for stating the obvious! The Lumia 521 is absolutely a "bang for your buck!"

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:51 19

3. pitak (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


very cheap for the quality you get

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:55 15

4. jaymulli (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


That is a really good price, didnt really expect too see windows phone at such a low price to be honest, im glad android finally has some competition for the low end.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:01 21

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


High end Android phones are hard to beat but low end windows phones destroy. They're just as smooth as as the high end android phones.

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:38 7

15. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


ya, in terms of fluidity and character these low end lumias are great.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:04 4

6. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Considering the price for a well-built (in terms of quality, not raw power) Nokia smartphone, i think this is a real bargain! That's a great phone for your kids (they tend to break or lose things all the time, so an HTC One might not be the safest bet in that case) and as an emergency phone to keep with you, or just a temporary phone while you wait to get your pre-ordered S4 or HTC One or the upcoming Nokia 928, Nexus 5 or Motorola X phones.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:05 13

7. a_merryman (Posts: 546; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Wow, for all that you get, that is an amazing price.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:09 12

8. JaseelEbrahim (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Many of my friends brought this phone and they said it is one of the best low-price phone they ever owned.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:19 11

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1720; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Cost benefit analysis? That's a great phone for the price paid. Excellent even.

Pet peeve though... I hate articles that throw out attention grabbing headlines like, "X-product sold out at Y-retailer!" without any kind of indication as to batch size for perspective. Big difference between selling out of 1K, 10K, and 100K devices.
If there's no official statement to go by, then at least put the effort in to give some historical background as to what would constitute a batch size from companies involved regarding similar products.

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:12 3

14. threeline (Posts: 252; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I agree, I bought two from HSN and they only had 400 units total to sell. So of course they sold out.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:21 1

10. papss (Posts: 3451; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Hmm so will this work on att too?

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:44

12. -box- (Posts: 3570; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


only if unlocked. 520 would work on both. Better to spend a bit more and get the 620 or 720 if you can instead, if only for the camera flash

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:38 4

11. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


actually, Dual core krait is really fast (most phones in this price range still don't have dual cores, or they have dual core cortex-A5s), and even 8GB of memory is really high in that price range, the camera is great too, so is the 4G connectivity, and the super-sensitive touch screen, oh, and the build quality, the exchangeable covers, nokia music..., I could go on

so I guess, it knocks everyone with it's specs

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:57 1

13. N-fanboy (Posts: 477; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Doesn't make any difference, I wish the higher ends were selling out :-(

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:53 1

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It's not worth selling Nokias highend, cause it's classed as midrange: 2012 device™

Public won't and arn't dimwits buying a Overpriced mid device for high price®

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:11 6

18. TechKnowledge (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 May 2013)


Nokia's high end may be considered as a "midrange: 2012 device," by the less informed in terms of specs. However, Nokia's build quality backed by an OS that doesn't require the latest specs to run butterly smooth are years ahead of their counterparts.

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:23 5

20. hitmantb (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


The first time I can honestly say Microkia made a beautiful play in the right direction!

4" ips LCD at 233 DPI, 5MP Nokia camera, Snapdragon S4, microSD card, 8GB storage, 512MB ram, all for $129? Microsoft is clearly subsidizing this thing with the patent money it gets from Android, but they will sell as many of these as Nokia can possibly make them and storm to 15-20% market share in no time and be able to claim tens of millions of Lumia's sold.

Nokia build quality at low end is unbeatable, Windows Phone speed and fluidity at low end is unbeatable, no one at this price range cares about latest and greatest apps much so that removes Windows Phone's #1 disadvantage, this phone kills everything in this price range and neither Apple nor Samsung can compete at this price point.

Don't worry about the high end market, first get your mind share out there, that is how you beat established brands when you have as much money as Microsoft, great play!

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:50

21. kindlefireowner (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Now make a version for every prepaid carrier. It took Microsoft this long to realize that to compete you have to get phones in people's hand. You can buy a android phone in Dollar General.

posted on 05 May 2013, 21:07

22. Dadler22 (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


about the price I would pay for windows phone.

posted on 05 May 2013, 21:34

23. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


This shows again price always win against specs.

posted on 06 May 2013, 02:56

24. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


holy cr@p.....!!!!! Sometmes it really suxks me when i read phones are much cheaper in states. ! Its a steal . No m@@@f@@@r cmpany can sell their handsets with these features for quite such a low price. Its like less then 7500 INR. Which is like a big time steal. Realy wish nokia regains its top spot, and dethrone smbdy who less deservrs to b on top. Cos a company who copies and sells stuffs kills the innovation and a passion to introduce, invent and invest in new technology.....so all u samd@@gsters just stfo. u wont get anything better then that at such low price....nokia u rock....keep up d good work....whatever o.s u choose i will follow u. Lmao...

posted on 06 May 2013, 04:15

25. robocopvn (Posts: 155; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


WIth 520 and 620 price, the 720 and 820 and even 920 are hard to be sold well.

posted on 07 May 2013, 02:35

26. boosook (Posts: 778; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Now I'd like to hear from those who said that Android was selling only thanks to cheap phones.

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