Nokia Lumia 530 launches at T-Mobile on October 15, Cricket will have it tomorrow

Nokia Lumia 530 launches at T-Mobile on October 15, Cricket will have it tomorrow
Initially available only in Asia, the Nokia Lumia 530 is now ready to be launched in the US, where both T-Mobile and Cricket Wireless will sell it.

Cricket is the first to launch the handset: its customers will be able to buy the Lumia 530 starting October 3 (that’s tomorrow) for only $49.99, no contract required. T-Mobile will introduce the new smartphone a bit later: stating October 15, for $79.20.

The Lumia 530 is the successor to last year’s Lumia 520 / 521 - which became the best-selling Windows Phone handset ever. The 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1, thus coming with Cortana - Microsoft’s personal digital assistant.

Specs-wise, the Lumia 530 offers a 4-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, HSPA+, 5 MP rear camera, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of expandable internal memory, and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage space.

Do you plan to buy this ultra-cheap Windows Phone 8.1 handset? Or do you think there are other smartphones that offer a better value out there? Let us know in the comments!

sources: Cricket, T-Mobile

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Lumia 530
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It might have the same problem as the Nokia Lumia 530.

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It is the Lumia 530.

4. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What problem?

9. Smarter

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Lumias 530 and 520 have problem with battery and app loading.

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Why bother at cricket? The 630 has been free after rebate since the day they carried it.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Looks like that heyday is coming to a close if they're gonna offer this. They'll make this one the freebie instead.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Nice value...

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I know the low end market is a key area... and they have really gone after it with two low end devices 530 and 635 (tmobile.) They are also set in the mid range area with the 735 (tmo) and 830... BUT the anticipation for the high end is killing me. I know the market is smaller, but people will follow the US trends (for a plethora of reasons) and the US is a main staple for high end devices (in addition to mid and low end.) Rather demand for high end devices are unique to developed nations (generally...) In order to compete with Apple and Google, MSFT needs to go on the offensive with mobile killer high end devices (namely smartphones, which are used the most.) The era of HERO devices needs to be reinvigorated... Lumia 935? Lumia 1030? Lumia 1530? Other niche high end devices? I hate write ups that discuss what people think corporations should do. I am sorry to be one of "those guys" right now. I just couldn't resist. Microsoft Mobile cannot continually try to improve with half the gusto, rather it should meet and exceed its potential!

7. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

(after having said all that) I was impressed with the 521, it really was a mighty mouse of a device. So a refresh is more than welcome. And now you have two qualifying phones in the low end sphere. I am however, going to reserve buying these unless my brother breaks/loses another phone. As a heavy phone user, I need more screen real estate, more power, more features!

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