Although Nokia’s Lumia 520 is the most modest new member of the Windows Phone 8 family, T-Mobile seems to trust its ability of garnering a wide audience. That’s because apparently T-Mo is in a hurry to make the low-ender available, but also because the 520’s launch is rumored to push the six-month-old Lumia 810 out of stores.
Actually, we should call it the Lumia 521 and not the 520, because that’s how it will be marketed on T-Mo. But that’s not very important. What is noteworthy is the “Uncarrier” is allegedly counting on the fairly humble 521 to cover for the more impressive 810.
Granted, the 810 is no Lumia 920, but, with a 4.3-inch display, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 gig of RAM and 8 MP rear cam, it’s clearly superior to the 4-inch 521, packing a 1 GHz CPU, just 512 MB of RAM and a 5 MP snapper.
Getting back to the “news” at hand, let’s mention that we have reason to believe the 521 will make its commercial debut on April 24, with the 810 set to be discontinued a couple of weeks after. The former’s price has already been announced – $180 outright – being the only real ace up the thing’s sleeve. Still, don’t you think the 810’s discontinuing would be a hasty decision on T-Mobile’s part?
<Source: Tmo News>