Nokia's budget Lumia 521 phone starts selling April 27 for $150

Nokia and T-Mobile partner up with the Home Shopping Network and Walmart to sell the Lumia 521, priced at just $150 off-contract.

Nokia Lumia 520
T-Mobile's 521 is a variant of the Nokia Lumia 520 introduced this year at Mobile World Congress. Sarah Tew/CNET

This Saturday, T-Mobile, and Nokia will start selling the Nokia Lumia 521 on the Home Shopping Network for just $150 off-contract.

April 27 buyers watching on the Home Shopping Network stations or mobile site can pick up the Windows Phone 8 device with a car charger and a screen protector.

A few weeks later on May 11, the Lumia 521 will land at Walmart and Microsoft retail stores. The Lumia 521 will also come to T-Mobile stores and the carrier's online channel, though T-Mobile hasn't shared those dates or details.

The Nokia Lumia 521 supports 4G (but not LTE) and has a sensitive 4-inch screen, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and the full helping of Nokia's Windows Phone apps.

CNET UK reviewed the Lumia 520, of which the 521 is a variant, and declared it one of the best budget phones around.

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