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Low-cost Lumia 530 lands in four US stores

T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Best Buy, and the Microsoft store will all sell the Lumia 530 for $80 or under.

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Already available for sale in Asia, the lowest-cost Lumia yet heads to the U.S. Nokia

Microsoft's lowest-cost Lumia phone, the Nokia Lumia 530 , brings its colorful polycarbonate style and money-saving mobile computing to the US this month.

Cricket Wireless will be the first to sell it, in cyan, for $50. That begins tomorrow. T-Mobile follows suit with the white shade on October 15, but for a heftier sum of $80 all in. On October 15, Best Buy and the Microsoft will each peddle the 530 for $70.

As a refresh, the Lumia 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the Cortana voice assistant and a 4-inch screen with 854x480-pixel resolution. A quad-core 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm promises stable performance, and a 5-megapixel camera should take basic shots. There's also a microSD card slot onboard to expand the phone's storage capacity by 128GB for your multimedia needs.

Read even more about the Lumia 530 in our preview , and stay tuned for a full review when our review unit arrives.