HSN has a really good deal on the recently released Nokia 521 Windows Phone. It's currently priced at just $99.95 with free shipping. The phone's regular price is $150. Until now, the lowest I've seen it anywhere was $130.
Update 7/19: the coupon no longer works.
Update 7/20: the phone is still available as of 1 AM 7/20 . The $99.95 price is good through 11:59 PM EDT Saturday 7/20, while supplies last.
The Lumia was just released in April and runs the latest 8.0 version of the Windows Phone OS. It has a 4 inch 480 x 800 px screen that's said to be more readable than most in bright sunlight. There's a dual-core 1 Ghz processor, 512 MP of RAM and a 5 MP camera with 720p HD video recording. The battery is removable and there's support for memory cards up to 64 GB. As is their custom, HSN is throwing in some generic accessories; a car charger, ear buds and a gel skin.
The Lumia comes with some exclusive Nokia apps including Here Maps with Drive turn by turn directions with voice guidance. A cool thing about Here maps is that it works without a data connection using maps stored on the SD card. That means that maps and drive navigation even work with T-Mobile's data-less pay as you go plan. Also included is Nokia Music for unlimited free mix radio.
Here are the Lumia's specs:
- Display: 4" 800x480px touchscreen display
- 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 64GB with optional microSD card, sold separately)
- Camera: 5MP with 720p HD camcorder
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8
- Network: GSM (2G) - 850/900/1800/1900; HSPA+ 21 (3G) - Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100/AWS), Band V (850),
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: A2DP (stereo Bluetooth), T-Mobile Autopairing, HFP 1.5, AVRCP, PBAP, OPP
- Dimensions: 2.55 x 0.48 x 4.88 inches (65 x 12 x 124 mm)
- Weight: 4.48 oz. (127 gm)
- Battery: 1430 mAh, Talk Time - Up to 9 hours, Standby Time - Up to 330 hours