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Nokia's latest Windows Phone handset, the 520, is small and cheap, and that's not a bad idea at all.
Nokia's 520 does not have overinflated dimensions or more pixels than anybody can discern without a magnifying glass. It's just a compact Windows Phone, er, phone, with a 4-inch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and an announced, no-subsidy price of just €139.
T-Mobile will sell it as the Nokia 521--and since that carrier is doing away with phone-price subsidies to give users cheaper monthly rates, you can expect that its U.S. price will be in line with that figure, or about $180 at the current exchange rate.
I've thought for awhile that Windows Phone has a chance to undercut Android as a cheaper, simpler option for people who think of the smartphone as a Web device more than an app machine, and a device like this could help that happen.