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T-Mobile is the first in the U.S. with the Windows Phone 8.1 powered Nokia Lumia 635

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T-Mobile is the first in the U.S. with the Windows Phone 8.1 powered Nokia Lumia 635
T-Mobile has announced on Tuesday, that it will be the first carrier in the U.S. to offer a Windows Phone 8.1 flavored handset. Starting on July 5th, the T-Mobile branded Nokia Lumia 635 will be available through the Home Shopping Network to pre-paid Simple Choice customers. Starting July 9th, the Nokia Lumia 635 will be available via T-Mobile's website for $0 down with $7 due each month for 24 months. To obtain that pricing, buyers must be a post-paid Simple Choice subscriber.

Starting July 18th, the Nokia Lumia 635 will be available at MetroPCS stores and via its website, offered at a promotional price of $99. Two days earlier, the phone will be on the shelves at T-Mobile, at the same price. The carrier says that the model is the sequel to the extremely popular Nokia Lumia 521. T-Mobile customers with the Lumia 521 and the Nokia Lumia 925 will have their phones updated to  Windows Phone 8.1 via an OTA update later this year.

"We are thrilled to partner with T-Mobile to bring the Lumia 635 to the U.S. market and to T-Mobile customers for the first time “With high-end features, hundreds of thousands of apps available through the Windows Store plus the latest Windows Phone 8.1 experience and Cortana, the Lumia 635 is undoubtedly one of the best affordable smartphone available today."-Matt Rothschild, Head of North America Sales, Microsoft Mobile Devices

With Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed on the Nokia Lumia 635, buyers of the handset will get to experience personal assistant Cortana along with the new Action Center, which shows activities and notifications. And the Lumia 635 is pre-loaded with the apps you want, like Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:11

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10091; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Read this on tmonews hours ago.

If you're planning on buying the 635, wait a few days and buy it from MetroPCS as it'll be cheaper.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:24

2. Commentator (Posts: 3152; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Yeah, at $99 it's worth it. $168 on T-Mobile is a bit too much though.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:29

4. tigermcm (Posts: 834; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

0_o I thought they were one company now......why the difference in price

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:26 1

3. theo14461 (Posts: 234; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Just heard on the news that T Mobile charged subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars, for bogus charges. I'm glad I left that no-coverage network.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:29

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3526; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I'm glad that in Finland every carrier is pretty much the same lol. Don't have to think which is the best at the time.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:25

6. wilsong17 (unregistered)

What are you talking about

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:41

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2061; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Meh..... Wake me up, when the 1030 comes out x, lol or the 930

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:59 1

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

True.. Not many people in the US want this... MS needs to hit the ground running with a high end killer device, like the ones you mentioned, and release it on multiple carriers with a huge marketing campaign.. And, by huge I mean relentlessly huge where people can't go anywhere, watch anything, or do anything without a WP device being marketed to them... That kind of marketing has never been done before for WP, and I don't see this device doing a whole lot of good with serious competition from Motorola, and now Samsung, the both who are better at marketing than MS......
Nevertheless, MS seriously got it right with WP8.1, Universal apps, and Cortana, so now that it seems like they have their heads on the outside of their asses they might just get their marketing, and awareness, situated....... As I've always said, WP slow adoption isn't because of hardware, software, APPS, or even selection of devices,,, it's because the average consumer has no GOOD idea that its a viable option... It doesn't matter how good WP, iOS, or Android is if its not "popular" then it won't sell as good as it could with proper awareness... Popularity doesn't, and never will, make a device a good one, but it will make a good device sell well....
Heck, it even makes crappy devices sell well,, as we've seen...
MARKETING MARKETING MARKETING!!!!! .... I've been saying it since December 2010..

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:47 1

8. Landmarkcm (Posts: 492; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

High end features lol. Nokia has a fail right off the bat not putting a flash for the camera. Even the 620 had that. I'll stick with Moto G LTE. This can't even compete with the Moto G & they had a chance to do so.. & yes I know the price on this is low. I wonder if adding at least a flash would have drove the cost up that much more.. That should be a standard feature.

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