T-Mobile is the first in the U.S. with the Windows Phone 8.1 powered Nokia Lumia 635
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.
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.
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; 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.
2. Commentator (Posts: 2394; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Yeah, at $99 it's worth it. $168 on T-Mobile is a bit too much though.
4. tigermcm (Posts: 712; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
0_o I thought they were one company now......why the difference in price
9. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
That is, assuming it will work on T-mobile, that was the big debate with Metro PCS' Lumia 521, as it was slightly different from the all-gsm version of T-Mobile and incompatible
13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It'll work. All [new] MetroPCS phones are GSM/LTE compatible on T-Mobile's network.
16. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
how come the New lumia 521 is network locked and unable to be used with t-mobile?
3. theo14461 (Posts: 160; 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.
5. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; 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.
7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1829; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Meh..... Wake me up, when the 1030 comes out x, lol or the 930
11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3537; 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..
8. Landmarkcm (Posts: 432; 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.
10. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
yes it will drive the cost more, duh where have you been?
12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3537; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Actually it should cost less... Previous devices has flash, and more, and cost less... This phone should be $99.99
14. Landmarkcm (Posts: 432; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Lol. Nokia had a chance to compete in the Moto G space and failed with this. The 620 overall has better features. Nokia is to all over the map with their models.
15. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
It doesn't just compete with the Moto G, it destroys the Moto G in terms of sales in the low end market, haven't you seen the sales of the Lumia 520/521? Yes some features were nice to have in the Lumia 620, but keep in mind that it is a smaller screen, along with unability to support other apps and games on the windows store, since the Lumia 635 has a quad core processor, just curious does the moto go or whatever have a quad core?