Just announced Microsoft Lumia 650 is bound for Cricket Wireless?

Just announced Microsoft Lumia 650 is bound for Cricket Wireless?
Earlier today, we told you that the Microsoft Lumia 650 had become official. Made for the enterprise, the device does feature a 5-inch screen (with a 720 x 1280 resolution), although the remaining specs are quite lacking. For example, under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 212 chipset carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU. There is also a 2000mAh battery, and 1GB of RAM.

Today, Microsoft has posted a support page for the handset that links to a user guide for the phone. The listing for the guide on the support page mentions the Cricket name, and from that we can state that the low-priced handset will be made available to AT&T's pre-paid subsidiary. While pre-orders for the phone are already being taken overseas with an eye toward a February 18th launch, Cricket isn't expected to make the Lumia 650 available until April.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 will probably be sold for around $200 at Cricket. And while this model has the latest Microsoft Office apps pre-installed right out of the box, most businesses that plan on giving the device to their employees will purchase them through other channels. Cricket will most likely concentrate on selling the handset to consumers as a low cost phone to go along with its pre-paid service.

source: WindowsCentral

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Lumia 650
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile



6. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

so lets recap: microsoft buys nokia for almost 8 billion. couple years later, microsoft sells less than 5 million phones. solution? microsoft continues to make s**tty phones that nobody wants to buy! can someone tell me what the hell microsoft actually got out of that 8 billion they apparently wasted on nokia? from what i recall they also fired most of the old nokia workers, what what exactly was worth 8 billion in microsoft's eyes? seems like theres nearly 0 value in these phones or anything related to these phones

8. srgonu

Posts: 574; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

True. Why even release a phone with these specs to market. May be its better MS put that money and effort in building better app and eco system.

5. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

It's a business phone the specs are adequate for what it's intended I suppose however having continum support would've made sense so I thanked theyved erred bigtime in both specs and price ie a better processor that supports both continum and cortana full version.

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This should be free with a free 3 months worth of service.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Considering this device does not currently support any of the US carrier LTE bands, I'd guess this is for a future US-bound variant. "LTE support is limited to bands 1, 3, 7, 8, and 20." (From Microsoft spec sheet.)

1. fyah_king unregistered

It should be $99.

2. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I think it will be. Soon after the sales kick off and they realize it's not selling well.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Should be $69/79 considering the specs. S212 for $200? Lol DOA.

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