Microsoft Lumia 640 now available in the US via Cricket

Microsoft Lumia 640 now available in the US via Cricket
Cricket Wireless today became the first mobile carrier to sell the Microsoft Lumia 640 in the US. Announced back in March, at the same time with the Lumia 640 XL, the 640 is a mid-range Windows Phone handset that sports a 5-inch 720p display.

Cricket is asking $129.99 for the Lumia 640, no contract required. It looks like only the cyan version of the phone is available to buy, at least for now. If you get the handset before June 30, Microsoft will offer you a 1-year Office 365 Personal bundle for free (normally $69.99).

The Lumia 640 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, which is complemented by 1 GB of RAM. It's got an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 0.9 MP camera on the front. Other features include LTE connectivity, HERE Maps & Drive, Cortana, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2500 mAh battery.

Currently running Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 640 will be among the first handsets to be officially updated to Windows 10 (probably sometime this summer). In the near future, the smartphone will also be released by AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. Interested?


source: Cricket

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Lumia 640
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Waiting on 940xl or 1520 Sucessor

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Crazy thing is that even the 1520 is still top notch and doesn't feel like a old flagship. Really it's just the OS isn't as polished compared to the note 4 with the stylus and multiapp window. I definitely want a 6in intel continuum phone with a 24MP snapper on the back.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Buy cricket and never see a phone update ever again. Yeah, I saw that other article, and until I see proof of it, expect otherwise.

4. kenjoe

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Well if you have read the latest article, Microsoft to bring continuous update process to Windows 10 Mobile. Similar to what Apple is doing with their updates.

5. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Not true for Windows Phones. I got updates on my Nokia Lumia 630.

6. captivater

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

Well wait just a minute. While the updates on Cricket are non-existent, it is well worth noting that Cricket had been offering substantial subsidies for their phones. With the 640 selling overseas unlocked for $182 (source: PhoneArena) ...Cricket's initial offering for the 640 ($130) is subsidized about 30%. There's also a catch. You must activate a new line of service which costs an additional $25. So $130 + 25 + sales tax = about a $15 break on the cost of an unlocked version. Until the price comes down another $80, totally worth it to grab an unlocked device.

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