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Nokia Lumia 635 coming to T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T

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Nokia Lumia 635 coming to T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T
No sooner had the Nokia Lumia 635 been introduced, than three U.S. carriers quickly announced that the phone would be available for their customers this summer. T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T all announced that they will be carrying the entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 model. T-Mobile has high expectations for the phone, saying that it will be more popular than the Nokia Lumia 521. Considering that the Lumia 521 is a twin of the most popular Windows Phone model (the Nokia Lumia 520), that is saying a mouthful.

The Nokia Lumia 635 will also be made available for customers of MetroPCS, the pre-paid carrier that is owned by T-Mobile. Pricing hasn't been disclosed for either carrier, although Nokia said that the phone would be priced at $189. T-Mobile has a placeholder up on its website, which you can see by clicking on the sourcelink.

AT&T, the nation's second largest carrier, announced that it too will be offering the Nokia Lumia 635. The mobile operator added that it was the first carrier to offer a Nokia branded Windows Phone model, that it was the first to offer a Windows Phone with LTE connectivity, and that it has the largest selection of Windows Phone models to choose from.

"AT&T was the first in the U.S. to deliver Nokia’s innovative line-up of Windows Phones, the first in the world to offer an LTE Windows Phone and currently offers the largest selection of Windows devices. We are excited to add the Nokia Lumia 635 LTE smartphone to our device portfolio with access to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. This innovative and affordable LTE capable smartphone features the new Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana personal assistant and a speedy quad-core processor. We strive to offer our consumers the widest choice of devices to fit any mobile lifestyle – all running on our voice and data network that covers more than 99 percent of all Americans."-Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T

"The Un-carrier’s all about removing crazy restrictions and delivering total wireless freedom and flexibility. With Windows Phone, we can offer customers another great choice in mobile platforms. And we’re excited to bring to both T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers the combination of next-gen software, great features and fresh design that Nokia’s latest Windows Phone has to offer...With all the advanced features the Lumia 635 has to offer – like its quad core processor, beautiful 4.5 inch screen and most advanced Windows Phone OS – we fully expect Nokia’s latest smartphone to do as well or better than its predecessor."-Jason Young, senior vice president of Marketing, T-Mobile

While we might not know the exact release date, we are told by T-Mobile that the Nokia Lumia 635 will be the first handset to come with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. The phone will be equipped with a 4.5 inch ClearBlack display with 480 x 854 resolution, and will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU. The Nokia Lumia 635 will be available in 5 colors, and offer changeable shells for those who like to customize their handset.

T-Mobile will be offering the Nokia Lumia 635

T-Mobile will be offering the Nokia Lumia 635

source: T-Mobile, AT&T via WMPoweruser

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:26 2

1. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

First WP to run multi carrier at lunch...Proud of the progress.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:56 1

2. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Snap400 1.2ghz quad-core and only 512 of ram? This is so wrong.
Should have been 1gb of ram.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 16:02

3. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Argh! & the only thing that will stop me from picking this up is the lack of a flash for the camera. That should be standard by now! & this will be pretty useless in low light & indoor shots etc. Why on earth is Nokia always putting one thing like making the screen bigger on this then the 620, But now no flash for the camera! I'll stick with my Moto G a while. Little things like this are really turning me away from Nokia. I would like to try WP possibly in the future again though.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 16:12 1

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

1gb ram
flash light
front camera
720p display
Yeah, I would say the Moto G is a clearly better choice in that price range. Though the Moto G lacks LTE (which isn't a problem to me. HSPA+ in my area is good)
This one also lacks the sensor for auto brightness adjustment. Such a joke...

Anyway, If I want a Lumia at that price range now, I would just go for the Lumia 925. It's only $210 including shipping, and you get 720p amoled display, front camera, a much better main camera, 1gb ram,

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 18:02

6. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Oh ya no front cam either. Ya fail haha. Strange with there model numbers. I wouldn't consider this a successor to the 620.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 18:49

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Wait... Gotta clear something up. "Ya fail" what? xD

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:42

8. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

LOL. I meant Oh yeah theres is no front cam either. This is a FAIL :)

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 23:43

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Yeah. It is.
I guess we can wait and see its price drop like what happened with the Lumia 521. I'm not so sure, but since it's such a fail, it may happen.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 17:43

5. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Hi. Very well said! Ya I may consider the 925 since there is some great deals on it. Just don't understand why Nokia does not come up with a decent midranger to compete with the G overall. Their all over the map with there model numbers and designs (some to thick etc). Puzzles me why they just could not add a flash to this for the camera.. It can't drive up the cost that much more.. Heck even the 710 had one. They would have better sales I think. When im out and about at night sometimes I use my phone for a shot & the flash is needed for it to come out right. Nokia is just really turning me off kind of lately with decisions like this.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:26

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Spend a bit more and get a 720, a 925, or a used 1020/1520. Nokia tends to be very aggressive on pricing, so if it's more expensive, there's a reason for it. The 520/521 didn't have flashes either, yet they're the best-selling Windows Phones yet. As for the G, it's harder to find, lower-volume, and still has shortcomings (mostly UX rather than features) for the money.

posted on 04 May 2014, 13:28

11. blegs38552 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Aug 2006)

I have a Lumia 521 with the WP 8.1 Developers Preview. I personally don't mind the lack of a flash (previous phones that had a flash generally did not take good indoor pictures anyway), or a front facing camera (don't do video calls and have a tablet for selfies), but understand that others do want these features. Addition of LTE is big for me as I work in NYC which does have a strong LTE presence. Larger screen is nice too. I GB of RAM would probably be nice, but I haven't seen any problems with the 512 GB in the 521. The 925 has 16 GB of storage - I use my521 to store photos and music, The 925 does not appear to support micro SD cards - I have a 64 GB card in my 521.I like the fact that I can get the 635 off contract from T-Mobile - I already have their $30.00 100 minute, unlimited text and data (1st 5 GB @ 4G) prepaid plan, and am very happy with it (especially since I have never run against the data cap despite my streaming audio on a daily basis). If you talk a lot, this plan isn't for you, but it works perfectly for me. Looking forward to this release - I will either keep my 521 as a backup phone, or see it on eBay.

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