Yesterday at the Build 2014 conference, Nokia unveiled two entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 powered smartphones known as the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635. The handsets are expected to reach US shores in the summer, but AT&T and T-Mobile have already announced they will carry the latest budget-offering from Nokia. It’s not just T-Mobile, MetroPCS, the company’s subsidiary, will also offer the Nokia Lumia 635 to its users
“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,” says Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of Devices at 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,” said Jason Young, senior vice president of Marketing at T-Mobile.
There’s no word about the launch date nor its pricing, but it should come as a good news for those waiting for the LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia 635 to land on US shores. Running the latest Windows Phone 8.1, Nokia Lumia 635 offers 4G LTE connectivity at a budget price, and comes with a 4.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor. The handset comes with 512MB RAM, 8GB storage with a microSD card slot and 7GB free SkyDrive storage, 1,830 mAh battery, and has a 5MP camera.Further reading: Nokia, Windows Phone 8.1