T-Mobile announced that the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 635, is soon to hit its network and will also be available through MetroPCS in the US. What’s more, the carrier disclosed that its Lumia 521 and 925 smartphones will be updated to the latest mobile OS from Microsoft over the air later this year.
The Nokia Lumia 635 is merely a variant of the Lumia 630 which has already gone on sale around the globe. This particular model offers 4G LTE connectivity which is available through T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The device is also the first in the series to be based on the Snapdragon 400 chipset, making it one of the fastest mid-range WP8 devices on the market.
Key specs of the Lumia 635:
– Windows Phone 8.1
– 4.5-inch FWVGA display w/ Gorilla Glass 3
– 1.2GHz quad core processor
– 512MB RAM, 8GB storage, 128GB expandable
– 5MP rear camera
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, HSPA+ 42Mbps
– 1830mAh battery
As mentioned above, the smartphone is powered by Windows Phone 8.1 and it tags along the latest enhancements from Microsoft including the personal assistant Cortana. You’ll also be treated to various preloaded apps such as Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Skype, Camera, MixRadio and Storyteller amongst others.
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T-Mobile Simple Choice prepaid customers will be able to lay claim on the Nokia Lumia 635 starting July 5 through HSN, while postpaid subscribers will have to wait until the 9th where it will go on sale online as well. The device is priced at $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $7. On MetroPCS, it will be available online and in stores starting July 16 at a promotional price of $99.