AT&T and T-Mobile USA To Carry Lumia 635
AT&T and T-Mobile USA have both announced they will carry the Lumia 635 which was announced along side the dual-SIM variant Lumia 630 today at Build 2014 by Stephen Elop.
The Lumia 635 will run Windows Phone 8.1 and have a 4.5 inch Clear Black Display, running on a 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Snapdragon 400 CPU.
AT&T announced on their NewsRoom:
DALLAS, Texas, April 2, 2014 – AT&T1 today confirmed that it will offer the Nokia Lumia 635 LTE smartphone this year.
“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,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “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.”
1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
T-Mobile announced on their Media Relations page:
BELLEVUE, Wash. – April 2, 2014 – Immediately on the heels of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 unveiling today, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) has announced the company will offer up its Redmond neighbor’s latest mobile OS as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver greater freedom and choice for American wireless consumers – starting with Nokia’s new Lumia 635 coming this summer.
The Lumia 635 will be the first device sold in the United States powered out of the box by the very latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, introduced earlier today at Microsoft’s 2014 Build developers conference in San Francisco.
T-Mobile US today also announced that, come summer, T-Mobile and MetroPCS will be the best places to get the very first smartphone with the new Windows Phone OS for a low upfront cost and with zero service contract, zero overages (while on its wicked-fast network), zero hidden device costs, and zero upgrade wait. And only T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers can experience the next-gen Lumia 635 on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network.
“The Un-carrier’s all about removing crazy restrictions and delivering total wireless freedom and flexibility,” said Jason Young, senior vice president of Marketing at T-Mobile. “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.”
The Lumia 635 will build on all the qualities and benefits that made its predecessor – the Lumia 521 – so popular among American wireless customers. According to T-Mobile US, first-time smartphone buyers were particularly drawn to the Lumia 521 for its extraordinary ease-of-use and its budget-friendly price point, making it the best-selling Windows Phone device ever for T-Mobile.
“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,” Young added.
The Lumia 635 will go on sale in May.