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The Lumia 635 is the successor to the Lumia 521 and will be available on T-Mobile. Like the 521, it’s a budget device aimed at the no contract market but it does include LTE support, something that Stephen Elop mentioned during the keynote this morning. It’ll also come with a 4.5″ screen and a quad-core processor which is a considerable upgrade from the 521.
But if you’re still rocking a Lumia 925 or 521, T-Mobile will be releasing the Windows Phone 8.1 update for those devices too. And it’ll also be available for people who own the MetroPCS version of the Lumia 521, as MetroPCS is now owned my T-Mobile. Unfortunately, owners of the Lumia 810 are once again going to be left out in the cold as the press release makes no mention of that device.
The devices and updates are coming to T-Mobile “this summer” with no specific dates or price points mentioned.
Starting July 26th
The Lumia 521 is a great little budget phone, as I found out in an admittedly not-so-great review. And even though the T-Mobile Lumia 521 has support for AT&T’s cellular bands, you had to get it SIM unlocked and it would still bear T-Mobile’s branding. Not to worry, as AT&T is coming out with the Nokia Lumia 520 on their GoPhone plans, and it will cost $99 down which is $50 less than buying the Lumia 521 from T-Mobile. The Lumia 520 is, however, pretty much the exact same thing as the Lumia 521. There was also no word if AT&T would carry the differently coloured Lumia back covers for the 520.
Is an inexpensive Windows Phone worth it?
Our secondary writer gets a Nokia Lumia 521 and attempts to review it the moment he gets it out of the
box. What does he think of it, and would he recommend it? Everything is explained in the above video.
- Adding to things I don’t like about the 521, I do not like how you have to have fingernails to pull the back case off.
- I played the wrong game in the game test portion – Galaga was fine, but when I tried playing Fruit Ninja there was a noticeable performance drop. It was not enough to prevent playing of Fruit Ninja, however.
- The phone is actually capable of running on AT&T as it supports their bands. The 521 must be SIM unlocked, which T-Mobile will do.