Nokia announces Lumia 630, 635 and 930; Lumia Cyan update to include WP 8.1 and more

Nokia announces Lumia 630, 635 and 930; Lumia Cyan update to include WP 8.1 and more

Summary: After Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1, Nokia followed up with some new devices and their update plan for existing Lumia devices.

Nokia announces Lumia 630, 635 and 930; Lumia Cyan update to include WP 8.1 and more
(Image: Nokia)

I am in San Francisco today to meet with Nokia and check out their latest news regarding Windows Phone 8.1. After the Microsoft announcement, Nokia revealed the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635, as well as the Nokia Lumia 930. They also revealed the details of their Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 update plan.

The Nokia Lumia 520/521 are extremely popular due to their functionality combined with low prices. T-Mobile announced they will be releasing the Nokia Lumia 635 as the first device sold in the US loaded with Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 635 has a 4.5 inch ClearBlack display, 5 megapixel camera, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD card, and 1830 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is nearly the same as the 635 with a matte finish and a dual-SIM model option. MSRP looks to be between $159 and $189 for these devices.

I am personally much more interested in the Nokia Lumia 930 that looks to be a Nokia Lumia Icon with a GSM radio and cool looking back options. It has a 5 inch 1080p display, 20 megapixel PureView camera, 1.2 megapixel front facing wide-angle camera, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and Qi charging for its 2,420 mAh battery. It will be available in bright orange, bright green, black, and white.

(Image: Nokia)

The Lumia 930 will be priced at $599 and will start rolling out this summer. Unfortunately, the Nokia website states this does not include the US. Hopefully, this just means that the 930 won't come here, but that T-Mobile will launch something like a Lumia 935. I love the Lumia Icon, but need a T-Mobile version.

Nokia also announced that Windows Phone 8.1 will be included in their Lumia Cyan update. This Lumia Cyan update will launch this summer and include some additional Nokia features like improved Nokia Camera, Dolby Surround Sound (Lumia 1520 and Icon owners), third row of Live Tiles, and more.

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Topics: Mobility, Microsoft, Nokia, Smartphones, Windows Phone

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  • Interesting

    I though this blogger decided sometime ago that he would never use WP again and moved onto IPhone.
    • ...

      Are you paid for ? or are you a bot ? seen these 1 -liner comments in many such blog sites
  • Cyan update for 1520 on AT&T

    If Nokia says they'll have the Cyan update for the 1520 available by Summer, that probably means that AT&T customers can start looking for it in Spring '15.
    Sir Name
    • Name and shame

      Nokia uses a page where users can see which phone on which carrier got the upgrade. I see it as a "name and shame" page where the carriers are publicly humiliated if they hold an update back for too long.

      So if any of the devices on this page were listed as "waiting for approval", you'd instantly know that the carrier is holding the update back:
  • Win 8.1 is a different beast.

    Now Android/IOS need some catching up...Bahahahahah....
    • So now it's better than the competition

      Are you sure? Or wrong once again?
  • Bad memory

    You may remember wrongly. I'm pretty sure it was "I am done with Windows Phone until I see something more compelling than a fantastic camera", followed by complaints about the lack of a notification center, no Cortana, and some other stuff.
  • Third Row of Live Tiles

    Is that the rumored ability to rescale the screen to make room for more tiles? Do we know yet which models may be candidates, or whether it's assumed to come to all WP8 (Nokia?) devices?
    • Already

      I already have 3 row, and a bit, on my 1020. Does he mean a 3rd column?
    • Not just Cyan

      The ability to rescale the display for 3 columns of mid-sized tiles (6 columns of small tiles) is a feature of WP 8.1, so all WP 8.x phones will receive this, not just Lumia devices.
  • Nokia announces Lumia 630, 635 and 930; Lumia Cyan update to include WP 8.1

    Nokia does it again. These guys are the elite at building phones and software, no wonder Microsoft bought them.
  • Simply Incredible

    A Windows "Evangelist", praising a Windows phone. What will we see next? Microsoft employees, trying to drum up praise for these phones?
    I hate trolls also
    • Are you a google evangelist being paid ?

      Let me know how to join your team and start getting paid
  • Not Doing A Windows Phone

    I will never, ever, buy a Windows smartphone again. Why would anyone want one when there is Android? Windows has taken a huge gamble with trying to ram Windows 8 down everyone's computer, tablet, and now smartphone but I for one avoid Windows 8 like the plaque. I don't need Microsoft for anything!
    • Microsoft Owns Android

      You do realize Microsoft owns Android. Microsoft Benefits from the sales and software.
      • No they don't

        It's the opposite, for each android device activation there is no bell ringing in MS's headquarters saying - "yay we have another sale".
        • Microsoft does have agreements with many Android makers, where MS collects

          a fee from each device that gets Android installed.

          So, if you do have one of those devices, you paid Microsoft for the privilege of owning an Android device. MS probably makes more money from Android than Google does.

          Bells don't need to ring in MS's headquarters for them to know that, they've made money from another sale; MS's bank account do show an increase in balance every time an Android device sells, which is a lot better than having a bell in MS's headquarters.
          • Nobody knows the details from those agreements

            Android manufacturers pays for tech that Microsoft has invented - with cheese patents or not it's how the law is.
            MS invests billions in R&D, it's not the $4 or $5 (must be around that) per device that is going to make a dent - to Microsoft or to android.
            Smartphones are not free - stores collect money, plastic makers collect money, several chip makers collect money, ... I really don't understand why the fuss around MS collecting some money and why some silly people tries to make the android dominance into something great for Microsoft - it's not.
            Android is among Microsoft worse nightmares, thinking otherwise is just nonsense.
            I have no doubt that 90% of patents are just stupid, but MS' contribute in technology is undeniable, if companies are making those deals, they, as I do, are just giving credit to Microsoft - I'm sure they deserve.
          • No need to know the details; most bloggers and tech writers and even

            the everyday tech person, and the tech companies involved, and the many lawyers for the companies involved, know the details, and whatever the details, there is no doubt that, MS is benefiting from Android sales.
          • Yes they are

            As google is gaining from Windows sales, and because of that they don't want to sell more chromebooks, because for each windows sales, google search will bring some money to its coffers.

            Yes Microsoft earns $4 or $5 for each android device being sold, but they lose $15 to $30 (if they were dominant they could easily charge that per license) because it's another WP lost sale. To that you must add the amount they lost during the lifetime of the device, because it's harder to place MS' services there, ...

            You do the math... and tell me if they really are making money with android. And till they shift to a profitable devices and services model they will keep on losing money with android.

            Obviously you can see things from your position and believe that MS is all happy with $4 or $5 for each android device - nothing like be a tech leader so happy with their patent portfolio.... not, Microsoft is not as bad as you want to make it be, they will keep on trying to grab at least part of the android dominance - and that's how I like them to be.