GadgEts n MobilEs: Nokia announces Lumia 930, 635, 630 smartphones

Nokia announces three new Lumia phones

At Build 2014, Nokia’s former CEO Stephen Elop announced three new Lumia phones — Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930.

Elop will soon join Microsoft as vice president after the Nokia-Microsoft deal completes this month.

Elop said that Nokia was thrilled with the success of Lumia 520, an affordable smartphone, and hence wanted to offer more choices to consumer with Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 in the lower end of the market. He said that Lumia 630 will cost $159, Lumia 630 with dual-SIM option will cost $169 and Lumia 635, which is the 4G version of Lumia 630, will cost $189.

— See more at: GadgEts n MobilEs: Nokia announces Lumia 930, 635, 630 smartphones.

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GadgEts n MobilEs: First impressions: Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia announced the new Lumia 630 on the sidelines of Microsoft’s BUILD coference.

At its Build 2014 conference, Microsoft unveiled the next iteration of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1. The event also saw Nokia announce three new mobile phones that will run on the new OS — Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930. Windows Phone 8.1 brings a number of new features in order to catch up with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS including a centralized notification tray which Microsoft calls Action Centre, voice assistant Cortana, tweaks to the home screen and updated native apps, among others. — See more at: GadgEts n MobilEs: First impressions: Nokia Lumia 630.