06-21-2015 07:48 PM
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  1. hotphil's Avatar
    It's amazing that we still don't know anything they can't gain any marketshare with flopped releases like this
    My guess would be that, having found an atlas on a dusty bookshelf recently, they're looking at greater penetration to unsaturated markets. Like BRIC.
    04-22-2015 08:40 PM
  2. Nokia_Lumia's Avatar
    That is a great thing about Apple - they announce and release. We have an announcement, and by the time the phone reaches store shelves, it has already sunk into complete irrelevancy.

    My wife needs a replacement for the 521, and I wish I had acted quickly on the 830 flash sale. Waiting for the 640 for 2 months now...
    04-22-2015 08:44 PM
  3. Nokia_Lumia's Avatar
    We're still waiting for the 735 on Verizon so likely another 6 months for the 640. Lets hope they realize this is not how to release phones sometime soon: Hype a release and then not provide it for 6 months when people are then salivating over the next release.. Indefinite non purchase ensues.
    By the time Verizon releases the 735, it will be more than 9 months since the initial phone release back in Sept.

    It is taking them longer than it does for a child to be born. That is also ages in terms of technology. It is even longer in terms of the Lumia 735, whose hardware is outperformed by the 822 released fall 2012. Unbelievable. I thought Microsoft would do better.
    04-22-2015 08:53 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    These phones will most likely show on B&H, Newegg and Amazon unlocked before T-Slo or AT&T can be bothered with a release.
    I wonder if MetroPCS saying the 640 should be available from them in May is the actual release month.

    MetroPCS to launch Microsoft Lumia 640 'mid to late May', priced at $99 | Windows Central
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    04-22-2015 09:04 PM
  5. jdballard's Avatar
    I wonder if T-Mobile is trying to unload their remaining 635s before releasing the 640.
    04-23-2015 02:15 AM
  6. onysi's Avatar
    I wonder if T-Mobile is trying to unload their remaining 635s before releasing the 640.
    that's a possibility. I say keep calling them and bug them.
    04-23-2015 12:40 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    I wonder if T-Mobile is trying to unload their remaining 635s before releasing the 640.
    I think T-Mobile buys their 635's from WalMart
    04-23-2015 04:27 PM
  8. onysi's Avatar
    Anyone saw the $89 dollar price? I think that wasn't meant to be. The site page is taken down now.
    04-24-2015 07:37 PM
  9. Nokia_Lumia's Avatar
    This phone will be a huge hit at $89. I bought the 521 two years ago for $86. This is a big upgrade in all but the camera button. In fact, I've been waiting patiently to get this for my wife, as her 521 is dying but she likes Windows Phone and is on T-Mobile.

    I hope it will be well below the $249 price on Expansys.
    04-24-2015 08:59 PM
  10. onysi's Avatar
    We're in the last week of April heading to May. I doubt there will be any announcement this week, so well check back again next month
    04-27-2015 02:04 PM
  11. deadwrong03's Avatar
    We're in the last week of April heading to May. I doubt there will be any announcement this week, so well check back again next month
    hoping for a build announcement of the phone from tmobile
    04-27-2015 02:31 PM
  12. bsipe9's Avatar
    Knowing T-Mobile, maybe they EOL'd it already...
    04-27-2015 02:31 PM
  13. malman89's Avatar
    Anyone saw the $89 dollar price? I think that wasn't meant to be. The site page is taken down now.
    I'll believe that price when I see it, especially from T-Mobile, who doesn't subsidize their models as much as other carriers. AT&T is pretty much always cheaper. I just think that was a copy of an old cheap phone page with all the data plugged in, but the price wasn't updated because it wasn't set yet. It would be a steal at that price, but look at BLU's Win HD LTE pricing and I don't believe it one bit. BLU came in under Nokia/MS last time around.
    04-28-2015 10:46 AM
  14. PretzelLogix's Avatar
    I was already prepared to pay $150 to $200, so $89 would be gravy. But if it's not, oh well... No big loss.

    If they would just release the darn phone already, things would be fantastic. What I can't figure out is why they (MS/T-Mobile) have sat on this phone for so long... The peak of excitement was a few weeks back. They're just killing their own sales right now by delaying this any further.
    libra89 and Elitewolf like this.
    04-28-2015 11:24 AM
  15. jdballard's Avatar
    If they would just release the darn phone already, things would be fantastic. What I can't figure out is why they (MS/T-Mobile) have sat on this phone for so long...
    I was thinking about this the other day. The TMO page says it will have WiFi calling. Wonder if part of it is getting that ready - I'm assuming it doesn't do that out of the box. I have no idea if it's even software or firmware (or both) that needs to be added/updated, but I suspect that is part of it.

    ​But yeah, sooner rather than later would be better. :)
    04-28-2015 12:50 PM
  16. onysi's Avatar
    I was thinking about this the other day. The TMO page says it will have WiFi calling. Wonder if part of it is getting that ready - I'm assuming it doesn't do that out of the box. I have no idea if it's even software or firmware (or both) that needs to be added/updated, but I suspect that is part of it.

    ​But yeah, sooner rather than later would be better. :)
    Isn't their WiFi thing ready?
    04-28-2015 02:12 PM
  17. jdballard's Avatar
    Isn't their WiFi thing ready?
    Not sure what you mean by WiFi thing, but I'm assuming (and I may be way wrong here) that the phone needs either (or both) a software and firmware update to support WiFi calling, or at least a bit of testing. My other theory is that they're trying to unload as many 635s before dropping the 640.
    04-28-2015 03:04 PM
  18. NadaAddict's Avatar
    Too late, Microsoft... You took too long. I'm going with the G4. Maybe I'll be able to give Windows phone a try next time my phone gets old.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    04-28-2015 07:12 PM
  19. jdballard's Avatar
    Too late, Microsoft... You took too long.
    I get the frustration but you say that as if Microsoft can force the carriers to start carrying devices on Microsoft's schedule. Blame T-Mobile and AT&T. Not to mention you can buy an unlocked version if you want.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-28-2015 07:18 PM
  20. Vans Stygma's Avatar
    Im too close to buy the Expansys Version, but i think is kinda expensive.
    So, my dead line is the next 4 to 6 of May, if not Expansys would be my expensive friend.

    Of course, minutes after buying that phone will be announced prices on Amazon and in every respectable place online.
    04-28-2015 07:44 PM
  21. NadaAddict's Avatar
    I get the frustration but you say that as if Microsoft can force the carriers to start carrying devices on Microsoft's schedule. Blame T-Mobile and AT&T. Not to mention you can buy an unlocked version if you want.
    Tmobile would already be selling it if Microsoft would have released it to them. I haven't seen an unlocked one that runs TMO bands at the Microsoft store. I was at one last weekend picking up a new laptop and would have gotten it then. Even the Microsoft website says "Coming Soon".

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Last edited by NadaAddict; 04-28-2015 at 09:22 PM.
    04-28-2015 08:49 PM
  22. Davide Carozza's Avatar
    You can get an unlocked one that does T-Mobile bands (plus many many more) from Expansys USA, as others have mentioned.
    04-28-2015 11:45 PM
  23. NadaAddict's Avatar
    You can get an unlocked one that does T-Mobile bands (plus many many more) from Expansys USA, as others have mentioned.
    For three times the cost, and last I looked, they are also backordered

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    04-28-2015 11:51 PM
  24. Davide Carozza's Avatar
    To be fair, we don't actually know that $89 is the price of the T-Mobile branded device. And the G4 is definitely not at that price point!
    04-29-2015 12:21 AM
  25. Elitewolf's Avatar
    To be fair, we don't actually know that $89 is the price of the T-Mobile branded device. And the G4 is definitely not at that price point!
    I'm thinking it will be the final price. Microsoft really wants to get this phone out there.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-29-2015 02:16 AM
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