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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 435, coming to NZ soon

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 435 will be available in New Zealand this April and May.

The Lumia 640 was announced recently at the Mobile World Congress. It offers Microsoft Office experiences, including OneDrive storage and a subscription to Office 365, and 4G connectivity.

The Office 365 Personal subscription includes the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.

Extra subscription benefits also include one TB OneDrive storage for 12 months, as well as 60 Skype world minutes of calling per month for 12 months.

Microsoft says the Lumia 435 will be available from RRP$89, making it the most affordable Lumia available in New Zealand to-date.

As the first 400 series Lumia, the Lumia 435 includes 30GB of OneDrive cloud storage and Skype calling.

Both devices come with the full Microsoft Office suite pre-installed and access to more than 350,000 apps.

Both Lumias will upgrade to the core features of Windows 10 as it becomes available later this year.

“Innovation is for everyone, and we’ve consistently worked to bring meaningful innovation to even more accessible price points,” says Steve Lewis, Microsoft Devices in Australia and New Zealand general manager.

“The Lumia 435 is particularly great for those looking to buy a smartphone for the first time, while the Lumia 640 steps up a level with the advantage of Office 365 to help people be more productive.

“While comfortably catering for a range of needs and different price points, both devices feature an operating system that is intuitive and deeply personal,” he says.

“With the launch of these devices we are bringing more consumers the best of Microsoft by providing all core smartphone features, the latest Windows Phone software, thousands of apps and Microsoft’s industry-leading services,” Lewis says.

Specifications

Lumia 640
- 1GB memory, quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 5” HD display
- 2,500 mAh battery
- 8MP camera and LED flash
- Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia Denim update, Action Centre, Word Flow and Live Folders
- Update to Windows 10 service when available

Lumia 435
- 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and 1GB of on-board RAM
- Built-in Skype integration and a front-facing camera
- Pre-installed Microsoft Office suite
- 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage
- Pre-installed Microsoft Outlook
- Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia Denim update, Action Centre, Word Flow and Live Folders
- Update to Windows 10 service when available

Pricing and availablilty

The Lumia 435 is expected to be available in New Zealand from Vodafone New Zealand on May 18, in black, for RRP$89 on the Vodafone network or RRP$119 unlocked.

The Lumia 640 is expected to be available with Spark and Vodafone New Zealand from April 23 in matte black, from RRP$299.

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