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Microsoft Unveils First Lumia 630 with Dual ? SIM

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Microsoft unveiled its first Lumia phone since it has acquired the lineup. Microsoft?s Nokie India division announced in a presentation Monday in Bangalore the availability of the new Lumia 630. This would be the first dual ? SIM Windows Phone on the market. It will initially be launched in India and would sell for 11,500 rupees, or around $192.

Availability Date

The actual availability date remains unknown, but Times of India predetermined the date as May 16. However, International Business Times and others believe it would reach the stores beginning May 14. Whenever it reaches the consumers, the new Lumia 630 will have new features from Windows Phone 8.1. This includes voice assistant Cortana and a notification center.

Designed as a budget phone, this model offers a 4.5 ? inch, 854 x 480 pixel screen display, 3G connectivity and a 1.2 GHz quad ? core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The 630 also features a 5MP auto ? focus rear camera without LED flash. The mobile device does not have a front ? facing camera, but has 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 128GB using a microSD card.

Dual – SIM

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The Lumia 630 has a dual ? SIM functionality, allowing users to have two SIM cards to send separate messages from two different numbers. While it can only support 3D on the primary SIM, it comes with smart dual ? SIM that would enable users to forward calls automatically to the SIM that is in use for calls.

The mobile device also offers a single ? SIM variant for only 10, 500 rupees, but will not hit the market until June.

Microsoft acquired the Lumia division of Nokia on April 25. ?The Finnish communications company is offloading its hardware department to Microsoft for ?5.44 billion, or about $7.2 billion. Microsoft has bought the services and devices part of the latter?s business, which is now known as Microsoft Mobile Oy. The word ?Oy? is a Finnish word for ?company.

Nokia, on the other hand, continues to become a networking company. It will also continue to license Here maps. Even after the deal, those left behind will remain to have close ties to the software giant.

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