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The Microsoft Store has been out of Lumia 640 XL stock for several weeks, but now, it's again offering the AT&T model for $99.99, while the unlocked version can be picked up for $149.
Microsoft's impressive Lumia 640 XL is now available for just $69.99 in two configurations: the AT&T model in black with 4G LTE; or unlocked, in a selection of colors, but without 4G connectivity.
While AT&T recently slashed the cost of the Lumia 640 XL to $99, you can now get an unlocked model of the supersized Windows phone for just $79.99, available in black, white, orange or blue.
Microsoft has marked down the AT&T model of the Lumia 640 XL to just $99, which is two thirds of its previous price of $149. It's available without a contract, and you can upgrade it to Windows 10.
While most retailers have been selling the Lumia 640 for around £110-£130 SIM-free over the last twelve months, its price is now falling, following the introduction of the newer Lumia 650 this year.
Microsoft has cut a third off the price of its supersized Lumia 640 XL, bringing it down to $199 unlocked - and it appears to be a permanent price cut as the company phases out its older handsets.
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BLU has launched its Win JR LTE and Win HD LTE in Europe, priced from just £69/€99; and in India, starting at Rs.5,999. Both devices include 4G, dual-SIM support, and the latest Snapdragon 410 CPUs.
The Microsoft Store continues to sell the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL for £219 SIM-free - but you can now buy the gigantic Windows Phone in the UK for a lot less: it's currently available from only £159.99.
Microsoft is now rolling out the latest non-preview version of its mobile OS to the Lumia 830 in India, while Lumias 930, 1320 and 1520 are all getting new firmware updates there too.
Microsoft's latest non-preview OS update is now available for XOLO's newest Windows Phone, the Win Q1000. Update 2 adds new features such as more granular app permissions and a revised Settings hub.
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Microsoft's new 4G Windows Phone, the 5-inch Lumia 640, is now on sale via T-Mobile with a full retail price of just under $130, but the device won't be available to buy at the carrier's stores.
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While Best Buy is currently selling the Lumia 635 for $39.99 off-contract, another retailer is now offering the 4G handset for even less - and it can be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 as well.
Microsoft's Lumia 635 on AT&T is the latest handset to receive Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which includes features such as MKV video playback and Bluetooth keyboard support.
It appears that Microsoft's Lumia 640 will finally be available to buy from T-Mobile US next week - but it also seems that the carrier won't actually be stocking the device in its retail stores.
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The 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL is now available to buy in the UK, priced at £219 SIM-free, and like its smaller sibling, the Lumia 640, it includes a free one-year Office 365 subscription for your PC.
Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 in India earlier this month, priced at Rs.11,999 - but you can now buy the device with Rs.2,000 off the regular price, plus a free one-year Office 365 subscription.
The Lumia 640 is now listed on the Microsoft Store as 'coming soon', priced at just $89 - a remarkably low price for a handset with a 5" 720p display, Snapdragon 400, 4G LTE, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera.
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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 - which debuted on the company's latest handsets, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL - will come to existing devices... but not all of them.
Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Windows Phones in the UK: the 5-inch Lumia 640, which will be priced from £99.99 off-contract; and the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL, priced from £219.
Microsoft has released the mid-range Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in India. Both phones are the first to come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 pre-installed which offers bluetooth keyboard compatibility.
You can now buy the Lumia 640 in the United Kingdom for £170, although it's only available in orange and black, with no sign of the cyan option revealed at last month's Mobile World Congress.
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