Lumia 630, 635 and 930 announced in São Paulo with Lumia 630 arriving with Digital TV

It is half way through the month of May and Nokia’s latest (and technically last) Lumias are starting to see the light of day. This morning, the Lumia 630, 635 and 930 were all announced as heading to Brazil, at various dates with some pricing info, as well. Perhaps more interestingly, the Lumia 630 will evidently come with Mobile DTV (Digital TV). For those who aren’t aware, DTV is a standard for delivering free over-the-air Mobile Digital TV signals, which is pretty great.

Let’s see what’s coming and when.

  • Lumia 630 Dual SIM – Early June, R$ 699 ($316) with Digital TV receiver
  • Lumia 630 - Single SIM, without DTV, for Claro and for R$ 549 ($248)
  • Lumia 635 - Single SIM, without DTV, third quarter, no pricing announced.
  • Lumia 930 – Third quarter, no pricing announced

The Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 are both excellent budget devices, and we’re hearing some good things about them so far. The addition of DTV for Brazil (and only Brazil, at this point) should definitely enhance the desirability of the phone and help in marketing. The project was reportedly done by INdT (Nokia Institute of Technology) to help localize the device for that market.

Unfortunately for the Lumia 930, its release is still on the horizon but at least Brazil (and presumably neighboring Latin American countries) will be getting it at some point.

Source: Show Me Tech; Thanks, Leoberto, for the tip!



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930 in India, is it also third quarter ? Nokia had said it would be available in India, Europe etc by first week of June !

Tafsern says:

We'll just have to wait and see :) I hope they manage sometime in June for Norway to.

zicoz says:

I think the German date is June 19th, and cosiddering Nokias history in the nordic countries I'm sure we won't get it any later than the Germans here in Norway. My Lumia 630 has already shipped from Elkjøp.

venetasoft says:

No 930 in Italy....I would like to live in Brasil more than ever now... Want to adopt me... :) ?

KasakDesign says:

Sure. Do you cook?

Arda Ozkal says:

Comment of the year.

Tafsern says:

That's because they haven't said anything, but I bet it's coming to Italy to.

Hola Amigos says:

I'd go live in Brazil because of FIFA this year... Anybody going?

Novron says:

Nope, going to watch from my recliner where I won't be stabbed.

rbnaumann says:

You won't be stabbed in Brasil... I assure you, but be aware with the bullets... lol. Being honest, there's a lot of things happening in Brasil right now. I don't recommend. Hugs from Brasil!

+1! Brazil is a complete chaos at the moment. The country isn't ready for the World Cup, there is manifestations everyday, police is crossing arms for better salaries (and then everyone goes crazy and people start breaking, burning and stealing everything), and almost everything FIFA requested will not be ready for the event. Really, if you love your life, don't come to Brazil. I'm here and I would love to get the fuck out of here asap.

EDIT: Oh, yeah! The music here SUCKS!!!!

Duduosf says:

I laughed so hard at that! Regards from Brazil, dude.

I live in Brazil, is true that you can be stabbed at any time.

lubbalots says:

Must be some kind of tradition.

procen says:

That's a way saying Welcome to Brazil :-P

lubbalots says:

If this tradition involve the hot Brazilian ladies, welcome me anytime.

procen says:

The women in Brazil has a very nice bum bum.

lubbalots says:

I like bum bum and I can't deny...

kullalishka says:

Fifa 2013 or 2014? What about Pro Evolution?

peachy001 says:

Italy is an important market for WP, they are going well in that region. You should feel some love soon. Any more announcements on the horizon for other devices? When is Nokia World et al?

Arda Ozkal says:

Want a 930 ;) But all look like iphone 5c ;)

Novron says:

630 looks like a 5c. 930 looks like an Icon.

ArthJar says:

On the contrary, iPhone 5C looks like Lumias.

IceDree says:

To be honest though, the Lumia 800\N9 current design language looks like a giant iPod nano ... The old one, can't remember what year, but it predates the N9\800 :)

kinpin2131 says:

Or the iPod touch ? 

KasakDesign says:

Finally some love in Brasa

CJ Thunder says:

How come USB ports aren't used a USB ports on phones? I would be ok with a dtv dongle slightly protruding from the lower backside of my sexy Lumia.

Novron says:

They are on Androids. Can hook up portable drives, thumb drives, etc...

L630 also have a Single SIM version.

A few hours ago the official online store of Nokia in Russia announced a price of Nokia Lumia 930 - 25 990 rubles (749 dollars). Those who pre-order the wireless charging as a gift.

Daniel, there was one mistake:
- Lumia 630 - Single SIM, without DTV, for Claro and for R$ 549 ($248).

- Lumia 635 - 4G, Single SIM, without DTV, third quarter, no pricing announced.

Great to see Daniel writing a Brazilian news. :D

Ahh, there is only one Lumia 635 version. Sorry if I confused you.

L630 3G - Dual Chip DTV Without carrier for R$699.

L630 3G - Single Chip CLARO Carrier for R$ 549.

L635 4G - Single Chip Without carrier (No price).


That's It.

peachy001 says:

Hey Guil, I seem to see a lot of you assisting developers getting their apps certified for Brazil and other South American markets. Kudos to you fella.

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santis00 says:

The Priceline guy lives in San Paulo?!? Jk Will!

Sikamikanico says:

Went in to Vodafone UK shop today to ask about a release date for the lumia 930, guy started going on about the 935? Does this phone exist?

MikeSo says:

No. Maybe he was thinking of 635.

Will6371 says:

Or maybe he is just useless at his job

I tweeted Nokia UK on Wed and they said, "... it should hit the UK shores around end of June, beginning of July."

peachy001 says:

You didn't go in at 25 minutes to 10 did you? They may have misheard you. In my experience, UK retailers rarely know much about any Nokias or Windows Phone devices. Apologies go to any salesmen on here Tha do know their 930 from their 8210.

spinzeroWL says:

Strangely enough, I actually called up O2 customer service about setting up MMS. The guy asked me what phone I had (I have a 1020). He said 'fine choice, I'll walk you through the setup using my own 1020'.
A CS rep on a major UK network actually owning and recommending a high end WP device...I was impressed!

busngabb says:

What on earth are they playing at? Why announce a phone like the 930, supposedly a flagship handset, then leave it's release date unspecified and so far in the future?

Was going to get a 930 but the length of time they are taking to release it is just bizarre. Hopefully one of the other manufacturers like HTC or LG will beat them to it with a decent handset.

jabtano says:

Lets get the L930 on T-Mobile US

jabtano says:

This why I want to see more WP not just Nokia they are to dam exclusives I can go to any carrier and buy a high end Android but not a WP.

Dragonic87 says:

SIGH!!! Nokia no!

Dammit now I'll just have to take the 1020 and be happy.

kinpin2131 says:

So when is the 930 going to launch in Europe as promised? 

It's too much. I live in Brazil and Moto G costs less than 280 dollars. 
Some of the best costs and benefits of Brazil. 
Moto X costs 450 dollars while a 1020 cost 850 dollars and 1520 dollars over 1000... 
We are robbed in Brazil, and is not all the fault of taxes.

enzom09 says:

The prices in Brazil are ridiculous. My cousin is asking me to send her an iPhone because they are over 2000 reais in Brazil...you would think a country with less money would have cheaper products...

Only Motorola has a "good" price. 
Apple is the worst of all. iPhone 5s costs in 1260 dollars (2800 real). 
The Macbook Air costs more then 9k dollars ....

msirapian says:

I can't believe Nokia are producing a bespoke 630 for only one country, is it Brazil. Does it mean all 630 are DTV-capable?

jairoluciano says:

No, it should be customized / localized to Brazil only, as said in the article.

Here in Brazil, is normal Digital TV... Even Xperia Z1 have. :]

caRIOca RJ says:

Here in Brazil as in Japan put Digital TV is a differentiator. Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola always throw BR versions with Digital TV. Nokia couldn't be left out!

Here in the Philippines, it's capable to receive Digital channel because it's uses ISDB-T DTV standard and the Philippines adopt this DTV standard since June 2010, but the Implementing Rules and Regulations is yet to released in July or earlier this year so that to deploy the DTV equipment (Set-top boxes, 1seg devices, DTV transmitter, DTV antenna, ISDB-T TVs and so on) and NTSC analog signals will shutdown on December 31, 2015

pdplatypus says:

It depends on the configuration though. There could be instances that there are certain functions that won't work here in the Philippines.

I hope that Nokia Philippines is aware of this.

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Duduosf says:

After August is just unacceptable! Samsung did an excellent job with the GS5. Anyway, still buying it regardless of the price.

Just Samsung have consideration with Brazilian market.
And Microsoft with Xbox One... 'Cause don't have here Surface's. :[

Saulo Leite says:

Hello, everybody. I am Brazilian, I live in Brazil. These things have been broadcasted on Brazil are extremely exaggerated. Because of the World Cup bad things have been said, but not everything is true. Come to Brazil, will be very welcome. The Rio de Janeiro remains a wonderful city. Brazil is with tha arms wide open for everybody.

Whodaboss says:

This is why I'm so envious of those who own the iPhone and Galaxy S. They know every year a new iteration will come out. They can actually plan when they want to upgrade. But with Microsoft there is no Hero phone. Not one that you can count on every year. Personally I'm tired of all these hodgepodge phones. Make 3 great phones; budget, mid-tier, and Hero. Put them on a cycle for upgrade and call it a day. IMHO.

Strange they chose Claro. Vivo - Telefonica, has agreement with Microsoft. 

Duduosf says:

A Vivo aqui em Santos nem promove o WP. Na Claro, porém, eu já vi o vendedor recomendar o 625 por ser o aparelho mais barato a ter 4G no Brasil, apesar do cliente ter perguntado sobre o Moto G.

Na vivo a vendedora me pergutou porque eu estava comprando um Windows Phone ao inves do iPhone... ¬¬

Lipe13 says:

O que ela tem a ver com suas escolhas? Que enxerida hahahahahaha

Lipe13 says:

The announced prices are so-so. I'm afraid to see how many of my precious Reai$ the 930 is gonna cost. 

pdplatypus says:

I hope this becomes available in the Philippines and in Japan soon. Brazil uses the Japanese ISDB-T Digital TV standard.

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