Lumia 735 for Verizon delayed to early 2015
US customers need to wait until 2015 for Lumia 735
Verizon Wireless was expected to be the only US carrier to offer the LTE -capable mid-class device Nokia Lumia 735. While Verizon hasn’t announced anything about the 735 yet, WPCentral informs that the carrier won’t launch the smartphone until early 2015.
Lumia 735 is a decent mid-range device that received very positive reception from critics and missing from the US market around Christmas is definitely not very good for Microsoft’s plans to increase the Windows Phone popularity in a country where the market share is floating around 3%.
Nokia Lumia 735 features a 4.7-inch display with a 720p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM, two cameras (6.7MP on the back, 5MP on the front), LTE support, and a 2200 mAh battery. Almost identical to the 735, the Lumia 730 has two SIM slots, but doesn’t support 4G/LTE and wireless charging. The Lumia 730 will not be released in the US.
Verizon’s current flagship Windows Phone is the Lumia Icon which will be retired in the coming weeks, so the US customers won’t have a replacement anytime soon, except the Lumia 830 which is a step below a real flagship.