One of the convenient changes in Microsoft purchasing the mobile device division from Nokia is the ability for Microsoft to offer phones direct to consumers at a faster clip. The Nokia Lumia 635, the LTE big brother of the single-SIM Lumia 630, is now joining the ranks in Italy where it is priced for € 179 (free shipping included). To sweeten the deal, if you buy the phone before July 14, you can nab a € 25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store for some new apps.

The Lumia 635 of course comes in black, white, yellow, orange and green and features a 4.5 inch ClearBlack display with Gorilla Glass 3, a 5 MP rear camera, 8 GB internal memory with micro SD expansion and a hearty 1830 mAh battery. Toss in that 4G LTE speeds and this looks to be a nicely priced entry level Windows Phone.

Grab the Lumia 635 direct from Microsoft Italy through this Store link.

Via: Plaffo; Thanks, Guy Kh., for the tip!