“Following reports, Nokia’s own teaser campaign, and a last-minute leaked image, the Lumia 925 is official today. The Finnish smartphone maker is taking the wraps off its latest flagship Windows Phone, and there’s a slight twist: it’s made from aluminum. Nokia’s latest smartphone is trading a full polycarbonate unibody for an aluminum casing. It’s not fully metal – the rear of the device will be polycarbonate, and the front is naturally made of glass – but it marks a new shift for Nokia’s Windows Phone design.” This will be the Lumia that turns it all… Nevermind.
Nokia unveils Lumia 925
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2013-05-14 10:23 pmtylerdurden
I guess the silly aluminum band didn’t fool anyone. Their stock went down over 5% after the announcement.
I’ve a feeling that both blackberry and nokia’s “turnarounds” may end as case studies in business schools, in a not so near future. But not for the reasons their CEOs may think…
Edited 2013-05-14 22:26 UTC
2013-05-15 5:50 amNelson
Its exclusive to T-Mobile in the US only. VZW and ATT also have variants of this device in the form of the 928 and 920 respectively.
Aluminium is the new plastic. It’s cheap.
Edited 2013-05-14 23:08 UTC
Seems like a weird choice when the polycarbonate 920 feels like a solid, premium product.
Also: “Unlike the Lumia 920, which is really quite chunky and heavy” â€”Â I really don’t get this. It’s heavier than other phones, yes, but that doesn’t make the 920 heavy. It feels solid and well made, and if you think it’s too heavy then maybe you’ve got some muscle atrophy you should talk to the doctor about.
Edited 2013-05-14 23:48 UTC
While I’m an Android user for it’s hackability, I agree with what Thom has written in the past (IIRC) that having Windows Phone out there as a viable competitor is good for the state of the smartphone art. But thinking about the ads I was watching leading up to a movie the other day, I wonder if they have a marketing problem.
First, a Windows Phone ad comes on. The sole salient feature the ad refers to is “live tiles”.
Then a Samsung Galaxy S4 ad comes on a bit later, and they demonstrate the in-phone photobomber removal it has.
Now, I know which of these features is more useful to me. And the sad part is, according to the article, that Windows Phone has this feature as well. Yet no mention of it in the ad I saw.
If Redmond-based Microsoft is going to let Seoul-based Samsung out-market it in the US, they probably won’t ever get very far with their product against Android and iOS. It has to be driving the Windows Phone team crazy.
2013-05-15 9:01 pmBill Shooter of Bul
Are you saying that Live tiles are less important than having photo editing software? That seems odd to me. Apps can add trivial functionality, but Live tiles are an essential UI component. If you like them, then its obviously more important that they be on the phone.
I’m waiting for a phone that’s 100% aluminum including the screen.
2013-05-15 6:00 amNeolander
Try alumino-silicate glass
Edited 2013-05-15 06:00 UTC
No Xenon Flash support and imo it doesn’t look as good as the 928, I’m not really a fan of this one, especially compared to the 928 which has Xenon and the same OLED screen — along with insane standby time.
I am happy TMobile US finally gets a Nokia Flagship though.
2013 will be the Year of the Windows Smartphone!
You heard it here first… 😉
Is it a typo of Lamia – a seductive demon, or Lunacy?
The exclusivity to TMobile is …
It will turn things around, it will crash spinning and drill deep. Ignoring the adage that when you have dug too deep you should stop.