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Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on

Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on

The Nokia Lumia 925 bottom line is simple: it's the best looking, best feeling Windows Phone 8 handset Nokia has given us to-date, and while it may not be PureView as the 808 outlined it, Nokia is aiming big with claims that it offers the best low-light performance of any smartphone on the market. Officially announced today, we caught up with the Lumia 925 to see whether it truly lives up to its premium billing, and whether - as Nokia insists - it can live alongside the Lumia 920 and 928, rather than just muddy the waters. Read on for our first impressions.

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Nokia Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile USA

Nokia Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile USA

Nokia's new Lumia 925 will launch on T-Mobile USA, the company has confirmed, as a flagship Windows Phone for the carrier. The handset, announced in London today, will also be released on China Mobile and China Unicom in the Chinese market; global pricing is expected to be in the region of €469 ($608/£398) pre-taxes and subsidies.

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Nokia Lumia 925: Here’s what that PureView camera can do

Nokia Lumia 925: Here’s what that PureView camera can do

Nokia may not have blessed the Lumia 925 with 41-megapixels of PureView camera like the 808, but the new Windows Phone does make some serious photography claims, with its first-of-its-kind 6-element lens and clever optical image stabilization. That's not to mention Nokia Smart Camera, the new photography suite that debuts on the Lumia 925 and offers easy picture fettling with a variety of effects. The proof of the 8.7-megapixel pudding is in the eating, of course, and happily Nokia has provided us with a gallery of unedited sample shots taken with the new flagship.

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Nokia Lumia 925 official: 8.7MP PureView in a metal frame

Nokia Lumia 925 official: 8.7MP PureView in a metal frame

Nokia has officially revealed the Lumia 925, the company's new flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, and the latest to bear PureView branding with the promise of "the best low light images" of any smartphone on the market. Announced at Nokia's London event today, the Lumia 925 - hitherto known as the Nokia "Catwalk" - sits alongside the Lumia 920 and Verizon Lumia 928, wrapping Microsoft's platform in a sleek anodized aluminum and polycarbonate casing.

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Nokia’s Lumia 925 will resurrect the “true PureView” question

Nokia’s Lumia 925 will resurrect the “true PureView” question

All eyes are on Nokia this week, as the company prepares for another new Windows Phone, expected to be the Lumia 925, and one with even more of a photographic bent at that. The Finnish firm has made no bones over the past months that digital imagery is one of the key differentiators it sees as distinguishing it from the rest of the mobile market, both from other Windows Phone manufacturers and the smartphone segment at large, and its London launch is expected to be the most camera-centric of the year. Speculation that we could see the "EOS" or the "Catwalk" is rife.

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Nokia teases new Lumia PureView phone ahead of Tuesday reveal

Nokia teases new Lumia PureView phone ahead of Tuesday reveal

Nokia has teased its next camera-centric Lumia, running a promo campaign on UK television this weekend for the new Windows Phone 8 handset it is expected to officially unveil on Tuesday, May 14. The commercial, which focused on the dual-LED flash of the new smartphone, as well as what looks to be its slightly protruding lens, gives away little in the way of technical detail, but did drop the hint that it would be "more than your eyes can see," leading to speculation it will be the device so-far known as "EOS".

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Nokia Lumia 928 demos audio skills (and there’s that Xenon flash)

Nokia Lumia 928 demos audio skills (and there’s that Xenon flash)

Nokia keeps dripping out details about the Lumia 928, the new Windows Phone expected to officially launch next week, and latest is a confirmation on the rumored Xenon flash and a demo of the smartphone's audio prowess. The new image, shared by Nokia itself, shows the rear of the Lumia 928 for the first official time, complete with PureView branding and what looks like a combined Xenon and LED flash assembly.

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Nokia Lumia 928 pictured plus iPhone 5/GS3 camera showdown

Nokia Lumia 928 pictured plus iPhone 5/GS3 camera showdown

Nokia's worst-kept-secret in Windows Phone, the Lumia 928, may not be officially announced, but that hasn't stopped the company from pitting it against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in a low-light camera test. The Finns still aren't mentioning the Lumia 928 by name - though the video comparison is at the Lumia 928 page - but there's already an official image of the phone showing its aesthetic changes from the Lumia 920 and confirming the 8.7-megapixel PureView camera.

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Nokia Lumia 928 gets PureView-focused official nod

Nokia Lumia 928 gets PureView-focused official nod

Nokia's Lumia 928 is undoubtedly a foregone conclusion, with print adverts showing up for the new PureView-branded Windows Phone even as Nokia holds off on its official Verizon reveal. Latest to spill the cellular beans is a full, double-page spread in Vanity Fair, an Engadget tipster shared, confirming the handset's Carl Zeiss optics and homemade optical image stabilization. Meanwhile, Nokia's own site has confirmed that the phone is indeed in the pipeline.

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Nokia invests in Pelican array camera tech for PureView push

Nokia invests in Pelican array camera tech for PureView push

Nokia is set to further expand its camera expertise portfolio with a strategic investment in Pelican Imaging, a photography software specialist cooking up Lytro-style refocusable photos using array lenses. Pelican's system, which first broke cover back in 2011, uses an array of 25 densely-packed individual lenses, the data from which is combined - using Pelican's proprietary software - into a single, higher resolution still which can be post-tweaked for focus and even have 3D effects introduced.

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Nokia EOS to sport aluminum body, waterproof nano coating

Nokia EOS to sport aluminum body, waterproof nano coating

We've heard ramblings of Nokia's upcoming rumored flagship before, known as the "EOS" or "Catwalk." This time around, we're hearing some really interesting tidbits of about the phone, most particularly that it'll come with an aluminum outer shell, and will be waterproof thanks to a special nano coating from P2i, which is a partnership that the company's allegedly worked out at Mobile World Congress last week.

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