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Lumia Tablets, Ecosystems, and the Open Android Myth: Nokia’s Execs Get Blunt

Lumia Tablets, Ecosystems, and the Open Android Myth: Nokia’s Execs Get Blunt

Nokia can afford to put tablets and even phablets on the back-burner, relying instead on Microsoft's broader ecosystem to fill in the gaps in the Finnish firm's range, the company's top execs argue, though they concede both firms need to do better in explaining why that ecosystem is so special. Speaking to SlashGear at the launch of the Lumia 925 in London today, EVP of smart devices Jo Harlow and EVP of sales and marketing Chris Weber refused to be drawn on what big-screen smartphone and tablet plans Nokia might have on the drawing board right now, but each admitted that the next stage in the firm's recovery was explaining exactly how it was differentiated from rival phones. That includes clearing up the misconception that Windows Phone is closed while Android is open, Harlow says.

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Got a Nokia Lumia 920? Give Amber a try before you upgrade to 925

Got a Nokia Lumia 920? Give Amber a try before you upgrade to 925

Nokia Lumia 920 users tempted by the improved lens of the Lumia 925 and the new Windows Phone's broader ISO support should probably hold off before they trade in, with Nokia's photography chief Juha Alakarhu promising an incoming update will significantly narrow the gap between the phones. While all eyes are on the new Lumia 925 today, Nokia has a pleasant surprise for existing 920 owners, with confirmation that the Amber update due this summer will bring many of the improvements to the older device. Meanwhile, Alakarhu also explained why Nokia's burst-photo system is better than, say, HTC's Zoe approach, and why the Finnish firm would be happy to work on making it better.

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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 Lumia 925 leaks a day early

Nokia Lumia 925 leaks a day early

Nokia's big surprise for Tuesday has apparently been revealed early, with the Nokia Lumia 925 being supposedly pictured in advance of its official unveil. The new Windows Phone, which Nokia teased over the weekend, has been pictured courtesy of arch-insider Evleaks, though technical details are still scant.

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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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