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Liveblog: Nokia's introduction of the Lumia 925

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Liveblog: Nokia's introduction of the Lumia 925
Welcome to our Lumia 925 announcement liveblog! We've been hearing about the Nokia Catwalk (Lumia 925) for quite some time, and now the moment has come for Nokia to come clean and introduce the long-anticipated smartphone. Without a doubt, the Lumia 925 will run on Windows Phone 8 OS, however, the handset will be quite different compared to the rest of the Lumias we've seen thus far. What makes it so special? Well, in contrast to the current Lumia smartphones, all of which were very colorful and made of polycarbonate, the Lumia 925 will have a chassis made of metal. In addition to looking cool and classy, this has probably allowed Nokia to make the handset thinner and lighter than the previous Lumias.

Specs-wise, the Lumia 925 isn't expected to be a monster, but then again, no Windows Phone is, due to the strict hardware requirements set by Microsoft itself. Still, the so-called Nokia Catwalk will most probably have a pretty decent specs sheet with a 4.5" 720p display, dual-core processor and a 8.7 MP PureView Phase 2 camera.

Join us for the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 925, scheduled to begin at 5AM ET | 4AM CT | 3AM MT | 2AM PT | 9AM GMT | 11AM CET!

Live event tracker

04:48That's a wrap, guys, this event is now over, but don't you leave PhoneArena, because we have a lot of interesting coverage coming up!
04:43
04:43What follows is a brave question about other upcoming metal smartphones, but naturally, Nokia won't be making such announcements right now.
04:41The Lumia 925 will be 8.5mm thick. Camera hardware and software algorithms have been improved, thankfully!
04:39Asked about whether the 925 will be coming to other US carriers, Jo says that there will be further announcements regarding distribution.
04:38There will be a further Lumia 925 announcement specifically for the Chinese market.
04:38That's all from the presentation, guys. It's Q&A time now.
04:37And that's all from Patrick. Jo is back: "The most innovative smartphone just got better."
04:36The 32GB variant of the Lumia 925 will be exclusive to Vodafone.
04:34Patrick thinks that the Lumia 925 is an even better product than the Lumia 920, thanks to the more compact and lighter design.
04:33
04:33Patrick Chomet from Vodafone is now on stage to talk about the thriving wireless landscape in Europe.
04:31Thankfully, the Lumia 925 is coming to the US, courtesy of T-Mobile - Nokia's faithful partner.
04:30The Lumia 925 will start shipping in June! Retail price before taxes and subsidies will be EUR 469.
04:29Of course, Nokia Lumia 925 will be equipped with Here Maps and Nokia Music. The WP app store now has 145 000 titles.
04:27Smart Camera will debut with the Lumia 928, but will come to other Lumia devices in the summer. Nokia calls it the Lumia Amber Update.
04:26Jo: "I think that one of the best things about Nokia Smart Camera is that you can go back no matter what you do."
04:25
04:25Stefan took a few pictures of Jo and now shows the editing capabilities of the Lumia 925. Great demo, by the way.
04:24And there's Jo Harlow giving us a demo of her basketball skills. All learned in University.
04:23
04:20All of this is very similar to the features found in the latest TouchWiz Nature UX by Samsung.
04:20
04:20Smart Camera captures 10 frames a picture, allowing you to pick the best one later. There's also action shot, motion focus and other fun FX.
04:17Stafan: "Today I'm proud to announce a new camera experience - Nokia Smart Camera."
04:16Jo seems proud that you can share images using Hipstamatic. "A fantastic app for people who love photography."
04:15Harlow is simply giving us a tour of Hipstamatic right now. Thank you, Jooo...
04:14
04:14"When we launch the Lumia 925, I'm gonna be very excited to welcome Hipstamatic to Windows Phone." There you have it - Hipstamatic for WP!
04:12Doesn't sound much more comfortable to us compared to... cable.
04:12Obviously you'll have to put a wireless charging cover to use wireless charging...
04:11The back of the handset is made of polycarbonate. The Camera is 8.7MP with Carl Zeiss lens and LED. Wireless charging is also on board.
04:10The frame is made of aluminum. The antenna performance should be great. No chances of antenna-gate, according to Stefan, but we'll see.
04:08It turns out only the frame, the band surrounding the body is made of metal. It also acts as an antenna, like in the iPhone 4 / 4S.
04:08
04:07"We've advanced the camera lens technology and software algorithm to deliver even better image quality."
04:07
04:07
04:06"Say hello to the Nokia Lumia 925!"
04:06Stefan: "We're continuing to push the boundaries to design."
04:06They are rolling a video of a concert shot with the Lumia 928 - showing us the advanced microphone capable of recording hifi sound.
04:05Since the Lumia 928 didn't get its own unveiling party, Stefan is using this opportunity to showcase Verizon's new WP8 flagship.
04:04Harlow: "Optical image stabilization was a breakthrough" ... "and we were the first to do something like that."
04:03
04:03Jo Harlow, head of Nokia Smart Devices division and Stefan Pannenbecker, head of Product Design are on stage!
03:05We're so excited about the Nokia Catwalk... err... Lumia 925, that is. How about you?
03:03Hey guys, Ray S. here giving you yet another awesome liveblog!

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posted on 14 May 2013, 03:05 1

1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


How about a 20MP camera based on graphene?

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:55

13. raunak (Posts: 494; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


or a N8 sensor with 16-20mp.

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:06 6

2. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Finally... Have been clicking on the refresh button since last night...

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:15 4

7. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Me 2 :D

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:14

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me2 aswell™

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:06 1

3. ngyixian96 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


somewhere to watch live ?

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:07 9

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


http://www.media-server.com/m/p/nwg7igc4

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:12 1

6. ngyixian96 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


thanks

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:11

5. askbingask (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


still about 40 minutes left

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:24 1

8. moroninc (Posts: 170; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


the nerd in me is excited... how about you, i think Nokia should continue to focus on their pureview camera tech.

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:26 1

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


With the liveblog ongoing, looks like I don't have to stay up all night like what I did with samsung and htc's announcement earlier this year

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:32 1

10. SIGPRO (Posts: 393; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Man i am so exited for the EOS hope Nokia does not dissappoint me and all others who are waiting for this monster!

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:47 3

11. raunak (Posts: 494; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


EOS will come come in late Q4 just like 800 and 920. 925 is just a refreshed 920 just like 900 was to 800.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:46

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And they did™

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:55 1

12. mayur007 (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


5 mins left

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:07

14. valapsp (Posts: 469; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Wasn't it on the 15th?

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:16

16. salehsobhan (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Hopes of getting a real pure view lumia is getting slimmer and slimmer.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:24 1

17. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


smart camera ? LOL nokia copies samsung :D

posted on 15 May 2013, 01:15

29. clevername (Posts: 1427; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


these smart camera features are just enhanced versions o features nokia has had in its camera apps since the 920 came out. theyre not copies of samsung.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:24

18. ngyixian96 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


oh , there's a woman playing with a basketball on the stage !!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:33

19. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Jo Harlow is kinda hot.....

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:38

20. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


as much as i love Nokia, i am disappointed with this product, now they started taking the easy way, just like Apple and Samsung...where is the innovation in this device Nokia??!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:45 1

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The only innovation there good at is camera™

And no one cares or bothers about cameras nowadays.....?

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:55

26. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I agree, and support going against cameras in phone! since we started having cameras on phones, companies were thinking only inside the box of "phone with camera"! nothing else!
for God's sake, think out of the box, do something new, innovate!
I am one of those people who doesn't need a camera on his phone, and i hate taking photos, but after all this is my personal point of view

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:42

28. moroninc (Posts: 170; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


i agree, its the only thing they are good at.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:46

23. mousesports (Posts: 236; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


shut the f**k up noobs !!!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:47

24. ngyixian96 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


did they talk about screen size ?

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:56

27. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


it is 4.5"

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:51

25. ngyixian96 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


WTF , is that over ?
OMG , it's lack of details
30 minutes talking new products and other 15 minutes is Q&A

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