T-Mobile to get the Nokia Lumia 1525 phablet for its high-end Windows Phone customers?
The differences between the Nokia Lumia 520 and T-Mobile's exclusive Nokia Lumia 521 have to do with the size of the device, which is a bit more than 4mm taller on the latter device, and the UMTS connectivity on T-Mobile's model. The Nokia Lumia 521 also has some differences when it comes to hearing aid compatibility.
Making the Lumia 521 slightly different might have been necessary in order to escape AT&T's exclusivity in the U.S. And the same thing might apply for the Nokia Lumia 1525. By making the Lumia 1525 slightly different in comparison to the Nokia Lumia 1520, it allows T-Mobile to offer its own exclusive version of the phablet, without breaking AT&T's exclusive rights in the states for the Lumia 1520.
We don't believe that this version of the Nokia Lumia 1525, is in any way related to a model with the same name that was rumored to be coming this year, as a sequel to the Lumia 1520. The speculation was that this phone would feature a 6 inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution, a 490ppi pixel density, and have the Snapdragon 805 under the hood. Not only was the rear snapper said to be 25MP or 30MP, solar charging was also rumored for this model.
Now that T-Mobile is selling only refurbished versions of the Nokia Lumia 925, and has started offering the entry-level Nokia Lumia 635, the mobile operator is looking for a top-shelf Windows Phone model to present to its customers. Unfortunately, the tweet from evleaks did not mention any time period as to when we might see this model made available.
source: @evleaks via WPCentral
1. clevername (Posts: 1434; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
This is like a message from god. My 920 just died and I am forced to use this galaxy s4 until payday. Not a bad phone but I miss wp8.1 and android isn't my cup of tea. I was gonna get one of those refurbished 925s but if this is true and I won't have to wait long I'll be in heaven.
2. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
Or you could wait for MS McLaren which is rumoured to also come to T-Mobile as well as Verizon and AT&T
6. joey_sfb (Posts: 3508; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
You can always sell the s4 and buy a lumia 920 again.
I tried wp8 phone find it too primitive. I know wp9 would be better. With check them out when its due.
10. Liveitup (Posts: 1693; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
WP is as flexible if not more so than stock Android. WP is not primitive its modern and trendsetting, look at everyone's adoption of Flat UI, WP started that trend, you must live on Liars avenue.
11. joey_sfb (Posts: 3508; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Why so sound so hurt?
Ask yourself If the world embrace WP8 than everything is cool right?
No... The fact is with your loser mentality you will properly choose Android or whichever under dog OS and champion it to death. LOL!
I know WP8 quite well. Its underpowered hardware need to limit many core functions and features that most Android user has accustom to. That's a fact. Name one unique feature that is WP8 and does not exist in Android or iOS.
12. Liveitup (Posts: 1693; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
You thinking I'm hurt simply shows your childlike state of mind.
The world is embracing WP , Rome wasn't built in a day, ultimate I want to see WP get to the point that all major OS have an even or close to that amount of market share that is good for consumers,choice.
I'm not interested in having a pissing contest with you, I simply stated that WP which you call primitive is actually a trendsetter by changing the UI design landscape from Skeuomorphism to Flat UI. That is a known fact.
You love your platform and ill enjoy mine. For WP it is the slickest, cleanest OS on the market, to me you have ingested a lot of haterade.
20. joey_sfb (Posts: 3508; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Please tell us how is wp8 more flexible than android? A single unique feature that is not available else where?
I ask as I do wanr to know as I might miss it out some how.
29. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
For me it doesn't have.to be more flexible to enjoy and use. I simple want one but need the one that will fit me best or one that peaks my interest
21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Why do you keep entertaining trolls?... Do you like arguing with them, and encouraging them?...
26. joey_sfb (Posts: 3508; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I let you in on a secret. If your wp fan stop attacking android I will not attack wp os.
Notice I only appear after one of your wp fan attack android.
80% of the global smartphone users are using Android and we get negative when wp fan attack android even in wp8 articles.
If you don't to hear negative comments stop being so negative on the leading mobile OS Android.
7. joey_sfb (Posts: 3508; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Since you have a s4 let me show you one of the game I am playing. Check it out if you like action RPG
Soul Craft 2
23. Bernoulli (Posts: 1799; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Why not do what I did, and get a lumia 1020 for free from at&t, then after a month move to t-mobile, get a flip phone on EIP, that way they pay you back for the termination fees and you'd only have to pay a small amount to cancel the new line, plus at&t will have no choice but to unlock your phone for free
3. hurrycanger (Posts: 1364; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
a new high end Lumia to T-mobile? Sounds awesome!
Hope it didn't come from a random 14 year old this time...
4. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 91; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
Wow this is like a 15 inch gold plate for serving a rotten tomato... this great hardware and wp yuk
5. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
Well coming from a android fan obviously you'll be bias. Though people have different opinions.
8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Cause Android has so much to offer than hardly no major apps and games platform.
24. Bernoulli (Posts: 1799; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Yet they lack basics like offline navigation
22. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
That's what I keep saying.. Just completely 100% ignore them.. It's really not that hard.
31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Don't feed and talk to jealous Wp fan boys
Delusional and arrogant ignorant Wp users are. They just hate it when truth is veiled, they ignore the discussion and revert to being repulsive.
28. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Lol what? That one went over my head sir
I had to go up a bit.to understand
9. Liveitup (Posts: 1693; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Windows phone has tons of apps you have a problem counting. I suggest you find yourself a tutor.
13. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Sadly I am a phone whore and just ordered a unlocked z2. I surely want to try a windows phone but there hasn't been a new one in a while that I would consider worthy (1520 would be but is to big).
16. AfterShock (Posts: 3419; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
My bud has a 1520, it sure is a nice phone to hold an feel in hand IMO.
I thought it be more imposing but found it very much doable in appearance.
17. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
See I'm with At&the so the 930 was out of the question. Maybe when they do the next wave.around Nov when I'm up for a renew I'll try one.
18. AfterShock (Posts: 3419; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Yeah, carrier exclusives screw everything up for many folks.
I'd like to see a 930 in person too, that must be a sweet kit to hold.
It's going to be a heated race for consumers dollars this last half of year.
25. Bernoulli (Posts: 1799; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
The lumia icon comes unlocked from Verizon, and it is a whole inch smaller than the lumia 1520
27. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
True, I also hate that vzn doesn't like color in their wp devices. I think colorful nokias and wp go together like peanut butter and jelly lol.
I'll just wait until the successor to the 1020 comes out with better processor and all around better hardware hits.
30. Mreveryphone (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
Will definitely get this phone, played with it in the Microsoft Store and hated I had to leave it behind. Didn't feel like dealing with the hassle of trying to get it unlocked... Went through that headache with the 1020... Att can definitely die a slow one for that fiasco!
32. orielwindow (Posts: 102; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
Ugh.....I left my HTC One Max for the Icon about 4 or 5 months ago. Its been a nightmare. There are a few nice things about this Windows Phone (camera......uh did I mention camera?) but I'm counting the days till the Lg G3. I'm REALLY ready to come back to Android.
33. elitewolverine (Posts: 2386; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
nightmare? What apps are you dying without?
Not to mention this is about the 1520/1525 not the icon. But to each his own, that is like me going into a random android article and talking about the nightmare my note 3 has put me through (android not the device, love the device screen on it).
34. orielwindow (Posts: 102; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
The lack of apps hasn't really bothered me too much, more the little things like usually failing to hold a WiFi connection and the constant various "error" messages that different malfunctions produce. I commented on this because when I first switched from my Max to the Icon I kept thinking "if only I could have a phablet sized version of this phone" so seeing the article about the larger Lumia headset made me think about a larger version of a Windows Phone isn't what I want anymore.
35. elitewolverine (Posts: 2386; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Interesting, havent had those errors myself on the 925. Do you have the 8.1 preview? If you do, MS has a bug reporting app that you can record and send the error to.
36. orielwindow (Posts: 102; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
I do have the preview...thanks for the heads-up on the bug reporting app!