T-Mobile Stores to Introduce the New Nokia Lumia 925


Not long after rumors that Nokia’s new Lumia 928 would lead Verizon’s upcoming lineup, Nokia has announced details on their new Lumia 925, which will be debuting with T-Mobile.

The new Lumia 925 boasts an aluminum and polycarbonate body that’s both lighter and thinner than its predecessor, the 920.  The 925 delivers a 4.5 inch 1280x768 display and runs Windows 8 with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.  Its design specs are an undeniable improvement on Nokia’s current offering, giving it a higher-end feel and appearance.  It will also have an improved software experience, particularly with camera operation.

T-Mobile made waves in March when they announced a shift to no-contract mobile plans, in addition to offering unlimited data.  These offerings disrupted the normal 2-year-contract and capped-data model.  Although they have the fewest number of subscribers amongst the top four carriers, T-Mobile’s no-contract mantra has gotten them a lot of attention.  The addition of a hotly anticipated, high-end smartphone like the 925 to their lineup may serve to reinforce their foothold.

The Lumia 925 is expected to carry a $600+ price tag when it lands in stores this summer.  Typically, no-contract cell phone plans offer minimal - if any - reductions on hardware costs, although they do provide financing plans which allow customers access to new smartphones without the extreme up-front cost. 



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