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Determined to claw its way back to the top, Nokia today introduced the latest Windows Phone 8 handset in its Lumia lineup, which updates the polycarbonate shell used in previous models with an aluminum frame.
At an event in London on Tuesday, Nokia took the wraps off its rumored Lumia 925, a follow-up to last year's well-received Lumia 920. The Windows Phone 8 handset brings a new look and feel to the exterior of the device with an updated 4.5-inch AMOLED display and PureView camera enhancements.
In a first for Nokia's flagship Windows Phone line, the Lumia 925 fuses together a polycarbonate body with an aluminum frame which adds strength as well as doubling as an antenna for better reception. Unfortunately for fans of wireless charging, this means purchasing an optional add-on cover, which will be available in yellow, red, white or black.
Nokia has also updated the camera, adding a new Smart Camera mode which promises higher quality images. Up to 10 shots can be taken at once, then edited using tools such as Best Shot, Action Shot or Motion Focus. Some of the handset's software-based imaging improvements will also come to the previous generation Lumia handsets with an "Amber" update this summer.
Unlike previous Lumia models, the Nokia Lumia 925 will debut first in the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain next month from Vodafone and O2, as well as China Mobile and China Unicom at a price "around" 469 Euros. A U.S. release will follow from T-Mobile, although no pricing or release date has been announced as yet.
Curiously, there is no mention of AT&T, who wound up with the exclusive on last year's Nokia Lumia 900 as well as the Lumia 920.
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