T-Mobile To Be Exclusive US Carrier For Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

Nokia-Lumia-925

I guess there was a good reason after all for T-Mobile to remove their current Windows Phone 8 lineup. At an early morning media event in London, Nokia announced the Lumia 925, a Lumia 920 successor of sorts with a “sleek, metal-finished design, new AMOLED display to make it possible to view content from more angles, and new features and advances in our PureView imaging technology for capturing clearer, sharper pictures.” It’s safe to say that with the release of the Lumia 925, T-Mobile customers longing for a true flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the “UNcarrier” will now have exactly that.

Pricing and availability are still unknown, but T-Mobile has already posted their registration page at http://explore.t-mobile.com/nokia-lumia-925. Hit the Nokia link below for a full rundown of the Lumia 925 and all that it has to offer.

Nokia

  • 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA 1280×768 display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 8.7 megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2000mAh battery

Low-Light Photos:

  • Award-winning PureView technology, Carl Zeiss optics and six physical lenses. The Nokia Lumia 925 lets you capture the great moments, day or night. And the beautifully crafted design will turn heads wherever you go.

Nokia Smart Camera:

  • Spend less time planning the shot. Nokia Smart Camera mode lets you take a burst of photos, and then go back later and choose the story you want to tell.

Control The Shot:

  • No more random people walking through your scene. The Remove Moving Object feature in Nokia Smart Camera lets you erase unwanted details to get your picture looking just the way you want.

Put A Smile:

  • Get everyone at their best with the Change Faces feature in Nokia Smart Camera, which lets you combine your favourite expressions from a series of shots into a single perfect group photo.

Feature Full:

  • Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 925 comes packed with great smartphone features. Work on the go with MS Office, enjoy free tunes on Nokia Music and discover the city around you with HERE Maps.

T-Mobile statement:

T-Mobile is excited to continue building on our partnership with Nokia and Microsoft by bringing customers another exclusive device – T-Mobile’s flagship Nokia Lumia 925. T-Mobile’s first LTE Windows Phone 8 device introduces a thin, lightweight metal design and features a large 4.5” PureMotion HD+ display with the latest Pureview™ Camera innovation with an advanced 8.7MP camera. The Nokia Lumia 925 will also come with an extensive catalogue of Nokia services such as the HERE suite of integrated location and navigation services and Nokia Music1. The premium 4G LTE smartphone provides a beautiful and durable device that will help keep customers connected on T-Mobile’s blazing-fast nationwide 4G network.

For those customers interested in the Nokia Lumia 925, they can register at http://explore.t-mobile.com/nokia-lumia-925. Additional Lumia 925 details, including availability and pricing, will be shared at a later date.

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  • CJ

    It looks good but no Xenon flash and only 16gb memory. That is kind of disappointing! Wish T-Mobile would go all out since we have to pay full price for the phone hopefully it is below $500 for that reason.

    • Jose Hernandez

      Nokia makes the phone. I really don’t think T-Mobile had much to do on that. They just want to be the only carrier to have it.

      • aussiedog61

        There is a 32gb option for other carriers (Vodafone), so yes it was T-Mobile’s decision. The lack of an SD card slot exacerbates the problem. Having said that, I still like this phone and since we don’t have any other options for another flagship in the near future I will get it. My HD7 has served me well with 7.8, but it’s time to move up.

    • impasse

      i like how we complain about 16gb here, and yet we like it just fine on our htc ones, gs3s, gs4s, one ses..

      • Ben Jammin’

        Don’t forget iPhones. People just love to hate. Like those people who say Nokia should make Android phones. *facepalm*

        • Wyn6

          Working for T-Mobile, I can unequivocally say that EVERY customer I’ve ordered an iPhone 5 for has opted for the 16 gig model. Actually, let me take that back. I had one customer that got two 32 gig models.
          So, I’d wager it’s only nerds and tech geeks that really want the higher storage capacity. Heck, most people I know still have hard drives in their computers that have no more than 320 gigs of space.

        • Will

          With streaming services such as Pandora, Slacker, and Spotify, lots of storage has become less necessary.

        • CJ

          I just want 32gb for Photo’s. Some places I go T-Mobile’s network does not work and I run low on memory. I use skydrive, so it would be a nice feature.

      • mmunson

        Its because it has no micro-sd slot.

    • Marcelo_L

      Sadly, no. According to a few sites, it’s $610 unlocked for the European model. I would be surprised if this made it to the US for less than $579.

      That is disappointing in a sense, because even though I bought my Note II outright, I’ve been curious about the WP8 phones (I still have my original TMobile Windows Mobile Smartphone from 2002 out of nostalgia).

      I agree with the folks that WP8 is less resource hungry than most Android phones, but still…..I would’ve thought a little higher spec’d phone making it’s way to TMo would’ve been a nice little coup d’etat.

      Anyone looking to ditch their 8X in favor of this phone…hit me up. If the 925 isn’t in a range I consider acceptable for me, I’ll be looking for an 8X (just as an experimental phone for me…..I design software for a living).

  • GSM Helper

    Oh man, only 16gb & no microusb, no wireless charger?

    • http://www.sadude.com/ SaDudE

      Wireless charging is available via snap on cover that also protects the phone but eliminates the camera hump and give you some added color

    • jay_max

      SkyDrive + unlimited data. Makes the 16gb limitation irrelevant.

      • Ben Jammin’

        This^

      • Long Island Steven

        Has MS changed eased their restrictions on what you can and can’t store on SkyDrive?

      • 21stNow

        Phone User + T-Mobile’s EDGE speeds = limitation is relevant.

        • jay_max

          A fair point. I forget about such things in Seattle…hopefully the 2G upgrade keeps progressing and gets to your area.

        • 21stNow

          That’s just it. I’m in a major city (the DC area) so this is “well-covered” with 4G service. However, there are many holes in this service, as I can find myself in multiple places where the service drops down to EDGE. If I’m sitting at home, I’m fine but there are EDGE spots less than a mile away. If I’m sitting in my office, I bounce back and forth between 4G and EDGE. However, if I step outside my office, I’m on EDGE consistently. That seems backwards to me.

        • Will

          I know the feeling. Try going out to the Chesapeake or even Upper Marlboro and you are on EDGE for most of the time.

        • Marcelo_L

          Here, here ! I also live in a major city ( actually just down the road from David “Mr. Tmo” Beren, and I can vouch for the fact that even though I’ve been with TMo ( nee Voicestream nee Omnipoint ) for 13 years and 11 months (Yes, you heard right, longer than most of you “johnny come lately”‘s ) there are still significant holes of EDGE ( Nay, GPRS ) in South Florida ( and I don’t mean in the Everglades either ).

          If I stand in front of my house, I might get either 0 bars of HSPA+ or 1 bar of EDGE, if I go three blocks South or South East I STILL have essentially 0 bars of HSPA+/1 bar EDGE . If I go up to 4 block North, I still have 0 bars of HSPA+/1 bar EDGE. South Florida is LITTERED with pockmarks like this. So many I’ve stopped reporting them, but I know them almost by heart. I can tell when I’m entering a neighborhood when I’m going to get spotty coverage.

          If I’m along a main drag or high way, I’m very likely to get excellent signal. Crimoney, I can even get better signal on Florida’s Interstate Turnpike in most places, than I am standing in front of my own house ( much less standing inside ).

          TMo seriously has to pick up the pace with it’s refarm to HSPA+ of the GSM ranges. Either that, or switch’m directly to LTE.

        • sun_dog

          Time to upgrade that iphone to at least the 4s or 5 so that it can take advantage of the refarmed Tmob network.

        • 21stNow

          Did you mean upgrade my Note II to the Note III? Sorry, it’s not out yet.

        • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

          don’t know your problem, but I get 20-29Mbps every single day on T-Mobile HSPA+42 and full signal most places I go. I’m beginning to think some people are starting to make up all these “EDGE speeds” trolling for those in Major cities.

        • 21stNow

          You’re welcome to come visit me to see for yourself. What reason would I have to troll on tmonews?

        • Deibid

          Actually, the edge speed is quite true. I haven’t had a chance to travel much, put this past weekend I drove from San Diego to Tucson and Phoenix..let me tell you..on the I-10 just outside of phoenix (as well as in between Yuma and Tucson) I had EDGE on my HTC One S. On the other hand, my mom had 4G LTE on her Verizon phone. Now where there was 3G for her, I had no signal. BTW, I am a tmo employee.

          So unfortunately, what people say is true. If you are in a major city, data speeds are great (I have gotten up to 20mbps on my HTC One S)…but outside of a major city it is horrible.

        • kalel33

          I’ve recently been in Denver, Wichita KS, and Kansas City and there are 2G spots in all of the metros. Even going from Denver to Kansas City along I-70, I lost coverage(0 bars) for about 50 miles and most of the time I was on GPRS and if I was lucky then 2G. It wasn’t until I was getting closer to some of the bigger cities that I was back into HSPA+ territory.

        • JB

          What part of KC did you travel through? I live in Kansas City and I can guarantee you that you get pretty darn good coverage all over the whole KC Metro area. I’ve yet to run into any 2G spots. (at least no more major than than any of the other three carriers) Get really far out in any direction (about an hour or so outside of the Metro) then you start to see the flaws in T-Mobile’s network. But by that time, it’s all country road and cows. (probably not the best place to lose your signal. Haha) though building penetration could be a little better…

        • kalel33

          The spots I was having 2G in was South of the Grandview triangle and near 18th and State avenue, which I’m glad I only visit my in-laws there once in a great while. It’s a little too close to Quindaro Blvd for my tastes.

        • JB

          Haha. Oh my word. I have a sister that lives in that area (Quindaro) I try not to go there too often myself (it’s been a minute) so you may be right about the various pockets there. had my fill of that area as a kid… (I used to live off of 14th and State… Oh the joys of East Wyandotte County lol)

          The closest I get to Edge is when I’m at my brothers house off 78th and State. I bounce between no signal, edge, 4G and LTE sporadically, but get a strong 4G/low LTE signal when I step outside. It gets considerably stronger near the Speedway. He’s on Sprint and before that AT&T, and he has the same problem in his house and that area.

          I don’t recall having any problems south of the Grandview Triangle. When I was out that way this past weekend, the only thing I noticed is I was bouncing between a low LTE and about moderate 4G signal.

        • kalel33

          I don’t know why my Sister in-law still lives there. They live right next to a park where two people have been shot and you know it’s bad when a street,(Quindaro) has an HBO special done on the amounts of people killed on that one street in one year. That year of the documentary, I believe were 54 people gunned down….on one street.

        • John

          No it is not like that. Problem with T-Mobile is it is great at some places and really not great some other places.
          So it really depends on where you live. On my AT&T I see this less but on T-Mobile phone I see this more places.
          T-Mobile need to improve networks and coverage.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

    I can hardly believe what I’m reading. T-Mobile the exclusive carrier for a high-end flagship Windows 8 phone!

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      Not just “an” Exclusive, this is for the time being “the” Worldwide Flagship for Windows Phone. Very Nice Magenta, very nice.

      • kalel33

        It’s a 920 with a a different case and different firmware for the camera. It doesn’t have wireless charging like the 920/928 and doesn’t have a xenon flash like the 928, It’s just a skinnier 920 with more options for the camera.

    • sun_dog

      For 6 more months until ATT snags another 6 month lockdown. Still, it’s nice to have a decent windows phone on Tmob.

  • James

    FINALLY!!! T-Mobile gets a nokia windows phone flagship!

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Not mad at all about “this” Exclusive… hehehee Even tho the specs don’t really blow away my htc One, I really like the
    look and “probably” feel of the device. I wouldn’t be upset that only
    the chassis is Aluminum and the backside matte Polycarbonate, I’m quite
    sure it’ll feel like silk. Nokia is good at Polycarbonate feel in hand
    compared to Samsung’s cheap feeling “hyper Glaze”.

    • the2000guy

      Hyper glaze. That reminds me to donuts LOL

  • GwapoAko

    Complaints!!! Complaints!!!!

    • Ben Jammin’

      No no, it’s DEVELOPERS!! DEVELOPERS!! ;)

  • ceegii63

    LUMIA 928 here i come

    i just hope your AWS HSPA+ and Band 4 LTE really are there

    • kalel33

      I thought 928 was exclusive to Verizon.

      • Peter

        I guess he means he is switching to Verizon!

    • Fish

      Yes, 925 is LTE.

  • jammie343

    THis must be a joke..
    -only 1 Gb RAM
    -a flagship without Full-HD?? The GS4, HTC One and Xperia are 1920 x 1080..
    -no NFC

    • Guest911

      You must be an Android user.

      • Trevnerdio

        Are you saying that Android users have higher standards than Windows Phone users? That’s not good :p

        • James Harding, Jr.

          No, he means that he is used to the stats having to be extreme for his OS to run decently. Main reason I switched to WP.

        • Guest911

          Thank you.

    • bleeew

      Its a WP. It isn’t resource intensive like android.

    • techymexican

      It does have NFC, I do not want a 1080P screen and have horrible battery life. and 1GB of Ram works perfectly on Windows phone, actually 256MB of Ram works perfectly on Windows Phone, can’t say the same thing about android.

      • 987ERT

        Ha ha.. that’s why as a techie myself I would never get a Windows phone. Dumbed down phones and os.

        • techymexican

          explain the dumbed down part? getting worse battery life on 1080p, having an operating system that works perfectly no matter how much RAM it has. Its an incredible achievement. Hence why the lumia 521 exist, it’s a cheaper Windows phone that works perfectly even with 512MB of Ram. Honestly a ‘techie’ should be impressed with this achievement while an android phone with 512MB of RAM, will lag a significant amount.

        • Ben Jammin’

          What he means to say is, more efficient OS on magnificent hardware. ;)

        • the2000guy

          So the iOs and windows Os are the only ones that work efficiently without requiring a lot of Ram. I used to have windows mobile 6.5 and I liked it but the apps were limited. I remember HTC sensation when it upgraded to ICS and started lagging heavily and also the Gs2 lagged and the battery life was a nightmare. GS3 worked great.

        • Alex Zapata

          Go home troll.

    • http://www.facebook.com/renee.gerber.3 Renee Gerber

      Um… ALL of the WP8 phones come with NFC. Also, unlike Android, WP doesn’t NEED 2GB of RAM or higher to function properly. You can just move on if the Lumia 925 and WP in general aren’t your thing.

  • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

    Im in shock did T-Mobile announce an exclusive Nokia flagship windows 8 phone? …….. well keep them coming T-Mobile ….. but please offer more storage options not just 16GB

    • Smith

      16GB + Every Windows Phone comes with free 7GB SkyDrive so basically 23GB! :)

    • chuey101

      Sit tight I don’t think final memory has been confirmed. Could still offer a 32gb version.

  • Disappointed

    needs SD card storage. There’s always something, isn’t there? :(

    • ok

      The S4 is as close to perfect as we’ll get for the time being.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    not much of a flagship yet i suppose when in terms of Windows Phone it is .. still i don’t know why they didn’t stick with the vibrant colors .. that’s the one thing Lumia is all about .. oh well .. i don’t think a lot of people are itching to get a Windows Phone exclusive to TMO anyway . suppose we’ll see price wise.

    • Fish

      It’s not so bad, eh? The snap on back/cover for wireless charging comes in Lumia colors at least.

      • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

        yeah that’s true

  • Ben

    T-Mobile finally gets an exclusive, flagship device. I’m in the Android basket but I’m still happy for our dear Magenta. Too bad some people still find things to complain about. Why don’t we just take this as good news for now?

    • kalel33

      They’ve had exclusives before on flagship phones, just not in the last year.

      • Ben

        Do you really think I didn’t know that? Since you’re so smart, please tell us the last flagship phone that was exclusive to T-Mobile, besides the HTC HD2 or the MyTouch. My point was instead of complaining about the specs we should accept the news with open arms, since it has been so long since we had an flagship exclusive.

        • kalel33

          I actually thought you didn’t know, based on your first sentence of “T-mobile finally gets an exclusive, flagship device.”, which asserts that T-mobile hasn’t ever had an exclusive flagship phone. For your question the last two were the LG G2X(first dual core smartphone in the US and LG’s flagship device) and the HTC Amaze(which was just a variant of the HTC Rezound/Ruby but nonetheless a flagship phone for HTC at that time). Last year was the first year that T-mobile went without an exclusive flagship phone. Really I didn’t think of the Amaze as a flagship exclusive because it’s just a variant of the same phone, just like the Nokia.

          The 925 is just a variant of 920, just like the 928 is. I’d rather have the xenon flash and wireless charging of the 928, but that’s just preference. If you want a skinnier phone with less options then that’s your preference.

        • JB

          Well if we’re gonna play that game, you’re wrong. Technically, the Nexus 4 would have been the last “exclusive” that T-Mobile got, being that you couldn’t exactly walk into a AT&T Store and pick one up. :-P

        • kalel33

          I agree that you could call it an exclusive but would you categorize the Nexus 4 as a flagship phone? It’s made by LG and they have other phones that are characterized more as a “flagship” phone. You could also buy the Nexus 4 from Google Play. I guess you could say that T-mobile had the exclusive on charging you $100 more if you buy it from them. The Nokia 710 and the HTC One S were also exclusives but not a flagship phones.

        • JB

          You could call the Nexus 4 a flagship. The Nexus name belongs to Google, and they control the software updates, the hardware is just not manufactured in house.

          The One S… That’s a little more tricky, as the 2012 One series all could be labeled as flagship, but T-Mobile got shafted by getting the inferior variant while AT&T got dibs on the X and Sprint got a version using the EVO brand.

          But I totally see your points, though. At the end of the day, it’s all marketing fluff, smoke and mirrors to pull consumers one way or the other…

  • kev2684

    with these specs i expect it to cost less to manufacture and will cost way less in retail than any high-end phones out right now.

  • 21stNow

    So now that the “exclusive” shoe is finally on the Magenta foot, will all the naysayers still say that device exclusives are bad for the industry?

    • JB

      Actually, as much as I love T-Mobile, I still think so. However, there’s something a tad refreshing about T-Mobile finally getting an exclusive, but I totally know what you mean. Lol

      • kalel33

        I wouldn’t really call it an exclusive. It’s just a different version of the same phone. If we go by that logic then the HTC Amaze, Samsung Vibrant, HTC One S, and Samsung Galaxy S 4G were exclusives. T-mobile has had real exclusives, they had the LG G2X(first dual core phone), HTC G2, Mytouch line, HTC HD2/HD7, etc. All of which were high end for the time and had no version that was available on another carrier.

        • JB

          Hey, well the title of this article says exclusive, so I’m running with that. :-)

        • kalel33

          The variant is definitely an exclusive, but it’s as exclusive as AT&T having the black HTC One. It’s just it’s not so exclusive that no other carrier carries the phone. It’s more of a “me too” exclusive. That’s the reason why I stated “I wouldn’t” call it an exclusive. I think it’s more semantics by attaching an exclusivity tag to a device that available with 2 other carriers.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37514076 Niko Micheaux

          At&t had the HD7S actually!

        • kalel33

          My bad, I actually forgot about the HD7S. You are correct on that one.

    • sun_dog

      It will be interesting to see if TMob and ATT continue to release flagship phones 6 months apart. If so, it would be a brilliant move by Nokia that would let them incrementally upgrade their phones more quickly under the guise of it being for a different carrier. Now if Sprint gets in the mix, you’ll probably see something similar on the CDMA side. What I can’t tell is if this is happening across the pond and in Canada too. Does anyone yet see if Rogers is getting it, or if it’s going to someone else?

    • PiCASSiMO

      I still think exclusive releases are bad for both the consumers and OEMs.

  • D_Wall__

    TAKE MY MONEY!! Good Bye Iphone5!

  • Dj Chea

    I’m not hating on the “exclusive” tag but wasn’t the 810 also “exclusive” to T-mobile too… At&T isn’t going to let T-Mobile have the better “exclusive”. I bet something else is coming soon for them… which will suck for us… but I’m still excited for wp8… now if they will just get Instagram it would be complete

    • D Velasquez

      att most likely gets the lumia 928 like verizon

      • Malcolm Gideon

        The 928 & 925 are variants of the 920,not sucessors. AT&T already has its 9xx phone. I’m sure these 2 phones are just results of the AT&T 9xx exclusive deal expiring. It was rumored to have been for 6 months…and well, its been 6 months in May.

        • aussiedog61

          ^^ This

    • Fish

      At the Nokia event they were showing off one of the camera apps that will share photos to all social websites, including instagram, with filters and the like. I don’t use instagram so I wouldn’t know if that would be an acceptable substitution.

  • Whiskers

    What T-Mobile needs now is to convince HTC to build a high end WP with the same specs as the ONE with front facing speakers and same build quality.
    Then T-Mobile will have two high end WP’s to choose from.

    • Will

      HTC needs to focus on Android. Remember the original Nexus device? HTC can build really nice phones if they focus on just a couple instead of following the Samsung model.

      • Whiskers

        I’m ok with that but they CAN make nice WP’s if they want to.
        Nothing wrong with more choices.

    • Fish

      -WP8 doesn’t need so much RAM to work smoothly.
      -I believe the Blue update will provide support for higher resolution screens (it’s 4.5in, you can’t really tell anyway)
      -Larger storage options would be a good option for a wider audience but i’ve been using a 16GB phone for 2 years and barely using half of it.
      -I agree with you on the front speaker…why do manufacturers not do this? A few years ago you would put the phone face down on a table for speaker phone but now we all want to hear our videos without cupping the back of the phone for sound!

      • Whiskers

        Yes , that’s why i really would like front facing speakers on my next smartphone. Makes visual / voice alot better too.

    • Marcelo_L

      I agree with Fish’s comments about WP8 for the most part. But frankly, if HTC made a push with a WP8 version of the “One”, it would have an excellent chance of doing well. WP8 on a device with that sort of underlying power would present itself as an absolute monster. You think Blinkfeed scrolls nicely on JB ? I’ve futzed around with friends 8X ( I have trusting friends, what can I say) the UI on WP8 is actually leaving me impressed as (Project, anyone)”Butter”. And for me, that says a lot. I’ve never been one who’s been a proponent of the “Metro” UI paradigm (vehemently to the contrary, in fact), but I’m growing more impressed, the more I use it.

      Maybe I just need to write that killer app for WP8 and retire.

  • Alex Zapata

    No word on WiFi calling being available?

    • Fish

      WiFi calling is/will be available on the 8x and 521 by the end of the month. I don’t see why this one can’t get it either.

      • Marcelo_L

        Read a write-up ( google it, people ), that says the update will start rolling out starting on the 20th of this month ( May ).

        Enjoy.

      • Alex Zapata

        I already knew about the 521 and the 8X, but without an official statement I I’ll have to keep holding my breath.

      • kalel33

        My friend was hoping they’d actually update the 710 to get WIFI calling, but they didn’t support the 710 when it came to the 7.8 update, so why would T-mobile do an update for WIFI calling? That’s what’d scare me the most with buying a Windows phone on T-mobile, is whether they will update the phones or not.

  • GSM Helper

    The question is WHEN can I buy it. I need it now, please! This will be my last chance to give WP another shot before moving to some Android device.

    This is not really high end compare to some specs of Android devices, but for WP, it’s the best it could be at the moment. I hope Nokia will fully support WP on their devices.

    • Fish

      Nokia event said they are shipping in June.

    • Brian

      What is high-end?
      My Nokia Lumia 900 with one single core beats every Android phones my co-workers have at work (Samsung, HTC, Motorola).
      any I am not just saying it we had real test many many times and there was no single time they could beat my phone in speed and features.
      Quad-Core phone with lag is not better than a very smooth fast single core phone.
      And Lumia 925 at the moment is one of the high-ends phones and you can’t find any phone in market that can beat picture and sound quality of 925!

  • rob

    Okay I’m convinced, I want this as my secondary phone. I really wanted the Q10 to be my secondary but judging from the reviews the OS needs to mature a lil bit more. If the 521 supports WiFi calling then this should do the same. *looks back up at phone* …wasn’t this supposedly going to have a metal/aluminum back as well :/ can’t have everything I guess, should still be able to break the ground before it breaks itself though

    • Marco Yip

      Have no worry, my 800 has won many battles against floors and hasn’t skipped a beat.

      • rob

        Ah good to know Nokia is still the same Nokia I knew 8 years ago.

        • the2000guy

          I love that Nokia still as good as always!!! i will buy one if it supports WifiCalling

    • David

      I have Windows Phone for over 2 years and believe me OS is mature. It is fats smooth and capable. It has all features other phones has and even more than others. But yes of course there is always room for improvement and not just window sPhone for every OS out there.

      • rob

        Yeah I’ve had WP before, even in the windows mobile days on the HD2 and then moved up to the HD2. Its a great OS, it really helped me be productive with office work and I loved being able to touch up letters and PowerPoint. The lack of apps is prob what kept me from getting distracted but the os itself is one of the snappiest I’ve used

    • Dudes

      the 521 will support wifi calling in an update thats rolling out next week

  • ruffst

    This is awesome! I’ve been eyeing the Lumia 920 on craigslist to use on T-Mobile. Anyone have any advice on whether I should get the 920 or wait this out? 920 is going for 250-300 on CL.

    • ziggy123

      Waited this long. Hold off a bit and see what the initial reviews are for this device and pricing. Then you can make a reasonable comparison of features/price/timeline.

      • kalel33

        The reviews will be exactly the same as the 928, except with lack of the xenon flash and wireless charging but the added firmware upgrade in features for the camera.

    • D_Wall__

      I would spent the money and get the T-Mobile Branded 925

    • http://www.facebook.com/renee.gerber.3 Renee Gerber

      Take it from someone who just got a Rogers unlocked 920 to use on T-Mobile – wait for this beauty that is the 925. I’m sure it’ll be more than worth it!

    • Peter

      I have 920 on AT&T and just love it. Lumia 925 is basically is same as AT&T 920 but for T-Mobile.
      Design is different but not in a bad way. I think both 920 and 925 are awesome phones and they both look great. You can’t go wrong with either of them.

      But I think it’s better to go with 925 since it designed for T-Mobile network. Nokia Lumia 920 doesn’t give you speed that 925 gives you on T-Mobile.

      • WW

        Peter, are you an AT&T customer who just slums with us T-Mobile customers/fans/trolls. Why do you hang around here?

        As a TMo customer, I visit here to see what’s coming for me and have only rarely visited any dedicated news sites for the other carriers.

        Just curious.

        • Peter

          @ WW

          Did I troll/Spam here!? Or I just used logic and tried to help someone here!?

          But just if you need to know… I was with T-Mobile for over 10 years and liked them very much but I was tired of waiting for T-Mobile to get only crappy cheap Android phones and no flagship Windows Phone like Lumia 900, 920 and etc. because I didn’t like laggy Android phones and will never get any Android phones again ever.

          So we said enough is enough and finally we switched to AT&T and got Lumia 900 and then later 920 which we like them very much.

          But still we have one or two T-Mobile lines left in family/friends and sometimes I come here to see what is new for T-Mobile since I am the one that usually help them to get their phones or best deals possible for them.
          And I come here only when there is news about Windows Phone on T-Mobile otherwise there is no reason to come visit since we are not interested in anything Android.
          Anyways… I hate troll/spams and I was just trying to help someone by saying 925/920 are basically same and he is better off with the one designed for T-Mobile.
          Hope this answered your question.

        • Ordeith

          We have been T-Mobile customers for over a decade as well, and I gotta say I am really interested in seeing how the AT&T AIO options pan out. AT&T’s network with TMobile prices is an awfully tempting thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renee.gerber.3 Renee Gerber

    This is really awesome. The 925 is simply gorgeous, and I’m impressed that it’s going to be LTE capable. Should please a lot of customers!

    • WW

      I don’t think it’ll please very many customers considering T-Mobile’s, currently very limited LTE network. I don’t even think I’ve seen any ads touting their LTE network yet. That means that the average consumer doesn’t even know that T-Mobile has an LTE network.

      They’re selling portable LTE (I’m assuming they have HSPA+ as well) hotspots in Atlanta but it’s not live out here yet.

  • http://twitter.com/xchaser xchaser

    yes I have waited long enough, thanks T-Mobile.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Is there a specific launch date or did I miss it in the article?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18000494 Justin Black

      You missed nothing. T-Mobile will be the last launch partner to get the 925. June, maybe. Right before the rumor mill churns again for EOS.

      • WW

        Except that the article and a T-Mobile announcement explicitly states that T-Mobile will be the “exclusive” carrier for the 925.

        • Cornelius Hardy

          The 925 will be the exclusive flagship phone for T-mobile, but the other carriers are still getting their own versions just with different numbers. 920,925,928. I say forget the other carriers and just give it only to T-mobile.

    • Cornelius Hardy

      Shipping in June according to the press conference if anyone else watched it.

    • Cornelius Hardy

      Shipping in June according to the press conference if anyone else watched it.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    What would have been awesome if T-Mobile was carrying a exclusive Android powered Nokia Device. That would have made big headlines. Only in my dreams….

    • JB

      I’d snap that puppy up in a heartbeat!

      • kalel33

        I would love to buy a Nokia Android phone. They were the best call quality and reception of any phones I ever had, and they were extremely reliable.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Ikr I love the old nokia’s they are stylish and look cool too bad they never came to the USA.

        • Ordeith

          WP is really the better OS.

        • superg05

          yes thats why its doing so well

        • kalel33

          You know Ordeith, I don’t have a problem with the WP OS. I would actually look at maybe using it if almost all the apps I use were not on Windows or did not have an app that’s just as good. It’s simple, the Windows App store sucks, and I’d be a little bit gun shy after what T-mobile and MS did to the 710 and 810 for updates.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Me too I’m patiently waiting but who know if it will become a reality

      • WW

        I’d like to see a Nokia Android phone just to increase our choices.

        For me, the purchase would depend on value (price/performance). Nexus 4 (even though it’s aging fast) is still tops in value ATM.

        • Ordeith

          I think the value proposition is beat by both the 521 ($130) and the 620 ($180). And the Nexus 4 is even subsidized by Google in the US.

    • John

      Nokia make great and awesome phones which are Windows Phone.
      They don’t make crappy phones (Android) for that you can have your plastic Samsung Galaxy.

      • Josh Hernandez

        OMG shut up! shut up! shut up! you know its a freakin fact that nokia could only benefit from making an android device!

        • Paul

          Only person here needs to shut up is you that don’t know how to be polite. Nokia is smart they are not like HTC. They were smart and went with Windows Phone and you will see a freaking fact is Android is big mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    This could have been a great device but T-Mobile again decides to take a phone with just about no internal storage, same with just about every new phone they picked up. T-Mobile gives the exclusive of the SGS4 with 32gb of int storage to their competition, AT&T, this goes the same with the HTC One. Always the leftovers never the star of the show. This phone is DOA. The phone has a great camera to take many pictures with but no where to put them, right, makes a shit load of sense. Don’t buy 2nd rate devices, it would have cost them about 10 extra bucks to bump up the storage to make this phone a solid device instead of a kids toy.

    • WW

      Yeah, less than $10 to up the storage from 16GB to 32GB but $50 or $100 more for the consumer.

      • Cornelius Hardy

        32gb should be a minimum for new phones that come out. You can’t constantly create more stuff, and expect consumers to still fit it all in a small space. On the other hand, memory cards are pretty cheap these days. I pick up 16gb on sale at CompUSA on sale for around $8. It only sucks if your phone does not have a removable card.

  • Rand0m3

    It’s “almost” the phone I was waiting for. I really liked the prior materials for the 920 so I am curious how well the aluminum case holds up and I have an 8x with 16 GB and I almost ran out of space just syncing my old apps and the offline maps for “Here” and a bit of music. I would have absolutely loved having extra storage or at least the option to add storage. Lets face it, I like tMo prices but the connection is not always good enough to use streaming data/music on demand (I live in a sub-sub-suburb…) and even when my phone says 4g it sometimes has rates comparable to 2g.
    It is without a doubt the best nokia phone ever on TMo so I may get it just to show love as this phone is definitely closer to what I want than my 8x. I’ll have to see some durability tests though.

    • Smith

      Anything you have like pictures or office files simply sync it with SkyDrive (7GB) and that is extra 7GB for you to have and it make room for other stuff.
      I love how Windows Phone and SkyDrive all works together and basically add 7GB to your storage room.

  • steveb944

    Man this UnCarrier deal is working out great for devices!

  • Shawndh

    Why does this phone only have 16GB of internal storage? Someone should be slapped fired for this!

    • Smith

      Well it is 16GB + 7GB Free SkyDrive so it is kind of 23GB! :)

      • Shawndh

        No, it’s NOT!

        • David

          Yes, It is! :)

        • ChilenoinUsa

          For me it would be 41GB – I was one of the fortunate to get 25GB free skydrive.

    • chuey101

      i would wait for official specs before deciding. I dont think those are official and there will be 32gb versions for certain carriers, hopefully tmo is one of them.

  • None

    the camera lense cover is huge. do they make the covers out of plastic or something like gorilla glass. I mean, is the huge lense cover going to be covered in scratches just from laying it on the counter over and over.

    • Alex Zapata

      If memory serves me well, Nokia has a habit of using gorilla glass as a lens cover.

  • MidloJagz

    The real question.. is with the upcoming 521, and the 925.. why did they remove all mention of WindowsPhone off the website.. UGH. Its hard to be a WindowsPhone fan and a Tmo one at the same time.. it truly is.

    • Cornelius Hardy

      I know. I was trying to buy a 8x and they were missing online, and no retail store had them. I came here and saw that I wasn’t the only one. Ended up settling for a 521 off HSN and it arrives tomorrow, but keeping a backup HD2 just in case.

  • AtlantaGuy

    Hi David, any word on this phone getting wifi calling update like the 521?

    Thanks

  • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I’m so Happy for T-Mobile and all the moves they’ve been making this year (Even though it’s some BS they’ve been doing to employees and customer service). I love the diversity in devices, even if I’m not gonna be purchasing or using them all. I’m happy with my HTC One, but if I hadn’t bought it and I was still going for a WP8 device like i wanted before, I would really highly consider this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randall.lind Randall Lind

    ROFL Nokia should just give up

    • David

      You should also give up and stoop posting crap and BS.

      • http://www.facebook.com/randall.lind Randall Lind

        See how great the windows phone platform is no one wants windows 8 because of it.

        • Vladmir4

          Agree. Only failing comm company can make failing phone model an “exclusive”. You can do nothing with this. Hint: Bellevue WA is close to Redmond WA.

        • http://about.me/willfuhrman Will Fuhrman

          Only one small fact that’s missed there. The growing Windows Phone 8 market share.

          According to the latest report from Kantar which tracked US smartphone sales:

          H/T: Engadget – http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/03/kantar-smartphone-q1-2013/

          Windows Phone 8 is now at about a 5.6% share of the US market, which is up from the same three-month period ending in April 2012. This is likely due to the now increasing exposure of the platform, the availability of more top-tier apps and more carriers promoting the phones. Case in point on Verizon where Windows went from 0.2% to 6.8% of phones compared to the same three-month period last year.

          At the same time Android lost market share while Apple gained and Blackberry seems to be holding on by a thread.

          The data shows that Windows Phones are making headway in the market and Nokia is without doubt leading that charge. Only time will tell whether it is enough to make Windows Phone a viable contender against iOS and Android.

          I have no doubt that it can.

  • Gsm Helper

    Will this device available thru 3rd party like Wal-mart, Best Buy, etc… or just tmo online and stores? What I really try to get into is if it can be subsidized via classic plan instead of un-carrier installment plan.

  • rafig

    if you have a tmobile phone they will give you a prize for it , and exchange for another one . ti am doing it for my htc 8x and they are giving a good deal.

    • Mike

      Who will give you a prize or exchange for it?

    • Cornelius Hardy

      How much are they giving you for the 8x.

    • Cornelius Hardy

      How much are they giving you for the 8x.