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We're still on the floor here at Nokia's event in London and we're preparing for an imminent interview with SVP Product Design, Stefan Pannenbecker. While we have some questions we'll put forward, we'd like to know what you guys want to have answered. What continues to influence design? How will Nokia innovate on what's currently available? We'd like to hear all your queries.

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Okay folks, it's time for another quicky reader poll! Today's topic: the Lumia 925.

We can already tell this one is causing some divisions, with those thinking its not a worthy Lumia 920 upgrade (even though it's not positioned as such) and those who finally have a reason to get a flagship Nokia (or even the opportunity, hello T-Mobile!).

Which camp do you fall into: hit or miss? Take the poll and let your voice be heard.

 

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Nokia Lumia 925 Forums are now open!

Have questions about the Lumia 925? Want to discuss if your carrier is getting it? Want to talk about how Nokia nailed it (or flubbed it)? You'll want to head to our new Lumia 925 sub-forum to get your discussion on. If you're already not a member of the largest Windows Phone site in the world, well, today's your chance!

Forums - Nokia Lumia 925

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We’re still here in London, playing around with the recently announced Nokia Lumia 925. We’re talking to Nokia about the device and learning all sorts of bits of information, which we’ll share later today. For now, you can feast your eyes on our hands on video and some high quality shots.

For those of you who dismissing this as just another 920, we’d suggest you reconsider. The phone feels like a Lumia 720 (which we love) but it has the 920 guts inside, making it a very compelling device for those who want a thinner, lighter phone. It’s not an iteration of the 920, but “another expression” of it.

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Nokia today announced the Lumia 925, alongside the Lumia 928. The two new flagship Windows Phones (yes - both are high-end mobile operator exclusives) will help the manufacturer continue to push through into the US market, Vodafone (UK, Italy, Spain, Germany) and China Mobile The Lumia 925 will be heading to T-Mobile later this summer and the company has managed to produce something rather magical in an aluminium package.

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Just a quick reminder to join Windows Phone Central in just 9 hours for Nokia’s press event here in London, UK. Nokia will be streaming the event, which we’ll have embedded with our live blog, including commentary and instant photos of the event as it happens. Bookmark: www.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-live-blog-may

Join in with the largest Windows Phone community around to share your thoughts and stick around throughout the day as we bring you hands-on extensive coverage of whatever Nokia reveals tomorrow!

The event starts at 10am London time, though we’ll be rolling around 9:45am beforehand in preparation. Not sure what time that is locally? Click this link to get your relative time of the event and set those alarm clocks!

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We told you earlier that we’d do an unboxing and give you our first impressions of Verizon’s new flagship Lumia, the 928. The device is due any day now on the carrier for $99 on contract and while it’s not the sexiest Lumia we’ve handled, as Han Solo once quipped: she has it where it counts, kid.

The Lumia 928 features a stunning 4.5” AMOLED display, the same highend PureView camera as the Lumia 920 but with a bonus Xenon flash, a high quality rear speaker with digital amplifier and a unique design that only Verizon users will get to experience. It’s a Lumia 920 but refined: thinner and easier to handle.

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Huawei Ascend W1 spotted at Walmart

We knew the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone was destined to Wal-Mart and now are seeing signs that the Windows Phone 8 device has arrived.

Listed for $229.88, the Huawei was spotted at the local Wal-Mart in Foley, Alabama (down near the coast). The no-contract purchase is restricted to the $45/30-day Unlimited Nationwide data, text and talk Smart Talk plan.

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Skype seems to get mixed responses from a lot of you. Microsoft bought the communication giant back in 2011. Since then Windows Phone users have dreamed of a seamless Skype experience on their devices. That hasn’t exactly happened, but it’s still nice to see the app get updates, like it did today.

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Official GoPro app finally drops for Windows Phone 8

We first saw the official GoPro app for Windows Phone back at CES. That was early January and at the time we were told to expect it about a month later. A month came and went. Then we saw the app on display with Nokia during Mobile World Congress. Then we learned we would see it during spring. Since today still counts as spring, they stayed true to their word. The app is now available for download.

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Microsoft has been busy polishing up Skydrive. Starting today Skydrive will offer a timeline view of your photos to help you navigate through all your images a little more efficiently.

Skydrive users will also see improvements with respect to upload performance (twice as fast) with the Skydrive desktop app and full resolution uploads from your Windows Phone has become available to all markets.  

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Although Monday started off as a slow day, tomorrow promises to bring quite a lot of news from Nokia. Yes, we’re here live in London for the next two days to cover Nokia’s next big announcement, which as you probably know by now is the Nokia Lumia 925—a thinner, lighter and more advanced Lumia 920.

Indeed we’ll also be getting our review unit for the Verizon Lumia 928, a device that was just announced Friday and will be due out in the coming weeks for $99 on contract. Look for our unboxing and hands on video with that device in a few hours as we’ll give you our first impressions.

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When we first took a look at Runtastic back during Fitness Month we called it one of our favorite apps on Windows Phone. Since then the app has gotten better, with recent updates bringing it on par with its iOS and Android counterparts and great Windows Phone 8 support. Starting today you can now get Runtastic hardware – like their heart rate monitor – in the U.S.

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Nokia Lumia 925 image leaked (Updated)

@evleaks has built a reputation on providing new device images in advance of the "official" releases. This go around, they have leaked an image of what may be the Nokia Lumia 925, aka "Catwalk".  It's a low-res image but you get a hint of the thinner form factor the Lumia 925 will offer.

The good news is that we won't have long to wait with Nokia's London event just around the corner where we expect the Lumia 925 to be announced. The Lumia 925 is expected to be fairly identical to the Lumia 920 but with a thinner, lighter body and an advanced camera.

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As fans eagerly await for the Warner Bros. film, Man of Steel to be released, they're now able to download the official app for Windows Phone. Nokia has struck yet another exclusive deal and Man of Steel is currently available on Lumia hardware only. So what's the app all about and should you be interested?

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Just ahead of Nokia's new device revaluation in London, which is supposed to spearhead a whole new wave of new Lumia phones and an exciting new year for the manufacturer, there comes rumor that Chinese Windows Phone OEMs will play their cards cautious for 2013.

Citing insider sources, Chinese tech site WPDang claims that Huawei will churn out one single new Windows Phone for the new year: the Ascend W2, which reportedly sports a 5" screen. Not much to look up to, just this one shot.

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Instagraph is an unofficial Instagram app for Windows Phone, which enables consumers to upload and share photos with other users. Utilising a workaround to get past restrictions with Instagram APIs, the team has gone from only allowing a limited number of submissions to no limits at all. The team has improved its service since launch and an update is planned for the near future.

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Nokia as of late has been all about teasing new phones before their announcement. The Verizon Nokia Lumia 928's camera was repeatedly teased before its formal reveal on Friday, and with a new Nokia Lumia announcement scheduled for Tuesday in London, Nokia's at it again. This time the teasing is happening on national television in the UK on Channel 4, with an advertisement noticed by TechCrunch that focuses on the camera of an as-of-yet unannounced Lumia device, followed by title cards reading "More than your eyes can see" and "The new Nokia Lumia is coming". In other words, the Catwalk cometh.

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