From the Editor's Desk: Live in London, waiting for the Lumia 925
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.
What else does Nokia have in mind for us? We wouldn’t doubt if Nokia updates some of their services and takes Drive+ out of beta status, adding traffic information and more to their popular and free navigation app. Updates to Nokia Music and other Lenses (including maybe a new one) can’t be ruled out either.
Sadly, we’re not expecting a 41MP ‘EOS’ Lumia, tablet nor phablet at this event, but hey anything is possible we suppose and wish we were wrong on this one. But don’t get your hopes up, you’ll just have to settle for a new, thinner, lighter, better built flagship Lumia 92x device. We think we can live with that, so long as we get some good carrier announcements in conjunction with the launch.
Tune in tomorrow at 8:45AM local time where we prep our Live Blog for Nokia’s announcement, which starts at 9AM. You can find your local time by clicking this link.
Later in the day, we have a few interviews with Nokia to bring you and yes, we’ll even plan on having podcast to cover the day’s events that will air live in the late morning/early afternoon US (East coast time), so you late risers can catch up on what happened.
Make sure you come and join in the chat and hang out in our forums to discuss Nokia’s new devices.
Now excuse us as Rich Edmonds and I go have a pint and grab some bits and bobs from the market.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
And a Guinness...
In Canada, a Rogers exclusive on the L920 has not served Nokia well, imo. Get it available from Bell, Telus, and others (Like SaskTel) and I'm sure you'd see it take off...
So that would be 4am central daylight time...
And I also have my doubt regarding the 925 or whatever you wanna call it an improved 920. I think that just like the 928 it will only be a variation. What it may have is the upcoming improvements in software. But I don't imagine it being any better than the 920. And judging by prototypes and renderings, it will certainly be uglier.
Aluminum and built like a tank - i have accidentally thrown mine across the room several times (slippery yes) and it still works after almost 3 yrs now.
Dont discount aluminum material just yet :)