Nokia celebrates Lumia 925 release in Germany with other markets to follow

Nokia has celebrated the release of the Lumia 925 Windows Phone in Germany, while other markets will follow suit in the coming weeks and beyond. If you're interested in picking one up, be sure to follow our feeds where we highlight the latest deals and offers from retailers and mobile operators. If you've been hiding in a cave, what's the Lumia 925 all about?

It's Nokia's latest flagship, which will join the Lumia 920 and Lumia 928 (Verizon Wireless US exclusive). Sporting a 4.5-inch display, same super optics and 32GB / 16GB storage, it's quite the beast. Should you already have the Lumia 920, it's worth noting that this is not an upgrade, but a different experience of the same high-end quality of Lumia. The Lumia 925 is both lighter and thinner, but this is due to lack of built-in wireless charging (requires optional shell) and other design choices. Your Lumia 920 has not been made obsolete (unless you desperately need a lighter handset).

The Nokia blog post also highlights a beta version of the lockscreen clock, which will come part of the Nokia Glance Screen - this is available exclusively on the Lumia 925 for now. The Nokia Glance Screen will also notify the owner when the battery falls low and a night mode can be enabled for reduced glare in the dark. Double-tap will unlock the Windows Phone, much like what we looked at previously.

Should you not enjoy such functionality, it can be disabled in the settings (under "display & touch"). Here's a quick video we did on the screen clock and unlock feature (this is recorded using a Lumia 920):

Expect to see the above arrive on other Lumia Windows Phone 8 hardware in conjunction with the Amber update. So will you be picking one up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Nokia Conversations; thanks everyone who tipped us!

Rich Edmonds
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