Nokia has announced the Lumia 925, the next flagship in the manufacturer's Lumia line of Windows Phones. We already know the device is heading to T-Mobile in the US, but what about here in the UK? Several carriers and retailers have all revealed plans to stock the new smartphone. We're looking at Phones 4u, Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, O2 and Three.
UK mobile retailer Phones 4u has today announced plans to range the new Nokia Lumia 925, which was unveiled today. The company will begin selling the new flagship Windows Phone this coming June when Nokia releases the device to the public. Pricing and exact dates of availability are yet to be released, but Phones 4u does have the option for customers to register interest for the Lumia 925.
Here's what Scott Hooton, Phones 4u Chief Commercial Officer, had to say about the Lumia 925 news:
As noted in our live blog and our Lumia 925 announcement coverage, Vodafone will be exclusively offering a 32GB variant in black of the Lumia 925 to customers in the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany. Patrick Chomet had the following to say on the new Windows Phone:
The Lumia 925 will join Vodafone's range of "4G-ready" hardware that will take full advantage of increased speeds when the company eventually rolls out the network upgrade.
We've received word that O2 in the UK will be exclusively launching the Lumia 925 in white (to compete against Vodafone). Set to be available on June 13th (pre-order opens up on May 30th), customers will be able to check out and purchase the new flagship from O2. The device will also be the first Nokia phone sold without a charger as part of O2's 'Chargers out of the Box' environmental initiative.
O2's Refresh tariffs will support the Lumia 925, with a full price published closer to the release date. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 both already support Refresh. What's more, to celebrate the release of the Lumia 925, O2 will be giving a lucky winner the perfect mobile number for the new phone - 07525 925 925. That's pretty awesome. All one has to do is simply tweet @O2, using the hashtag #lumiamazing before May 31st.
As well as Phones 4u, Carphone Warehouse will also offer the Lumia 925 to customers both online and who walk through the front door. Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer at the company said the following:
You'll notice we're highlighting these quotes and with good reason too. It's a sign of something big occurring here in the UK with multiple operators and retailers getting behind both Nokia and Windows Phone right after product lunch. Three UK also published a new article on the official blog detailing features of the new Lumia 925, so you can be sure to see the device listed with the operator.
We'll have more information in the near future.
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