It’s been rumored, but now it’s official. Nokia has just posted details and video on their latest handset – the Lumia 525 is now real. This appears to be the successor the Lumia 520, which has been wildly popular for the Windows Phone platform. We looked at some AdDuplex data earlier today that shows the Lumia 520 as the most popular Windows Phone device currently in use. Let’s see if Nokia can bottle lightning twice with the Lumia 525.
The Lumia 525 is a phone aimed squarely at emerging markets. It’s friendly on budgets and won’t win any spec wars, but that’s fine with us. Devices like the Lumia 525 are meant to move in large volumes and it looks like this one just might do that.
Here are some pertinent specs for the latest Windows Phone device:
- 4-inch IPS LCD display (800 x 480) with super sensitive touch at 235 PPI
- Dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of on board memory (supports expandable memory with MicroSD cards up to 64GB)
- Changeable shells - yellow, white, orange, and black
- 5 MP camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- 1430 mAh battery with a standby time for 14 days
- Data networks – WCDMA (900 MHz, 2100 MHz), GSM (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz)
- 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9 mm
- 124 grams
This indeed does look like the successor to the Lumia 520, but the Lumia 525 is notable for having double the memory – 1GB of RAM. We’ll have more on the Lumia 525 as we get information. No word on pricing or availability yet.
Is this a device you see as having appeal in terms of specs and design? We're digging the orange and yellow versions.
Update: The Facebook page for Nokia Singapore has some information on pricing and availability. We're looking at a launch around December 14 and pricing starting at SGD 249 (about 198 USD). That's not bad pricing at all. (Thanks for the tip doppleblue and hengxiang32401)
New Microsoft Edge begins automatic rollout for Release Preview Insiders
Microsoft today started automatically rolling out the new Microsoft Edge to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. This is the first step in a process that will see the old Edge replaced automatically for everyone.
Windows Central app picks up login fix, new icon in latest update
If you've had trouble logging in with the Windows Central app for Windows 10, the issue is now fixed with the latest update. This release also adds new icons and cleans up some of the news categories.
Oculus acquires 'Asgard's Wrath' developer Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games is joining Oculus Studios, a press release has just confirmed. This comes a couple of months after Facebook and Oculus just acquired Beat Games.
Don't keep buying AAA batteries, go rechargeable!
Running out of batteries is both inconvenient and annoying, but if you grab yourself a set of these great rechargeable ones, you'll never have to worry about that again.