SIM Unlocked Nokia Lumia 925 now available in Canada via Expansys
While we still don’t have any firm confirmations on Nokia’s plans for the Lumia 925 on Canadian carriers, those itching to pick up the thin metal Windows Phone 8 device can now order it SIM unlocked.
The site Expansys has the device in limited stock for CDN $714.56, ready to ship and in white with 16GB of storage. On board bands include 3G (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) and GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), so make sure you check with your respective carrier for compatibility.
The Nokia Lumia 925, announced back at the end of May, is still finding its way onto various markets, including just launching in the US two and a half weeks ago. While not a replacement for the Lumia 920, some carriers may choose to pick up the 925 in addition to the 920, or simply exchange the two due to the 925’s slimmer profile.
Featuring a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display and an extra lens element for the camera, the aluminum Lumia 925 is certainly one of the sleekest Lumias made, in our opinion. Those with a Lumia 920 though will be hard pressed to find specific reasons to switch outside of aesthetic preferences. The more pertinent question is if new customers will pick up the device. For now, Canadian carriers will be missing out on the phone, leaving it up to the unlocked market to fill in the gap.
Source: Expansys.ca; Thanks, Brett H., for the tip!
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I need to wait and see what a 1020 is going to cost me. The 925 is a gorgeous phone with a great camera, but the 1020...
The price is a bit high but it will come down in time. The Lumia 920 was around this price on Expansys when new, but now it's like $420 unlocked.