Lumia 925: T-Mobile scores U.S. exclusive for Nokia’s sleek new Windows Phone

925Nokia unveiled its new Lumia 925 Windows Phone at an event this morning in London, and it’s getting a mostly positive response from the media who were there to try it out in person. At 8.5 mm thick, the Lumia 925 is even thinner than the recently unveiled Lumia 928 (a Verizon phone). The 925 features an aluminum frame that wraps around a polycarbonate body.

The device is also a notable win for T-Mobile USA, which will have a U.S. exclusive on the Lumia 925. Pricing and availability in the U.S. haven’t been announced yet. The Lumia 925 will debut initially in Europe next month.

Other new features of the device include upgraded camera lens and a new “Smart Camera” mode that lets users take ten shots at once and then edit them with special tools and effects.

Nokia, which has distinguished itself with its camera technology, says it will also roll out camera-related software updates to existing Lumia phones in an update called “Nokia Lumia Amber” this summer.

Microsoft and Nokia are trying to make Windows Phone a clear No. 3 vs. Android and iPhone. A recent study showed Windows Phone growing to 5.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. Android had 49.3 percent and iOS had 43.7 percent, but both of those platforms are seeing their growth level off.

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  • orcmid

    There seem to be two kinds of growth at issue here. Growth of market share, which has our attention because that seems to be the horse race. Then growth of the market. If growth of the market is slowing, then the race will become dominated by loyalty and the contract/upgrade cycle.
    Is there any insight into the state of market growth?

  • Baffled Verizon WP8 seeker

    “Microsoft and Nokia are trying to make Windows Phone a clear No. 3 vs. Android and iPhone.”

    So they agreed to an exclusive w/ the #4 carrier?
    Is #3 the max? Are they trying to ensure it doesn’t get better than third place?