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It will reportedly be a low-end phone for about $325 USD

Nokia is on the verge of releasing another Lumia, but this time, it'll be a low-end model with the largest screen the company has unveiled yet. 

Nokia will launch the Lumia 625 in the coming weeks, which is an effort to offer more affordable Windows Phones. The new phone will feature a 4.7-inch screen, which will make it one of the larger Lumia's to date. 

The Lumia 625 will also have a a dual-core 1.2GHz S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and a 800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution.

It's expected to launch at about $325 USD in a variety colors. However, a solid release date for the U.S. hasn't been announced yet. 

It's important for Nokia to release less-expensive models of its Lumia line so that it can reach many different people with different price points. 

A lot of the Lumia phones, such as the recently-announced Lumia 1020, are high-end devices that pack a ton of features for a steeper price. For instance, the 1020 -- which will have features like a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core, 2GB DRAM, LTE, NFC and a whopping second generation 41 MP, 1/1.5" sensor with 1.1 micron backside illuminated (BSI) pixels -- will run about $602 USD. 

Source: The Verge

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RE: good, but
By retrospooty on 7/17/2013 10:47:47 AM , Rating: 0
Seriously, are you an MS employee or just an extreme fan?

RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 11:00:59 AM , Rating: 2
I'm a fan I don't deny it. Im also a programmer.

If that's yours and Reclaimers only rebuttal your wasting your lives.

RE: good, but
By retrospooty on 7/17/2013 11:30:59 AM , Rating: 2
No, I was just wondering, since you seem to aggressively defend their every move.

I don't have a rebuttal on this particular issue, as I personally think 512mb is OK for a low end phone running WP8. The Keyword being "low end phone".

RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/13, Rating: 0
RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 12:15:00 PM , Rating: 3
Ill take the bait. I dont find anything wrong with Windows 8 except when it dumps me out to the full start menu instead of back to the desktop. But 8.1 allows me to go straight to desktop where I pin my most used apps and have desktop icons for the rest. Its the same way I worked in Windows 7 because personally Start is for programs I rarely use and its no major inconvenience for me to go to it if I need something I mash the windows key and type what Im looking for and done. My life didnt fall into chaos as a result. I'm just not making a big deal out of it because if I want the original start menu I have added it. Many apps didn't come with Windows I added them. Im not one to whine like a biatch about things I can change. Microsoft doesn't prevent you from doing the same but there is something wrong with me because I don't demand Microsoft do it for me.

I might as well demand my mom does my laundry.

RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/13, Rating: 0
RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 12:55:02 PM , Rating: 2
Bothers you that much then buy a Mac. Nothing stopping you.

Amazing how something your able to change can ruin your life. I'm guessing you still use IE because you want Microsoft to install firefox for you. Maybe you should work for the EU Commission? You sound like them.

RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 1:28:10 PM , Rating: 2
No I'm just fine with Windows 7, thank you much. Windows 8 was/is fundamentally flawed for a desktop PC in regards to UI design. In your own words, Microsoft had to release a patch which corrected this somewhat.

I'm guessing you still use IE because you want Microsoft to install firefox for you.


Yeah that's a real mature statement.

These insipid little comebacks and digs, like calling Retro my sidekick or whatever, just make you look weak and unable to handle debate.

RE: good, but
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/17/13, Rating: 0
RE: good, but
By retrospooty on 7/17/2013 2:58:33 PM , Rating: 1
Well, sort of... But tester comes with at least 10x more asshole content and generally goes straight to insults when anyone disagrees.

RE: good, but
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/17/2013 3:18:28 PM , Rating: 2
So true...

RE: good, but
By BillyBatson on 7/17/2013 8:20:05 PM , Rating: 2
Reclaimer... Mitch is not only right about the above points he did make, but you definitely sound angry and bitter about something not very important. Sure win8 would have been better with the fixes in 8.1 but guess what they repaired a few things and now very one will get 8.1, big whoop. Companies make mistakes all the time it's how they fix them that matters.
You just want to hate on windows so bad that you're hating on those who don't share your same view. It shouldn't matter that Mitch likes windows, all that matters is that you don't, so like Mitch said go buy a Mac, or run win7 for the next 10 years. I ran XP for 10 years.

RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 8:36:17 PM , Rating: 2
You just want to hate on windows so bad that you're hating on those who don't share your same view.


You know I'm using Windows right now, right? And that for my personal non-work desktop, it's been my OS of choice since DOS went out of style?

This whole "don't like it, don't use it" comeback to Windows 8 complaints not only don't belong on a tech blog, but aren't even remotely encompassing the reality of the situation. Lets be honest, right now today, there's no valid alternative to Windows for many many people. If Microsoft is serious about moving Windows in this direction, we should absolutely be concerned, and not browbeat for bringing up its flaws.

RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 8:42:35 PM , Rating: 2
What cant you do with Windows 8 that your doing with Windows 7? Enlighten the world with your wisdom of flaws?

RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 8:52:22 PM , Rating: 2
Umm I thought you weren't talking to me? It's a waste of time or something? I guess I'm out of time-out, WOOO HOOO!

Okay anyway, where did I say there were things I couldn't do? For a lot of us, HOW we do things are just as important. Windows 8 changes and in some cases eliminates the way we did things, and NOT for the better. That's the issue.

Can you just use some logic, please? Why would I NOT want my desktop experience to be as awesome as possible? Don't you think if Windows 8 was a massive improvement over Windows 7, I would be ALL over it?

You make NO sense. I'm not a random Microsoft "hater". I'm using Windows!! I don't WANT to not-like Windows 8.

RE: good, but
By seamonkey79 on 7/17/2013 8:55:36 PM , Rating: 2
Have my desktop interface the way I want it without installing third party software to bring back the things I want that Windows 7 has by default.

The point isn't that Windows 8 can't do it, it's that Microsoft pulled a lot of the framework to do it out. Instead of giving people the choice to use something or not use it, they removed the option to use it differently than the way they thought you should want to use it, and instead of putting it back in they added a shadow of what things were and are still expecting people to love it.

I have tried using Windows 8 and will pick up a copy of 8.1 to play with when it's released to see if it's enough to move to, but to me the desktop environment for Windows 8 is an interface that limits my ability to use my desktop and is ugly like Windows 3.0 (although maybe more like Windows 2.0).

What can't I do? Run my computer the way I want to out of the box, something I've been able to do with Windows 3.0 - Windows 7.

RE: good, but
By BillyBatson on 7/17/2013 9:22:13 PM , Rating: 2
I found this a poor excuse. Software changes all the time, so many other programs have changed and I thought not for the better, but then someone else will think it's the best, while someone else who only gets to use the new version won't see any flaws at all. Humans are creatures of habit and it's difficult to get them to change their routine. I too would love nothing more than to be able to log into the desktop interface and have win8 stay there unless I tell it otherwise, and I do find it annoying that it doesn't, but it's also not that big of a deal especially with 8.1.
You have never been able to run windows the way you want out of the box you have always run it the way MS has wanted only with 8 you just have more of an issue with how MS wants to run it.

RE: good, but
By BillyBatson on 7/17/2013 9:09:15 PM , Rating: 2
Ok I wholeheartedly agree with you on that point, there isn't a valid alternative to windows for most people. It's a fact and i'm not happy about it either. However this fact does not give us ownership of their product it is still theirs to do with as they please even if it means making poor design choices, or to even discontinue the OS all together. What we should be offered by MS though because of this fact is at least an open ear for design choices, which they provided and acted on with 8.1, with Xbox One, and hopefully more products down the line (surface?). You can't be mad at MS for trying out their idea first before listening to our feedback instead of the other way around. It's how prompt mistakes are altered that matters.

RE: good, but
By kleinma on 7/17/2013 4:58:01 PM , Rating: 2
512MB ram means nothing at all without any context. You only need as much ram as required to run the operating system, and whatever programs are needed. Even if the OS used a full half of the RAM, and left only 256 for other apps, that is still a huge amount of ram for the context of smart phone apps. I guess if you want everything running in the background unsuspended at all times you will need more ram (and a gigantic battery), but smartphones pretty much only let you do one thing at a time. If the phone came with 2GB of ram you would probably think it is awesome, even if you full well knew that 1.5GB of that ram sat idle 100% of the time.

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