Nokia Lumia 625
Nokia today released a beta version of the Nokia Camera application that is compatible with more devices. The full app only works on select PureView devices, such as the 1020 and 1520. This new beta will work on all Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8. In order to get the app, interested consumers will need to create a Nokia account and download the app from Nokia Beta Labs. Nokia says that most features should work, though it warns about the potential for bugs. Nokia said it will add experimental features over time that may or may not be added to the full application. Nokia Camera is a combination of its Pro Camera and Smart Camera applications. Both the full version and beta version are free to download. It is compatible with the Lumia 520/521, 620, 625, 720, 810, 820, and 822, and requires either the Amber or Black system updates.
Nokia today announced the Lumia 625, a mid--range smartphone that boasts a 4.7-inch screen, the largest for a Windows Phone 8 device. The screen has 800 x 480 pixels and carriers forward Nokia's super sensitive touch feature, as well as sunlight readability and high-brightness mode. The 625 has a removable polycarbonate shell that is made from several different layers, and is curved gently so that it feels comfortable to hold. The Lumia 625 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and it includes a 2000mAh battery. The 625 offers 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, GPS/GLONASS, and limited support for LTE networks. The Lumia 625 will go on sale across Europe in September for about $290. U.S. carriers have not announced plans to offer the Lumia 625.