Nokia’s latest effort, the Lumia 925 Windows Phone is now on sale in Australia for $699. Here's a basic summary of what you need to know.
If you rely on Skype for your day-to-day communications or are looking for a smartphone that integrates nicely with your Windows 8 PC and Microsoft Office then it’s hard to go past a Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
While Microsoft has released it’s Office and Outlook apps for iOS, it is restricted to Office 365 subscribers only. You won’t find the same restriction on Window’s small screen OS, where the Office suite, Outlook and Skype are all tightly integrated into the core Windows Phone experience.
This means that contact information stored in Outlook and Skype for example will automatically display with your phone contacts, and making a Skype call can be accomplished from the phone’s dialer.
Nokia’s latest effort, the Lumia 925 is Windows Phone 8’s latest flagship model and it just went on sale last week for $699 across a range of retailers including Allphones, Dick Smith, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. It’s worth noting that at the time of writing Harvey Norman is listing the Lumia 925 for $648.
The main drawback to Windows Phone 8 is the overall limited app selection in comparison to the Android and iOS app stores. To help ease the app drought, Nokia has gone ahead and built a range of native apps of it’s own for Lumia users.
The Lumia 925 for example comes with Nokia’s turn-by-turn navigation app, Here Drive+, in addition to their HERE Transit app which provides public transport times with integrated scheduled directions and stop information.