The latest Nokia to hit the shops next week
We have at last got the release date for the Lumia 930 which is the previously announced replacement for the successful Lumia 925. The 930 comes with a five inch display, and an impressive 20 megapixel rear-facing camera. Power for the Nokia comes from a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chip; it has a RAM of 2GB and lots of storage, in spite of there being no MicroSD, of 32GB.
As a market the UK is one of the largest in Europe for the windows platform and accounts for 10% of the smartphone market. Cost of the phone as yet is not available, but it is thought that the contract figure will be in the region of £33 plus per month. One other feature is that it is supplied with a wireless battery charger, plus as an initial incentive, it will also be offered with a wireless speaker, but only for a short time.
The biggest problem as we see it is the apps are nowhere near as good as the Android or iOS, but if this is to be your first smartphone, then it will be perfectly adequate. However, if you have had an Android or iOS phone, then you are in for a shock when you find that there is no, YouTube, or your very favourite news app there, no Gmail either and if you are a Gmail user and there are millions, you will have to go through the process of accessing it through the main email app.
We feel that the windows ‘phone is now becoming a little dated, but it is still a very good entry smartphone.