[sc:mobile-category ]The press conference is complete and the 925 is out!
The phone is pretty much what everyone expected, slimmer, lighter and aluminum. I have to admit the phone looks quite nice but there are a couple of things that still have me scratching my head a little:
- No SD card slot? Really?
- Those sleeves look really fugly on the phone.
- USB port on the top?
Originally Nokia said that they didn’t have an SD card on the 920 because it would ruin their design, but no such problem here. They could have made the back removable and placed the SIM and SD card hidden away from sight. Likewise, a removable back would have allowed for the wireless charging to be built-in to a replacement back so they could still keep their thin and light design but still allow for an easy upgrade.
Let’s face it, the “sleeves” look ugly on such a nice phone. In fact it’s almost a deal breaker for me. I want wireless charging on my next phone but built-in would have been better. The only saving grace here is that it should be easy for third parties to make better looking wireless charging options. At worst it looks like you could take a knife to the Nokia ones and cut them down to just the wireless components and glue it to the back of the phone.
The USB port on the top of the phone is a little strange, I can see the point of having it on the bottom for “docking” the phone, but with wireless charging a clear possibility there really isn’t much need to dock the phone at all. Not a deal breaker for me, but strange that they put it there instead of the bottom which would have made everyone happy.
There’s not release date for Canada yet, but that doesn’t really matter as if I buy one I won’t be getting it from a carrier (the 8X is only 6 months in to the 3 year contract).
I’m torn, it’s so close to the perfect phone, just not quite there yet either though…