Image shows Nokia Lumia 929 in white; leak reveals battery size and possible launch period
0. phoneArena 30 Nov 2013, 11:16 posted on
The Nokia Lumia 929 could turn out to be the most important Windows Phone model once it is launched. Expected to be packed with nearly the same specs you can find on the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, the Lumia 929 will feature a more comfortable 5 inch screen. As a result, the model might catch the attention of those who normally wouldn't chase after a phablet due to its size...
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1. londoner (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
It seems to be a great device. Nokia is been doing so well despite de fact of the apps.
6. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
yes everything is ok for the hardware department...but wp is still need to be updated to catch the others... I love that mero ui design but apps and other things ( they said with major update everything will be good) still lacks... waiting for it
9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
What is WP lacking that's keeping you from buying one❔ Please be specific, and I'm talking about things that you use on a everyday basis, that it would be hard to live without.. No nitpicking please.
14. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 179; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
I owned a Lumia 822 and 928. My major gripe with WP is the music applications are crap at best. Camera pics have always been great and the battery life is stellar! The main reason I went back to Android is the music apps.
42. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Same here... Nothing can beat poweramp. Though I've kept a wp as a secondary phone.
15. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
notification center ( I use it maybe 1000 times) it is usefull , gives time... multi-window I use it oftenly.... bank apps, I have accounts at banks that they are not international ( but they has ios and android apps...) I must use that bank apps... and I use my s-pen oftenly during day bcuz I need to take quick notes, reminders... it is very quick and usefull. bunch of local apps ( apps for restaurants, cafés). Quick access to notifications from lockscreen(I love it)...
28. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
That's not to bad at all.. The Notification center is coming, and the apps are slowly being filled in, but for most these things don't ruin what is a great smartphone experience.. I'm a hardcore WP fan, and I would like to see a separate notification center, separate volume controls, and my credit union app.. I also have chase bank, but that app is already on WP... But, this isn't bad at all, not bad at all considering where WP was 2 years ago.. For most people everything is there, and for others the list of must haves is getting really short.. It sounds like WP is only a step away from fulfilling your needs, so it's not really fair when people says that it's crap.. Actually, with the terrific Lumia devices, and a little more progress you have to admit that WP8.1 will be extremely competitive.. From my experience using it everyday I already think it is.. After Vine, unofficial Snapchat , and Instagram became available everyone I have asked has said that there isn't anything else they need.. I work at the airport so I see a lot of Lumia 520's.. Lol❕ It's a fact that WP is fine for the average consumer, and certain features, or apps are subjective, and don't really determine if a platform is good or bad.. I'll take innovation, a intuitive UI, great cameras, modern hardware, a complete synergistic ecosystem, and a very stable fluid OS over my biggest current complaints about WP8.. After all what OS is perfect❔
34. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 179; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
I agree that WP is heading in the right direction.... the problem that they have is that they launched without a lot of common features of IOS and Android. Seriously is it that hard to look at what the competition is offering and do the same thing? Notification center should have been in there from the beginning. Music application should function like others offer. Being able to create playlists quickly without a lot of steps. The syncing of music is crap too. Zune was light years ahead of what XBM is today. Task manager? Could have been there from the beginning. Don't get me wrong the rest of the OS is nice. It's fluid and easy to navigate. It just feels like they didn't take into consideration what most users appreciate about the competition. It's Microsoft for goodness sakes.... they are a software company. Why should it take so long when they have resources to get the things the people want fixed. This would have made more loyal people out there than just giving them something that didn't feel finished.
35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yeah, but a lot of what you're talking about is the past, and we're looking forward now. The Notification center is coming, XBM has been updated, and works fine now, and the app situation is pretty much not a problem for most users.. We can't really worry about what WP7 didn't have at launch.. That was a long time ago.. What matters is that the WP experience is great now, and anyone who owns a Lumia device with at least 8.1 update 2 knows what I'm talking about.. If I can see what's coming soon then that doesn't stand as a issue IME.. But, like I said, most users who have WP devices are very satisfied, and have the things that they need to do what they want.. Android, and iOS aren't perfect yet either, and we can name just as many things wrong with those platforms as well.. So, why do people give WP such a hard time❔.. Is it because of basic functionality❔.. That's just a old argument, and MS can keep their separate volume controls as long as they keep making smooth, stable, lag free software.. I'll take the intuitive, uncluttered, well organized OS that WP has over the opposite.. It's not like MS is the only one who takes so long to get things right, I mean a recent PA review between the 1520, and Note 3, still complained about how the Note 3 is experiencing lag.. Not that that makes the Note 3 a bad device by any means, it's just that no device is perfect.. I have been using WP for a long time, since the beginning, and trust me guys, 90% of things that people say, perceive, believe, and preach negatively about WP is either not true at all, been corrected already, or a fix is well on its way.. For what I do on my Lumia 920 everyday with ease, and fun, a lot of you iDroid fans would be impressed.. It's just so cool that the other day the Facebook app was updated to slow me to pin specific sections of it to the start screen, and get specific information in return.. WP has a lot of good, more good than bad.. It simply just not bad at all❕
38. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Jmoneiro829: You are right to say that WP8 shipped without some basic services. I'm sure Microsoft wanted Nokia to do well, but maybe not so well that they would not require selling off parts of their company. I do find it interesting how WP8 is getting all these new features now that Microsoft is buying Nokia's D&S. Go figure ;o)
46. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Actually, WP7 was more complete than iOS 1 or Android Cupcake.
It took much less time for Windows to be on par with what's current.
37. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
I dont care whut others say about WP or other platforms... Iam not fan of any platform or any brand...Ihad many phones (nokia ,siemens,samsung) and I like to try new things... I have been at this site for 2 years and I always say WP is good looking platform but needs updates and small things.. I am considering the buy new phone at the end of 2014 and probably it wont be android bcuz I already have note 3 and its awesome.. I think no need to sell it and buy other.. so it is up to WP if they bring mojor things( expecting WP 8.1 update) why dont I buy a wp device....
31. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
But also "it has no apps and games, and features"
32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Does it have zero apps, games, and features❔
41. DOODpls (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
some phone has poor quality, but it has apps.
43. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Why are they of poor quality❔ I haven't noticed any poor quality.. Please give me some examples.
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 2135; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Looks great wow perfect for those who feel that 6" is too big. 5" 1080p display and I love the design of it. I wish it came to Sprint too... us customers are really missing out.
36. lalalaman (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I think global version will be near after this release....remember lumia 925 came to other carriers after 928
4. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Just announce it already, this phone would a perfect Flagship for Windows Phone.
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yeah, I was wondering about that too.
27. snowgator (Posts: 3554; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
... and I like it. Kinda koolness.
Obviusly, beed to see it in real life. Something that the L929 and Verizon seem to be in no hurry to make happen.
7. s_boy (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
gotta release it before xmas or Nokia will lose out bigtime
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Ummm. Got to release it NOW. People are buying phones as gifts for Holidays (Hannukah is on what, the third day?) for 2+ days now. Each day that goes by without the L929 available to purchase is another day of lost sales.
8. User72042 (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)
Seems Like It Has Something To Say..Glad That It's 5",6" Is Too Much..
11. 1701nino (unregistered)
Yes,but the problem with windows phone is updates,they should have made the leap to 8.1 this year not early 2014.Microsoft with all of its engineers and coders should have made it this year because of kit kat and ios 7.
18. muneshyne21 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
Updates? Are you kidding? I've gotten 2 major updates in the past 6 months. Each update added cool features. On top of that Nokia, attaches their own updates to the Microsoft updates which also improve things or add features. Nokia/Microsoft was also smart enough to break up their system settings into app like files so I get maintenance updates on wifi/display/bluetooth/general systems separately in the app market. I had an LG Revolution for 2 years and the only major update I got was Froyo->Gingerbread and it still ran like crap. There was maybe one or two more that did absolutely nothing and didn't add a single feature. My 928 feels just as new and exciting as it did when I got it because of all these updates. On top of that I have GDR3 and Win 8.1 and the two nokia updates that they will attach to those to look forward to. To sweeten the pot, Nokia is putting out some wicked camera apps for free (and usually exclusive to Nokia phones)
29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
WP has had like 7 total updates this year bringing close to 30 new features.. That's really amazing, and my 920 isn't the same device it was when I got it.. Now, with that said I completely agree with you that the 929, 1320, and 1520 should have debut with WP8.1 on board.. Well, at least for most their new Nokia phones are going to be receiving a ton of new features only months after they got then, so that's pretty cool.. But, I do agree with you that 8.1 is coming late..
16. bobatron_yyc (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
Don't like the rounded edges... That's what makes Nokia stand apart from the i-bland and blandroid phones. Amazing hardware as usual. I love how ppl always mention "WP is missing all the apps" until they really think abt it. Apps like mytube are better than an official YouTube anyway. Anyone know what camera specs are ?
33. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Should be the same as the 1520's 20+ mp camera.. That's what's been leaked so far.
17. nikevolleyball (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)
I would love to buy a Nokia 1520 or 929 but my issue with Windows Phone is the lack of sports centric apps (WatchESPN, NBA Gametime, etc.) and tv apps (HBOGo, MaxGo, etc.). Also, how about a way to switch off the live tiles and apply custom screensavers. This would still give you the great Windows experience and also give you some ability to customize your phone. Kind of like Blinkfeed with HTC. Wouldn't be a big change but just more options.
19. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
yada yada yada. Until the iPhone has a 6" cell they'll keep saying 6" is too big. 2 years ago 5" they could not put a 5" in their slip. Now they can.
20. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Making this a Verizon exclusive is the most retarded decision they've made in a long time...
21. downphoenix (Posts: 3150; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Well Nokia is known for a lot of retarded decisions, doesnt surprise me.
22. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Well, I'm thinking that for every Verizon model there is a hardware equivalent with a better design so I don't think we should rule this out yet.
25. snowgator (Posts: 3554; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Again, as most people just seem to have lost sight of history. How long has it taken Apple to not be "exclusive"? Remember the way sites updated nearly hourly Verizon's attempts to get it? Anyone remember how Samsung had to make "carrier specific" devices during the first two generations of the Galaxy series?
Nokia and WP are fighting to get market share and mind share. I hate exclusives as well- it irratates me the perfect device for me- this rumored 5" WP Lumia 929- is on a carrier I need to leave my grandfathered contract off of AT&T to get. Meanwhile, I am going back and forth on a device- the L1520- that I know is just too big for my preference even though I love everything else about it.
But, why hold devices makers to standards no one else has ever been held to? Samsung and Apple have earned the right to kinda dictate their terms- more power to them. HTC did the right thing getting the ONE to each carrier. Other then that, handset makers need to work hard to get themselves noticed and supported. Nokia is doing what they have to.
24. s_boy (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
This could be the phone that convinces me and like minded people to come over to windows, a compact-ish 5" full HD handset with beefy specs all round. If this is not released worldwide then it'll be a big loss for them imo
26. orielwindow (Posts: 107; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
was really excited about this....a while ago. Gave up waiting and just got the HTC One Max and LOVE IT. Sorry Nokia, ya snooze ya lose!
45. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1513; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
folks Windows 8 smartphones are due to get the update to the Windows Phone 8.1 OS
in 2014 part of the update package feature updates is said to have the much called for
notifications center tile. Windows phone 8.1 and the Windows RT Tablet OS will begin to
merge in 2014 so that a Person or group can make an App that will run on a Windows smartphone or Windows on arms CPU tablet with little alterations in the Program