More images of Nokia Lumia 929 aka Icon appear online
0. phoneArena 03 Jan 2014, 08:16 posted on
The Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 929 is a phone we've been hearing rumors about for months. Yet to this date, neither Nokia nor Verizon have made the handset official, and Microsoft's purchase of Nokia could be to blame for that. This, however, doesn't seem to be bothering some accessory makers...
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1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I wouldn't doubt it if this became the second best selling WP device of all time... Only next to the 520.
2. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
What?? How's the possible for a verizon exclusive phone?!
21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Well, you're right.. I'm looking at it from the standpoint that this particular platform will spawn devices on all major carrier'.. Those will be some really good selling devices..
4. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Great looking phone, but ruined by the platform
Finally it would have the same specs as the L1520
I would love to buy a Nokia phone, but the OS i don't like at all
7. boosook (Posts: 1089; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
How can you say "great looking phone"? All you can see in the pictures is the incipio case! :)
9. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
It looks like the L925, which is sexy clad design. I don't like the design off the L920.
You can see the front top, don't no about the back.
10. mousesports (Posts: 259; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
you noob :) , wp its a great platform and growing fast every day ... so ... GO NOKIA FTW
16. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Hominem attack why mousesport...?
I"m still a NokiaFan. So why the "noob" weird. Did you not read the post? I love Nokia Ftw.
12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Extradite, what's not to like about WP8? It's dead easy to learn, and contains most of the features that you'd ever want for your smartphone. Only true power users require Android: such as those who use it to control their motherboard for over-clocking, or some other obscure activity. WP8 now contains many of the missing elements that critics bashed it for previously, such as rotation lock, as well as more apps and games. It has matured, and is now ready for prime-time, as far as I'm concerned.
Some people do continue to bash WP8 based on the look of the tile based UI. However, the "look" of something is certainly not a valid reason to avoid it. It annoys me greatly when people write and say they refuse to use a particular OS because they don't look like certain visual aspects. That has to be the world's most stupid answer, and I say to those people go back to school and learn to appreciate the core value of computer technology. The purpose of any OS is for interaction, based on user input; it's not a f--king beauty contest!
My advice is to try WP8 before you knock it. At the very least, you cannot go wrong with Nokia's superb hardware designs...
15. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
I love Nokia, always and will, great device with build and hardware UrbanPhantom.
It's just those lots a missing feautres that makes me really pissed off, like i said i would love to own a L929, or the 1520, or wait for the Quadcore version of 1020 nexy year perhaps.. my last Nokia was the N8, and had the E55, N97,N96, N958GB, N95, 8 series Scirocco.
Wait for WP8.1 hope that brings lot of feautres like the iOs7 did
17. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
What missing features are you refering to exactly? A notification center would be nice to have, but not really essential. Other things like a folder explorer, VPN, or the ability to install software not contained in the Windows Store do have some value, but they are not critical for the average user...
The only thing that Android OS really has over WP8 is the sheer number of apps available. However, I'm not very happy with the direction things have taken for mobile computing. Proprietary apps are a curse, and the major companies have completely abandoned any attempt to use standarized programming langauges to ensure that software is platform independent. HTML 5 offers some hope, but they killed Flash in the process, which I felt was kind of dumb considering that Action Script 3.0 uses OOP code.
Personally, I do like my Lumia 920, despite it being a touch heavy. It's a solid phone with a great camera, and there's little to complain about. I might upgrade to the 1020 (unmatched camera), despite it being dual core. Keep in mind that less cores also consume less energy, and that's good for mobile. I don't play games on my smartphone, so a more powerful cpu or gpu is not a prime requirement. S800 or S600 is cool, but not essential.
Bottom line is that Symbian is dead (sad but true). You can blame that on Nokia, not Microsoft, since Nokia was already going downhill long before Elop took over the reigns of power. As things stand now, WP8 is already the established third Ecosystem, and it's basically free of malware. If Microsoft includes more enterprize related features, then it will become the mobile OS of choice for all work related purposes, since Android is inherently insecure. They do have some special version of Android for the military and other government instituitions, but Microsoft owns the business world, and so going to WP8 makes better sense for companies. Anyway, do as you please, but don't say that WP8 is incapable or inept, or that it lacks enough apps or games to make it usable. It's now got over 200,000 apps, which makes it fine for average users. I don't hate Android, or iOS, and it's even possible that I may switch to either of those platforms in the future, but WP8.x holds it's own.
24. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Nice post UrbanPhantom+1
I don't hate neither platforms, but iv'e never tried WP8. And i always see and hear people bashing trolling WP alot than iOs..... Will have to give it a try soon....
19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Just because you don't like WP Doesn't mean that it's ruined by it.. I hate Android, but it would be dumb for me to say that the GS5 is ruined because of the OS... You don't even know anything about WP..
25. PolishHitta (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
Speak for yourself. For me the platform is one of the reasons why I want to purchase this phone. I'm tired of toying around with what they call "smartphones" to make them faster cause they are slowing down after months, and WP actually allows me to keep my phone up and running without any slowdowns or locked in carrier apps.
14. xq10xa (Posts: 149; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
"Second best selling WP device of all time..."
Silly fanboys and delusions. How would this be 2nd best of all time? Just one factor? HOW. Just like the Lumia 928, Samsung ATIV Odyssey, Lumia 822, HTC 8X? OH NO WAIT. You must mean the HTC Trophy. Cuz those sold SO well....even came close to 5th place. Cmon. You comment on everything WP at least comment something with some thought.
3. Duketytz (Posts: 519; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Does the case come with the phone? The cases look cool:D
6. papss (unregistered)
Looks great. Love the OS and now the hardware is there.
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Windows Phone is the best OS.. IMO❕.. I love it❕
11. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
The phone looks thick without the case. I hope it is not.
18. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Can't see much from the picture but overall it looks like an updated 822/820/810 with that large bottom bezel.
26. PolishHitta (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
I hope that the 929 will also have the curved screen like the 928 does. Love my 928 and honestly the only thing I'll be missing will be the xenon flash. At least I'm very happy to hear that it'll pack the same guts as other high end phones, not that the WP8 even needs all that power but I guess it's like a diamond; you just know its high quality in build and guts. Now come on Nokia bring out that 5 inch beast of yours.
27. snowgator (Posts: 3289; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
And..... we wait.....
This reminds me of the HTC Thunderbolt and the Motorola Droid Bionic, both of which actually ended up disappointing. They were talked about, rumored, debated, never really made official until Verizon launched them after what seemed like 2 or 3 "almost" launches. Then, they both had performance issues which left a ton of users unhappy.
Here is hoping for something a little better for the L929 when it gets launched. I guess it is a sign of progress for the platform that this many gossip stories are revolving around a Windows Phone.
29. snowgator (Posts: 3289; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
No offense, but do you really think someone on mobile site doesn't know that? I was drawing analogies with 2 other Verizon devices that had a lot of hype and seemed to have delays. I understand that there is three different manufacuters, but they all have one thing in common: Verizon. Big Red has an awesome network and decent support, but they have a track record of this type of problem getting phones off the ground.