Nokia Lumia 729 for Verizon leaks
0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2013, 13:59 posted on
A leaked press render of an unannounced Nokia Lumia 729 model for Verizon has Windows Phone fans and Verizon customers talking on Saturday; obviously a lower-range model than Big Red's Nokia Lumia 928, the back of the camera reveals that a PureView camera is aboard the device. Rumors are spreading that all new Nokia mid0range phones will have an HD screen...
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1. tigermcm (Posts: 730; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
why cant lumia 9xx, 8xx, 7xx, 6xx, and 5xx be released around the same time on each carrier? why does it have to be like 2 this year and 2 next year?????
13. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Just because it's 'shopped doesn't make it fake. The front looks better than the back, which looks awkwardly combined, like the black strip around and below the camera doesn't meet up correctly with the black circle around the lens, the "NOKIA PureView" script doesn't match the angle of the phone, and the weird bottom looks like it juts out in an odd and un-Lumia manner.
That said, I hope it's legit. Nokia/WP needs more market share and saturating the low- and mid-ranges is a great way to do that.
I think they need to get a stronger naming scheme, I.e. all AT&T models end in 0, T-Mobile models end in 5 or 1 (one or the other, 1 is fine), and Verizon models end in 2 or 8 (one or the other); that leaves sprint with models ending in 4, perhaps. The first two digits already make sense, the third should as well.
15. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
Photoshop indeed! That's a Sony Xperia T/TX with WP interface and Nokia branding! LOL.
18. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Yup, i was like, WTF, isnt that a Sony curveback design?
Then, i realised the possibility of photoshopping
4. Penny (Posts: 1194; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
No, because Verizon already has the Lumia 928. This is probably an indication that Nokia is letting it's higher end tech from the previous generation trickle down to the mid range for devices from here on out.
I would classify this as lower than a 920, but with less compromises than previous mid range devices like the 720.
3. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Nokia make an android flagship or nobody is going to care...
The entire windows phone market share is only 2%.
5. Penny (Posts: 1194; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I guess 2% care then...
On a more serious note, if Nokia goes Android, WP may go down the drain. If WP goes down the drain, Android and iOS don't have to try as hard, so ALL consumers lose out. Competition is good.
10. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
WP is not really competitive, so consumers won't lose much even if WP disappears. WP needs different strategy, and needs to get rid of those ugly tiles and replace it with something else.
14. Johnnokia (Posts: 528; Member since: 27 May 2012)
And why would Nokia be the victim in order to revive WP ?
Stop it please .. Nokia must comeback soon and fire this idiot Flop.
19. Penny (Posts: 1194; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Nokia wasn't a victim -- they made a strategic decision.
They had the choice to be another OEM, even potentially a solid one for Android, but there are many competitors there. They rightly predicted that one OEM, Samsung, would come out on top and become synonymous with Android. If you haven't noticed. Pretty much every Android OEM outside of Samsung is really having a tough time to make money.
Instead of trying to go up against Samsung's vast R&D, Development, and Marketing resources, they decided to try to be the OEM synonymous with Windows Phone. By successfully doing so, they have tied their fate to WP, win or lose. But if Microsoft's WP does win, Nokia will BIG because they are going to that OEM that is in position to take up all of that market share.
Companies can't be so short sighted. Positioning yourself in an industry is a crucial long-term play that most people don't have the foresight to make.
16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Next year it will be 1%....
21. znellu (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
And hope you and your trolling becomes 0% on this website :D
7. tositem (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
Looks like Xperia design language i recon --"
8. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
This phone looks fake to me, look at the three capacitive buttons at the bottom, they aren't at the same angle as the phone itself ....
But we will see maybe i'm wrong ... But still weird that a 7xx series will get Pureview technology instead of the 8xx series ....
11. roscuthiii (Posts: 1843; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Also the backside. The black "Nokia PureView" strip with the camera is facing out directly, but the camera and flash is at an angle.
At least PA didn't screw up the watermark on this one... oh wait, this one isn't theirs. *bah-dum-tiss*
12. roscuthiii (Posts: 1843; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I'm not even sure they're at the same angle. :-/
Although I guess the article can be quoted as saying "...press render..."
Off the hook, for now.
17. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
I kind off like it...
Even with the curved back (thicker at both ends, thiner in the middle)...
22. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1100; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
the windows 8 smart phones now overall has a 6 percent market share and it growing. in some countries the market share is higher than that. The GDR3 updates will allow Windows 8 smartphones to use all the high tech components that Apple and Android smartphones use. later this year the Quad core CPU, 1080P 5 to 6 inch screen Windows 8 smart phones are reported to be coming out.The windows phone 8 Blue updates will add more software updates to the Windows 8 smart phones such as VPN for the Enterprise, better multitasking, a notification center. ECT Folks Windows 8 smart phones are defiantly getting better. People are starting to buy them.