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Nokia Lumia 929 images appear; model will tell us plenty about Windows Phone demand

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Nokia Lumia 929 images appear; model will tell us plenty about Windows Phone demand
Serial leaker evleaks is at it again, showing off what appears to be the Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon. This is a smaller version of the Nokia Lumia 1520 handset with a 5 inch AMOLED screen offering 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in on board with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The 20.7MP PureView snapper on back has a ZEISS lens, dual-LED flash and supports the Nokia Camera app. It also includes dual-capture mode (5MP and 16MP) and includes OIS for stable video capture. The phone will be available in both black and white. Images of the phone already leaked out earlier this month including the version done up in white.

This, more so than the 6 inch Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, is the phone to watch to see if Windows Phone is about to make a move on Android and/or iOS. With similar specs to some of the high-end Android phones now available, we will be able to see on a level playing field whether Microsoft really does have something brewing here. And if so, we should see developers start adding Windows Phone versions of their apps to the Windows Phone Store.

Oh! We forgot to mention the built-in Qi wireless charging that comes with the Nokia Lumia 929 and we should also let you know that the phone should be launched via Big Red during the third week in November. It is expected to be priced at $199 with a signed two-year contract and $599 off-contract.


source: @evleaks via NokiaPowerUser

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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:25 19

1. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Looks great, I just hope it comes to more than just Verizon however. Nokia will finally have caught up with the hardware specs.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:37 1

5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Nah, windows 8 will be outdated again in specs in 6 months when android has hexa/octa cores and 1440p screens.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 18:08 42

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Oh, quit being so immature.. What does the next corvette have to have 700hp, then the next viper 800hp, then the next, porche 900hp,,, and it never ends❔.. At some point we are going to have to be more intelligent about what makes a phone a good phone, and why we buy phones.. As we've seen recently,, all of the memory, and cores that Android packs into flagship devices doesn't always translate into better performance, and in some cases it's only necessary for some Android devices to perform acceptably.. A lot of you Android guys like to brag a bout hardware specifications, but others aren't convinced that Android is best because we've seen other devices perform much better on lesser hardware.. I'm not saying that I wouldn't be excited about a octacore WP device, but we can continue to be herded like sheep into thinking that everything else is now outdated just because new technology comes along.. That's not going to work out good for the consumer in the long fun,, leaving the companies lazy on real innovations that can be making our phones more useful in reality, and our everyday lifes.... People like you can keep buying a product because of what the side of the box says, but I hope more of us are expecting some real performance, useful features, quality devices, and intuitive services from device manufacturers, and software companies... The specifications of the 1520, and 929, are future proof for some time,,, in the real world... I just wonder if that octacore phone you're waiting on is still going to lag... Move on to better things❕

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:32 1

22. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The point is for phones/tablets to eventually replace desktops/laptops for normal people, its not even close right now. An android device can't even have more than a couple apps open without major lag. At the current rate it will be 10+ years before its a viable replacement to a mid end PC of today.

WP8 is not built to last. Microsoft will chuck it in the trash for something better within the next 2 years. Leaving all users with it screwed over.

Android and Ubuntu mobile are the only mobile OS that can even be considered a possible replacement. IOS and WP8 will be dead and replaced with something eventually.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 21:58 19

28. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Everything will be replaced with something better eventually, but there is no evidence that iOS, and WP will be replaced in the foreseeable future,, especially with Microsoft having moved WP to the W8 core kernel, so that WP devices can evolve well into the future without another overhaul like we saw from 7.5-8.0.. What in the world are you talking about❔... So, you think that WP, which is basically running MS desktop OS architecture, is not capable of evolving in the same way that Android can❔... Your comments seem to be very un factual, unreliable, subjective, and purely speculative... You obviously don't have any clue about the WP OS, and make your assessments about it based on the opinions of these immature Android fans here on PA.. How, can we trust what you say when you have obviously never owned a WP device, and haven't spent much time reading reliable source's information about the platform❔..
Trust me I know the platform inside, and out, and I'm not afraid to admit to it's shortcomings... Every platform has many shortcomings, but from my experience using WP for 3 years now you can trust me when I say that the vast majority of shortcomings that people like you mention about WP are simply not true at all.. And, that's the honest to god truth, whether you like it, want to admit it, or are open minded enough to understand it, or not.......

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:17 6

31. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The ones who keep posting ultra negative trash talk about WP8 are likely being paid by Google or Sammy, or possibly both. It's best to take their comments with a grain of salt...

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 01:47 6

43. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Common rodneyej1, don't waste your words with this punk. They don't know sh**. They think of themselves they are great because of android. Smartphone wars is stupid. Just love your OS, who knows. One day they will switch to WP.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:45 1

34. Dastrix (unregistered)


Within the next 2 years? Says who? o.o

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 02:11

46. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


"An android device can't even have more than a couple apps open without major lag. At the current rate it will be 10+ years before its a viable replacement to a mid end PC of today."

WHAT??
What phone do you have?

A Quad core android can play full hd video within a demanding 3D game without any lag.

And my Note 3 just freaking flies through whatever I try to put on it. It multitasks like a monster!

Please watch some coldfustion videos on you tube and get some clue.

If you think hardware is the problem, let me inform you that phone chips are already fully capable of running full windows 8, or Linux.

Even the old clover trail Atom does it.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 03:08

50. GamePlayer (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Uh... is Windows phone 8 as fun to use as android? I've heard it is boring and even though interesting first, gets boring really fast. Is it true?

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 09:34 3

58. Dastrix (unregistered)


No, it is not true mate. Honestly, I used to have Android before, but I switched to WP, not because I didn`t like Android, but I wanted a fresher, different, and more fluid experience. It`s great! I would say I like it better than Android. Whoever says that it`s boring probably never even used a WP in the first place and is trolling. Best ignore these lowlifes.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:21

64. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


You just called people low lifes for being bored with WP?
What kind of human that makes you?

I for one used WP, for months as a backup phone and I say it most definitely felt boring, cramped, restricted, limited and visually blank to a painful degree.. almost a depressing experience.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:34

71. Dastrix (unregistered)


Unless you can't read, you missed the last part of my statement to which your aforementioned uneducated reply alluded.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 10:53 3

62. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


No, thus is not true.. I've been using WP for three years and it just keeps getting better and better.. Those comments you are hearing about WP are from haters who are scared that WP is actually good, and may be a threat to the popularity of their platform.. I bet you that 99% of them have never owned a WP device, and few of them have only played with one for a few minutes in the store... My question to you is if you use your phone for a one hour period what are you usually doing on it? What apps do you use, and how much tinkering, and configuring, are you doing within that hour??...
Of course whether WP is boring, or not, is subjective, but you'd have to try one for yourself for a week when your upgrade comes around... If you don't like it simply return it before the grace period..

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 07:44 2

55. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Pretty much this. Also, I think that quad core processors already are kind of overkill for WP. This OS is like iOS, it doesn't need higher specs to be effective, so that in itself seems more like a crowd pleaser than anything else. I love Android, love iOS, but WP is quite special and I'm definitely planning on getting back to it quite soon.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:36 1

24. potatosalad (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 May 2012)


bash it to Apple to make it relevant. thank you.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 04:09 3

51. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


More cores does not equal better performance.... and it is proven that aything over 330 ppi is practically useless, why dont you think apple does not upgrade its iphone screens?

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 09:35 2

59. Dastrix (unregistered)


That's true actually.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:25 14

2. karim77 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Not bad nokia,not bad at all

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:48

35. Dastrix (unregistered)


http://bimg2.mlstatic.com/camiseta-meme-not-bad_MLB-F-3618560186_012013.jpg

xD

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:30 9

3. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Nokia, get that in Europe ASAP.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:32 13

4. Pattycakes (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


I like this device. I can see nokia being a big contender again.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:50 15

6. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I'm a diehard Android fan but I believe this will be my backup.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:51 5

7. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


AT&T version please!

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:33 4

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


1520 is there, don't worry.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:12

29. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


And T-Mobile, as well. Sprint too, even though they're crap.

This is smaller than the 1520, and seems to have a 16MP camera versus the 1520's alleged 20.7MP one.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 01:51

44. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I think the camera is the same. Just the same function with the 1020. can capture 16MP and 5MP downsample at the same time.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:53 3

8. papss (unregistered)


Smaller screen and still awesome specs... can't wait for this

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:14

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


papss, you seem to be more dialed into Nokia specs than PA, so I am asking you - is the 929's version of OIS only for videos? Or, does it support stills too?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:16 5

30. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Nokia's OIS is both for stills (mostly low-light and action shots) and video, but is most noticeable with videos as there is so much less camera shake (speaking from experience as a 925 owner). The stills you don't notice as much because the camera is fast anyway, but when your photos start coming out with little to no blur and better detail and accuracy, you realize what's at work.

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