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Nokia Lumia 929 may launch as the Lumia Icon on January 16th

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Nokia Lumia 929 may launch as the Lumia Icon on January 16th
Naming consistency is different for every company. Samsung uses the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note branding for its flagship products. Motorola seems to be going with the Moto branding for its new devices, while sticking with the DROID branding when working with Verizon. And, Nokia has used a simple numbering system with its Lumia devices. The higher the number following the Lumia brand, the better the device.

But, a new rumor is claiming that Nokia may be moving away from that system. The carrier exclusivity of certain devices can get confusing - for example, the Lumia 920 was an AT&T device, the 925 was for T-Mobile, and the 928 was for Verizon - but sorting out the difference between devices on the same carrier can also be confusing. There isn't a huge amount of difference between the Lumia 928 and the upcoming Lumia 929 for example. 

Evleaks said earlier this month that the Lumia 929, bound for Verizon, was being developed under the codename "Icon". Now, Evleaks is back with a new rumor that the device may actually be released as the Nokia Lumia Icon, and not have the numbers at all. There is also talk that the device could be seeing Verizon store shelves on Thursday January 16th, but right now that seems to be a guess. 

source: @evleaks via pocketnow

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posted on 16 Dec 2013, 18:03 1

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3546; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


We've heard so many wrong dates for this device to launch.. Let's just wait for Microkia to officially unveil it.. Who knows,, maybe it runs WP8.1.. Lol❕

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 19:31

2. ArtZGraphic (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


microkia? what a name! lol~

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 19:47 2

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3546; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Well, we all know that Lumia will be the brand name, not MS.. For instance...
"Lumia Icon 929"
"Lumia Icon Sport"
"Lumia Icon XL"
"Lumia Icon Mini"..
Microkia comes from the combination of the fact that Microsoft owns the Lumia brand, but Nokia blood still pumps deep into each, and every product...

Now, all we have to do is sit back, cross our fingers, and hope that I'm right.. LOL❕

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:30

12. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


That is what I am cheering for as well, rodneye. "Lumia" branding keeps a connection to its' Nokia roots and keeps a little distance from the Microsoft name that still has negative vibes to a ton of people.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 20:21 1

5. skyline88 (Posts: 319; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Nokrosoft sounds better?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 21:38 1

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3546; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ummm. No it doesn't.. Lol❕

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:39 1

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1603; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


MiKia? Or Micia? Micria? lol Or simply MN?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 23:09 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2661; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


How about Micromia?

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:26 1

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3546; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ok, how about Microkia... Yeah, let's go with that one..;-);-);-)

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 19:52 1

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


January 16th seems a bit tardy. Unless VZW is counting on something for Chinese New Year? Gung Hay Fat Choy!?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 23:10 1

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2661; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes truly a Icon device, powerful from every side.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:28

11. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Just my perfect phone, just too late, and I have few reasons to switch to Verizon, except for this bad boy. Sigh....

I am in favor of a naming change. I wish they would do a "Line" name, and stick with it and simply add a version number to it. The Lumia Icon, Then Lumia Icon 2, so on, so forth.

I hate numbers. They are sterile and hard to keep correct in simple minds like mine. I pay attention to tech, love Nokia and WP, and I can't keep them all straight.

It hurts. Make it stop.....

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 15:49

13. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


I called it CES If they push it out any further ima hurl

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 17:13

14. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


To see a Lumia model on every major US carrier aside from Sprint is heartbreaking (for me at least lol). I've visited quite a few Sprint forums to see many customers wanting Nokia Lumia phones, but the Sprint representatives just kept saying "yeah well we got a very slim chance of carrying one in the future since we're not carrying one right now blah blah blah whatever." Well, I'm going to just keep believing that those representatives don't know anything worth crap and that Nokia Lumias will one day come to Sprint and possibly into my hands for the first time :D

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