Nokia Lumia 930 will be bundled with free wireless charging pad?
If true, this move will no doubt help Qi's push to become the wireless standard globally. Still, the technology faces some competition, even inside Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, an AT&T exclusive in the U.S., offers built-in wireless charging from Qi competitor PMA.
Whether support for wireless charging is built-in to a handset, or requires a special back cover to be snapped in, a wireless charging pad is required to juice up the battery on the phone. If Nokia does bundle such a pad for free with the Nokia Lumia 930, it could end up being a big move toward wider acceptance of wireless charging in the U.S.
source: GeekonGadgets via GSMArena
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Take out the camera and this phone is described in one word, SH**!!!
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3683; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I'll just say best of luck. Nokia fanboys coming soon
4. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
I've been far from a fan of windows phone OS, but Nokia is really building excitement with their new products. The build quality especially of their newer phones, plus the better specs and newer features that'll come with 8.1, they're going places that's for sure!
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The hardware is great, but the software is crappy, in my opinion.
20. sbw44 (Posts: 425; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
So is Android geez even my sisters note 3 lags time to time, Ad don't even talk about restarts!
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Touchwiz isn't a good place to judge Android. My Droid Mini rarely ever lags and I've never had to restart it, because it's close to stock.
32. sgodsell (Posts: 2581; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
At least you can change the launcher. For that matter you can change the UI on any Android for that matter. Hey look at Nokia and their Nokia X Android phones. Even Nokia made Android look and feel like a WP device with Microsoft apps and services.
35. papss (unregistered)
Yes but what you fail to mention is that even changing it it still looks like the same scrappy ui with slight changes.
45. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1157; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
touchwiz is the right place to judge android since the majority by a huge gap of the android community are using sammy phones running touchwiz !
17. givemespecs (unregistered)
How do you work that one out? Have you ever owned a Lumia?
19. nedywest71 (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
Why that comment?
It is great phone in many ways way better than many Android phones.
3. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
I'm so friggin excited!! I just really damn hope they'll announce that it'll come to US, because so far they've said it's going everywhere but here. If that will be the case it'll be a huge disappointment, unless of course they release something better for the US.
6. shuaibhere (Posts: 1962; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
You already have lumia icon....
Same specs with wp 8.0....will be updated too...
8. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Because everyone wants to be on Verizon, amiright?
24. papss (unregistered)
Agreed... Being only on vzn makes it out of reach for me.
38. elitewolverine (Posts: 3778; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Same for me, but that means we have things like amazon to purchase the phone. And with it being international it probably has more radio bands, could be wrong.
7. Liveitup (Posts: 1797; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Nice, Nokia and WP is killing it these days, great all around product.
23. akki20892 (Posts: 3808; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I can't wait to get my first lumia, the 930 orange with free wireless charger. Go Nokia.
9. timezone (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Nice sentiment but I don't see the logic. This phone is not going to be released in the US. At least not in the foreseeable future. How does this help establish qi acceptance in the US?
11. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Furthermore, realistically, Nokia doesn't have the pull here to standardize it. Only Samsung and Apple have that.
10. Tumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
Sure, this phone 'll replace my Lumia 920! Lov it
12. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Tbh, I'm a little disappointed the phone won't have Glance Screen (Nokia's version of Active notification).
25. papss (unregistered)
Say what? No glance? Between glance and knock those are features that are deal breakers for me.
26. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
He is wrong, there is Glance screen, only it wasn't mentioned in specs on official site, but I am sure it's just Nokia's mistake.
27. papss (unregistered)
Good.. Those are great features on my 1520.
43. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3683; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Thats what a real fanboy comment is. +1 dude
28. jellmoo (Posts: 1014; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
There was an article here a few days ago stating why the 930 wouldn't have glance (something to do with the type of Amoled screen used). Glance seems to be a casualty here. (It's also not on the Icon, so...)
30. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Nope. It won't have it
33. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Unfortunately, there's no Glance screen on the 930. The reason is stated on an article on wpcentral.
42. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
No, the 930/ Icon don't have glance because of the screen technology... Somthing about it not having a memory display..
13. Taters (Posts: 5753; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I was pretty excited about the Surface and Lumia 920 at one point in time but they really dropped the ball on both and now I have zero interest in either.
21. Beijendorf (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Same here. I was so excited to see what new and innovative technology Nokia had been waiting so long (1,5 years!) to release in their next mainstream flagship.
Turns out it was technology from last year crammed into a rather thick device. Nokia better deliver something actually impressive rather soon, and knock off the "3 months between announcement and release" times. I'm willing to bet the slow release time is because of an exclusivity-agreement with Verizon.
34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Technology from last year? Let me remind you that the S5, the M8 all use the same chipset, albeit a little newer with 801, but that isn't a huge upgrade. And both of them sport 2 gigs of RAM. And IMO, the 930 has a better design than the S5.
41. Beijendorf (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Nokia has always aced the designs, so the fact that they produced another beautiful handset didn't come as a surprise.
The 801 SoC has new capabilities though and a 45 % faster image signal processor - something quite important for a phone with a focus on the camera. As for the RAM, Nokia makes no mention of which type it is which makes me assume it's an older generation compared to the other flagships, which is equally important for performance.
And the worst part of all this is frankly that the phone costs more than the current 2014 flagships with newer technology, yet is released 3 months later. It's madness!
39. elitewolverine (Posts: 3778; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
yes because all the phones released this year have better chips, better gpus and screens, cameras.....oh wait they don't.
31. inlinev (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)
The MS Store basically offered the same package for the Icon. Verizon offered it for $550 off contract or you could get it through the MS Store for $600 with the charging pad. If carriers are including it for an on contract price of $200 (or equivalent) that is a step up but otherwise, you could save a little scratch by buying the phone for $550 (or equivalent) and buying your own charging pad for less than the $50 difference.
37. palmguy (Posts: 437; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
Wireless charging, webOS.....sniff sniff, RIP. :(