Nokia Lumia 729 for Verizon leaks

Nokia Lumia 729 for Verizon leaks
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. With rumors spreading that the Finnish based OEM will start putting HD screens on its new mid-range models, this could turn out to be a priced very attractively at Big Red, especially considering that the Lumia 928 is $99.99 with a signed 2-year pact.

It could be that Verizon plans on replacing the Nokia Lumia 822 with the Nokia Lumia 729. Forgetting about numbers for a second, the latter could have an HD screen compared with the 480 x 800 resolution on the Lumia 822. Add that PureView camera and this could be a welcome addition for Verizon customers.


source: WMPoweruser

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Lumia 729
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.4h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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?????

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a Photoshop guys, it's a fake.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Photoshop indeed! That's a Sony Xperia T/TX with WP interface and Nokia branding! LOL.

18. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Yup, i was like, WTF, isnt that a Sony curveback design? Then, i realised the possibility of photoshopping

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So basically a Lumia 920 on Verizon.

4. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nokia make an android flagship or nobody is going to care... The entire windows phone market share is only 2%.

5. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Next year it will be 1%.... Lmfao®

20. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

See you next year.

21. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

And hope you and your trolling becomes 0% on this website :D

6. c.sanchez

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

lol its the Xperia TX with windows phone!

7. tositem

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Looks like Xperia design language i recon --"

8. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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 .... Best regards!

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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. Photo (c)hopped. 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: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I kind off like it... Even with the curved back (thicker at both ends, thiner in the middle)...

22. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

23. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That looks cool.

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