The Nokia Lumia 929 photos from Mexico leaked earlier this week was not of the best quality, but PhoneArena has now followed up with some better looking ones which makes the handset look quite fetching.
The picture above appear to confirm the device will have 32 GB of storage, and another image shows that it will have visual voice mail on Verizon.
See the collection at PhoneArena here.
PhoneArena has posted some pictures leaked via Mexico of the still unannounced Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon.
The pictures are not of the best resolution, but does show the metallic band which gives the handset a distinctly iPhone 5- like look.
The handset runs OS version 8.0.10501.127, which is of course Update 3.
The smartphone is still rumoured for a December 20th release, but if the company does not start marketing soon they will likely miss out on the Christmas spending rush.
See more pictures, including a camera sample, after the break.
The Nokia Lumia 929 has been widely leaked but never officially acknowledged.
A release date of late November and early December has however been mooted, based on the release date of accessories which claim to have been specially designed for the handset.
Now it appears those very same accessories (1, 2) have had their release dates moved to much later in the month, to the 20th December, suggesting the handset may also be heading to the market at the later date.
The Nokia Lumia 929 has similar specs to the Nokia Lumia 1520, but with a more manageable 5 inch screen and attractive metallic styling which could make it a pretty popular Windows Phone in the US.
A WPC forum member has leaked another picture of the Nokia Lumia 929, the high end 5 inch Windows phone said to come to Verizon soon.
The handset has previously been leaked in black, and was then rather uninspiring, but the image leaked today shows the white version, which clearly has an aluminium band which the same chamfered edge as the iPhone 4 and 5, which promises to make the handset look rather good.
The handset is said to have the following specs:
Verizon has started pushing out the Update 3/ GDR3 update for their HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 handset.
The update brings the phone up to build 3030.0.34201.605 and according to their change log brings the following benefits:
- Make assisted calls more easily while roaming in select international destinations
- Select, download and pin music with the Xbox Music Experience
- Access song and album information more accurately with the Xbox Music Experience
- Enjoy better web browsing with improved HTML 5 compatibility in Internet Explorer
- Connect with greater stability when using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype
- FM Radio – The latest software allows you to select, listen to and save your favorite radio stations (requires headset as antenna)
- Group Text – Note: This feature is off by default, but users can configure via the Messaging application by selecting Settings, Group Text, and changing the toggle to On
- IMAP for email, CardDAV for contacts and CalDAV for calendar when setting up a Gmail account
HTC 8X owners on Verizon will be notified via a pop-up notification when the update is available, or can check for updates by going to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates on their handset.
NokiaPowerUser reports on a tip from a claimed Verizon insider that the Nokia Lumia 929 will be released on the 21st November on Verizon, a day earlier than the Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T.
They also say the Nokia Lumia 2520 for Verizon will be released on the same day, and may be paired with the 929 for $199 in a similar deal as available on AT&T.
With Verizon’s share of the non-iPhone US smartphone market much bigger than AT&T’s, and with the NL 929 being a much more pocketable device than the 1520, we may see the handset sell a lot better than the AT&T handset.
If our US readers have a choice, which one will you pick? Let us know below.
WPC today confirmed the previously leaked information about Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon. They have posted some high resolution photos of the device too. The device looks great and I think more consumers will be happy to pick a 5-inch flagship device over a 6-inch device like Lumia 1520. However, Lumia 929 is exclusive to Verizon and Lumia 1520 is exclusive to AT&T.
Specs of the device:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 at 2.2 GHz
- 136.5 mm X 71.4 mm X 10.5 mm, 166 g weight
- 5 inch AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 resolution
- 2 GB of RAM; 32 GB of internal storage (no micro SD)
- 20 MP PureView rear camera with oversampling (16 MP + 5 MP photos)
- Dual LED flash
- NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Qi wireless charging
- At least three HAAC microphones
- Data Sense, NFL Mobile, Verizon Tones, VZ Navigator, My Verizon Mobile, Nokia StoryTeller, Nokia Screen Beamer
- Available colors: glossy white or matte black
The device is expected to be in stores next month. Overall, Lumia 929 seems to be a perfect successor to Lumia 928. What do you think?
Source: WPC, @evleaks
Kantar’s numbers for the US market is now also available, and while unimpressive it does present a gain from the August numbers of 3%.
The main driver appears to be the Nokia Lumia 521, with Kantar saying:
Windows saw an uplift in sales share in the latest period with share up to 4.6%, with the budget Lumia 521 selling well on T-Mobile amongst consumers who do not want to be tied into a contract.
See the carrier numbers after the break.
Daily Steals are offering the Verizon HTC 8X commitment-free for only $199.
The handset features all the usual Windows Phone goodies, including an HD screen, 8 megapixel camera and 16 GB of storage, but in addition also offers Beats Audio and Qi wireless charging.
The deal has less than 6 hours to run, and in addition the handset will work with Nokia’s fatboy wireless charging pillow, which is also on sale for $35.
See the HTC 8X at Daily Steals here.
Thanks John48 for the tip.
Earlier today, we posted a hands-on video of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon. The device will have a 5-inch 1080p display and 20MP PureView camera that is found on Lumia 1520 phablet. The device will come in Black and White versions with 32GB and 64GB storage options. The device will hit Verizon’s stores in the US during the Thanks Giving time period.
When Nokia announced their partnership with DreamWorks animation for a game called Dragons Adventure, an augmented reality and GPS game for the Nokia Lumia phones and tablets, they released the upcoming promo video for the game. If you notice the video carefully, you can see the upcoming Lumia 929 featured in the video.
A WPC forum member Falorin has leaked hands-on video and pictures of the 5 inch 1080P Nokia Lumia 929, a smaller version of the Nokia Lumia 1520 for Verizon.
The handset has the typical blockiness one now associate with Verizon Lumia handsets, and appears to be thicker than the Nokia Lumia 1520, with no protrusion for the 20 megapixel camera.
The handset will have a nano-SIM card and is unlocked, with 4G roaming capability on AT&T and T-Mobile. It will not have removable storage, but will come in 32 and 64 GB variants.
The device is expected around Thanksgiving, and there have been recent rumours than an international version of this handset may also reach the rest of the world soon.
See some more pictures after the break.