1. rpd2's Avatar
    I have been waiting for the 929 for a long time because I am limited to Verizon. I just read that the 1820 is now on the horizon and will be the headliner at MWC in February. The removable storage and 41mp camera put the 929 in the back of the bus (al la 1020 last year with the 928). My question is will the 1820 be available on Verizon in Q1 of 2014?

    Nokia's 2014 flagships claimed to be Lumia 1820 and Lumia 1525, great specs in tow
    01-23-2014 06:36 AM
  2. pci2k's Avatar
    The question that should be asked is - Will Verizon even carry these at all? Usually, AT&T snatches up the new models and then has a 6+ month hold on them, once AT&T actually gets them into their hands. So by the time AT&T gets them, which would be within the next 6 months, wait another 6 months, figure a year or more for Verizon to make variants.
    Tjarren, maevinj and jlzimmerman like this.
    01-23-2014 07:12 AM
  3. jpling's Avatar
    I feel your pain. I'm on Verizon (928) and want the icon bad. The 929(icon) will probably be the only wp8 from Nokia/MS for Verizon this year. Samsung may release a lower spec wp8 somewhere in there too. ATT will get the love
    01-23-2014 07:13 AM
  4. Justin Christensen's Avatar
    Even if they were rumored to have an actual verizon release date, you'll have to take that date and add at least 3 months onto it, just because Verizon is so slow.
    Really depends on how much you need a new phone though. If your phone is 2+ years old, the Icon (if it exists) is the best bet. If your current phone is current enough, then waiting might not be a big deal.

    I thought the 1820 rumors were bogus though, looked more like a wishlist.
    01-23-2014 07:27 AM
  5. thedogscar's Avatar
    All the specs on the 1820 are based on one tweet from some unknown leakers, and his tweet has since been removed. That said ...

    The 929 is based on the 1520, which was released months ago. Nokia clearly has newer phones in development. Microsoft, has a ton of cash, and bought Nokia to push Windows. Rumor has it the 1820 will be the first Microsoft branded phone (i.e. no Nokia name on it), and hence the reason the specs are so high (to make a big splash). If true, and the merger closes quickly ... then end of Q1 is possible. If they want it to have 8.1 pre-installed ... more likely early Q2?

    Historically Verizon has been slow with new hardware ... yet, historically has been very quick with new hardware developed by the OS provider (i.e. Apple/iPhone, now Google/Motorola, and soon to be Microsoft/Nokia)
    01-23-2014 07:34 AM
  6. mrlugo88's Avatar
    Even if they were rumored to have an actual verizon release date, you'll have to take that date and add at least 3 months onto it, just because Verizon is so slow.
    Don't forget to add 6 months to that for it to even be rumoured that Verizon will get it.

    I, along with everyone, would love if Verizon picked up one of these 2 devices and come out with it soon, but the chances of that happening are about 10%. Unless the phone starts with an "i" or "Galaxy", Verizon is just damn slow to push it out. I've heard before that its because of their rigorous testing. I could see that causing some extra time, but as long as it takes for some devices to come out, it's more than that.

    I honestly believe it has to do with the fact that they always want their own variant. That's why the HTC One came out 6 months after everyone else had it. They wanted their own droid (DNA), even though it was widely known HTC would be coming out with a new flagship (One). Now they are getting their variant of the 1520, months after its been released. I really believe the Icon is the only major WP for Verizon for the first 3/4 of the year.
    01-23-2014 07:46 AM
  7. nunyazz's Avatar
    Yay! A comparison thread about 2 phones that don't exist yet....
    01-23-2014 08:00 AM
  8. california86's Avatar
    I really believe the Icon is the only major WP for Verizon for the first 3/4 of the year.
    +1. Even if there was confirmation of a new phone coming out, I don't think I have it in me to have my hopes repeatedly raised then dashed by Verizon another time, as they've currently been while waiting for the 929/Icon.
    01-23-2014 08:03 AM
  9. Tjarren's Avatar
    01-23-2014 10:01 AM
  10. thedogscar's Avatar
    I like carrots ...

    Nokia just sent out invitations to their Monday Feb 24th MWC presentation ... something new is coming!
    01-23-2014 10:35 AM
  11. california86's Avatar
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    That's a very strong piece of string.
    01-23-2014 11:04 AM
  12. rpd2's Avatar
    "Yay! A comparison thread about 2 phones that don't exist yet...."

    Well, you are already in a thread about one of them. The discussion cant be THAT far beneath you.
    01-23-2014 11:58 AM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    That's a very strong piece of string.
    Verizon: It's not about the quality of the phone, but the quality of the string.

    superstock_1829-15053.jpg
    01-23-2014 01:26 PM
  14. Dave Blake's Avatar
    The Luma 1820 is a pink unicorn. Get the 929 now or wait 6 months to get the next big thing
    01-23-2014 07:45 PM
  15. DustinRyan's Avatar
    The Luma 1820 is a pink unicorn. Get the 929 now or wait 6 months to get the next big thing
    Pretty sure most of us WOULD get the 929 now if that were possible (unless we're in China) :(

    Soon, though. I think. Based on information that may or may not be true. And stuff.
    01-23-2014 07:51 PM
  16. sueha's Avatar
    1020 with updated 5" 1080p screen, built-in Qi, Snapdragon 800 or 805 and design of the 1520. C'mon, Nokia - can't be that hard to make our dream phone, can it?
    IdemanEric and RJ Priest like this.
    01-24-2014 03:57 AM
  17. maverick786us's Avatar
    1020 with updated 5" 1080p screen, built-in Qi, Snapdragon 800 or 805 and design of the 1520. C'mon, Nokia - can't be that hard to make our dream phone, can it?
    Same reason I am holding of 1520. I am looking for a similar specs. But now that Nokia's device division has been handled to MS. So I am not sure if MS will live upto this legacy. Buy I hope that Nokia continue its R&D with devices, camera, screen and other hardware and provide its license to MS.

    Now Nokia can solely concentrate in its R&D on producing revolutionary devices, cameras, screens. Sell its license to MS and doesn't have to bother about profit or loss on its device sales division.
    01-24-2014 05:19 AM
  18. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Same reason I am holding of 1520. I am looking for a similar specs. But now that Nokia's device division has been handled to MS. So I am not sure if MS will live upto this legacy. Buy I hope that Nokia continue its R&D with devices, camera, screen and other hardware and provide its license to MS.

    Now Nokia can solely concentrate in its R&D on producing revolutionary devices, cameras, screens. Sell its license to MS and doesn't have to bother about profit or loss on its device sales division.
    Not sure what you're getting at here.
    01-24-2014 07:39 AM
  19. montsa007's Avatar
    I only came here to say that I don't like AT&T and their drama.
    01-24-2014 07:48 AM
  20. bsayegh's Avatar
    I don't really believe that these phones exist, but im sure something decent is in the wings. I just hope we hear about it next month and don't have to wait until Build.
    01-24-2014 10:49 AM
  21. radmanvr's Avatar
    I'm waiting for the first MSFT phone
    01-24-2014 03:03 PM
  22. smoledman's Avatar
    I thought Nokia was done making Lumia phones?
    01-25-2014 03:41 AM
  23. thedogscar's Avatar
    Microsoft agreed to buy Nokia's hardware business (i.e. Lumia phones) on September 3rd, but the deal has not closed yet. Until Microsoft officially takes them over (which should be soon), the engineers, development and production line have to work on something. It's not like they were fired, or given 4 month vacations. Besides, deals sometimes fall apart or do not get government approval. If Nokia produced nothing new during this transition, and the deal fell apart ... they would be screwed.
    IdemanEric likes this.
    01-25-2014 07:16 AM
  24. IdemanEric's Avatar
    I don't really believe that these phones exist, but im sure something decent is in the wings. I just hope we hear about it next month and don't have to wait until Build.
    Lumia Icon = Snuffleupagus
    nunyazz likes this.
    01-25-2014 10:43 AM

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