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  1. Keith Petrovich's Avatar
    I was at a windows store today, generally trying to gather more info on the lumia, to no avail, when I got a good look at all the other lumia's that are offered across the different carriers. The 1520 and the 1020 of course stood out, nice colors, different design, and it made me think.

    Who happens to like the simple box like design that Verizon has with it's windows smartphones? Of course there's the argument that a case can change that, but without cases, what do you guys think? Should verizon and windows try to make some new phones with color or what?
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    02-10-2014 11:57 PM
  2. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    At this point, beggars can't be choosers. I am just glad Verizon is getting a high end Windows Phone.

    The design really doesn't bother me much, anyway. It looks professional, which makes me hope that Verizon will be pushing it towards their business users.

    Although, I DO love my California Blue 8X. This thing is so fragile, though, that I keep it in an Otterbox. I can only see the front and rear speaker grills, really.
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    02-11-2014 12:59 AM
  3. Keith Petrovich's Avatar
    At this point, beggars can't be choosers. I am just glad Verizon is getting a high end Windows Phone.

    The design really doesn't bother me much, anyway. It looks professional, which makes me hope that Verizon will be pushing it towards their business users.

    Although, I DO love my California Blue 8X. This thing is so fragile, though, that I keep it in an Otterbox. I can only see the front and rear speaker grills, really.
    Totally agree, specs are a huge factor and I wanted to say that aside from specs, this phone does look very professional. That being said, I really did like the blue 8x, and colors are fun here and there.
    02-11-2014 01:18 AM
  4. invertme's Avatar
    I think it's a sleek beautiful phone.

    Still not sure if I am going to keep my note 3 or get it.. I could always run both but that's tiresome.
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    02-11-2014 06:31 AM
  5. Zippier's Avatar
    I'll have to see it in person but if it's as similar to the 928 as it looks it will be a good looking phone. Maybe not sexy or stunning.....
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    02-11-2014 07:02 AM
  6. rain620's Avatar
    I do like it, actually. It looks better than the other boxy Lumias like the 820.
    02-11-2014 07:09 AM
  7. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I like it. I think the design is a little more masculine than most smart phone designs you see out there. It is very professional looking as well.

    I've been thinking that many phones that we're seeing coming out now, particularly low-mid end Lumias and iPhones, are a bit on the girly side. No offense to those who have them - but they just don't scream masculinity. The 925, 928, and 929 designs do seem to be a bit more rugged and manly in appearance.
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    02-11-2014 07:34 AM
  8. dkediger's Avatar
    I was concerned about the shape before I got my 928 - I carry my phone in my front pants pocket. I thought the square corners would be a problem, but its actually the opposite. The shape keeps the phone vertical in my pocket, making it easy to pull out. Smaller phones, and those with rounded corners, tend to fall sideways, and then get caught.
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    02-11-2014 08:37 AM
  9. Astropin's Avatar
    Better than round. :-)

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    02-11-2014 08:40 AM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    DUDE IT LOOKS LIKE A SURFACE! Of course I like!! THIS IS THE SURFACE PHONE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

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    02-11-2014 09:48 AM
  11. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Meh, it's kind of boring looking. Very little aesthetics but whatever.

    Now, what really chaps my azz is the ever-present, ugly and obtrusive Verizon check mark and logo on the phone. Why can't they just write "Verizon" without that ugly check mark?
    02-11-2014 09:59 AM
  12. 3earnhardt3's Avatar
    Verizon keeps its phones bland to satisfy its business customers. I personally like my electronics (and cars for that matter) to be bold and eye-catching. However, I also hate having conversations with iPhone and Android users that go like this..."Oh, is that a windows mobile, cool cool, I heard those phones have no apps." Verizon's bland phone designs help me avoid those people 99% of the time.
    02-11-2014 11:14 AM
  13. Zippier's Avatar
    DUDE IT LOOKS LIKE A SURFACE! Of course I like!! THIS IS THE SURFACE PHONE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

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    I wish the Icon had that beveled edge like my Surface and the phone in that pic!
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    02-11-2014 12:13 PM
  14. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I wish the Icon had that beveled edge like my Surface and the phone in that pic!
    Hm? The phone in that pic is the Icon.
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    02-11-2014 12:14 PM
  15. slowburnaz's Avatar
    I wish the Icon had that beveled edge like my Surface and the phone in that pic!

    I thought that *WAS* the Icon...?


    Edit: Beat me to it, Indistinguishable.
    02-11-2014 12:16 PM
  16. Zippier's Avatar
    keep looking guys. How many rows does the phone in that pic have?
    02-11-2014 12:23 PM
  17. David Fleetwood's Avatar
    I like it. I think the design is a little more masculine than most smart phone designs you see out there. It is very professional looking as well.

    I've been thinking that many phones that we're seeing coming out now, particularly low-mid end Lumias and iPhones, are a bit on the girly side. No offense to those who have them - but they just don't scream masculinity. The 925, 928, and 929 designs do seem to be a bit more rugged and manly in appearance.
    Please do not take this offensively, as I generally enjoy your posts. But there is no such thing as girly design. There is good design, and bad design, and niche design, but designs are not inherently 'masculine' or 'girly' despite what many people think. Half the guys on my team at work carry iPhones despite the supposedly 'girly' design of them, and only one of the women on my team carries one, the others run Samsung/Android devices with the exception of one woman who has the same 8X as I do.

    Do a lot of girls like iPhones? Sure. A lot of guys do too. But we are or at least should be past the point of claiming that a design, color or motif is tied to a gender or sexual orientation. That is simply stereotyping and lazy thinking.

    Again, I am sort of calling you out but its not so much you specifically but the commonality of these beliefs. A good primer on this topic can be found here: Flowchart: How not to design a "woman’s" tech product | Ars Technica
    02-11-2014 12:23 PM
  18. berty6294's Avatar
    keep looking guys. How many rows does the phone in that pic have?
    The other *columns you just can't see. Look at how they line up with the earpiece grill, you can tell there's just more screen you can't exactly see in the picture.
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    02-11-2014 12:57 PM
  19. Zippier's Avatar
    I'll agree with that because the pic is cut off a little bit. But what really doesn't add up is the edges. Look at any leaked picture of the Icon from the side. The edges are flat like the 928. The picture above is beveled towards the back, like the Surface.

    Unannounced Nokia Lumia 929 up for sale in China for 3800 | ThePocketTech

    I'm inserting a hyperlink to an article (with pictures) I found on Bing because my employer won't allow us to attach pics. Anyway, look at the pics from the side.
    02-11-2014 01:11 PM
  20. berty6294's Avatar
    I'll agree with that because the pic is cut off a little bit. But what really doesn't add up is the edges. Look at any leaked picture of the Icon from the side. The edges are flat like the 928. The picture above is beveled towards the back, like the Surface.

    Unannounced Nokia Lumia 929 up for sale in China for 3800 | ThePocketTech

    I'm inserting a hyperlink to an article (with pictures) I found on Bing because my employer won't allow us to attach pics. Anyway, look at the pics from the side.
    You're holding it wrong...

    Lol yeah I did notice that and that confused me a bit. Ive seen some pictures that make it look completely square, some that make it appear slanted slightly, and then this one that makes it look slanted ALOT! Everything else in the picture checks out though on all of these but idk lol
    02-11-2014 01:15 PM
  21. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I'll agree with that because the pic is cut off a little bit. But what really doesn't add up is the edges. Look at any leaked picture of the Icon from the side. The edges are flat like the 928. The picture above is beveled towards the back, like the Surface.

    Unannounced Nokia Lumia 929 up for sale in China for 3800 | ThePocketTech

    I'm inserting a hyperlink to an article (with pictures) I found on Bing because my employer won't allow us to attach pics. Anyway, look at the pics from the side.
    I think it's just the angle, guys. Not sure we can say with certainty how slanted it really is until we have it in our hands.


    Please do not take this offensively, as I generally enjoy your posts. But there is no such thing as girly design. There is good design, and bad design, and niche design, but designs are not inherently 'masculine' or 'girly' despite what many people think. Half the guys on my team at work carry iPhones despite the supposedly 'girly' design of them, and only one of the women on my team carries one, the others run Samsung/Android devices with the exception of one woman who has the same 8X as I do.

    Do a lot of girls like iPhones? Sure. A lot of guys do too. But we are or at least should be past the point of claiming that a design, color or motif is tied to a gender or sexual orientation. That is simply stereotyping and lazy thinking.

    Again, I am sort of calling you out but its not so much you specifically but the commonality of these beliefs. A good primer on this topic can be found here: Flowchart: How not to design a "woman€™s" tech product | Ars Technica
    I'm not offended - I agree with some of what you're saying. But the thing is, there are designs, appearances, and aesthetics, that, by in large, appeal to one gender more than another. For example, facial hair is distinctly more masculine than feminine. Biologically & preferentially - Having a beard is more masculine than, well... not having a beard. That's not to say that you're feminine if you don't have a beard! I believe the same is true for consumer technology. I think we're better served looking at mobile device operating systems as opposed to hardware design to prove my point. I find the very design of iOS 7 to be teenage girlish - and I believe that's what the language designers of iOS were going for. I distinctly do not want bubbles floating around on my screen while I'm drafting at text message. The design language of WP8, while colorful, is clean cut and sleek. There aren't a lot of frills of flashy animations laced through out it's functions. It doesn't leave room for Tinkerbell to float across the screen sprinkling her magical fairy dust on my contact list.

    I get that there's a general liberal shift in debate of the role of sex vs the role of gender. And my use of the word gender in the above contention might be even too much for some people. But it's my opinion, and I see it play out in living color in the people I interact with every day, just as you see yours play out with your co-workers.

    I'll close this these words from Daniel Rubino.

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    02-11-2014 01:58 PM
  22. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I was going to pick one up until I saw how they mucked it up like their 928 and 820 variant. The 1520 is just a bit big but there's no chance I'm getting this hideous thing.
    02-11-2014 02:03 PM
  23. Zippier's Avatar
    Okay gentlemen. This is on hold until we each have an Icon in our hands.

    Honestly, I'd RATHER it have that beveled edge. I just don't think that's a pic of the Icon that's been leaked lately.
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    02-11-2014 02:09 PM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Okay gentlemen. This is on hold until we each have an Icon in our hands.

    Honestly, I'd RATHER it have that beveled edge. I just don't think that's a pic of the Icon that's been leaked lately.
    Well they all come from Revealed – The Nokia Lumia 929, Verizon’s 5 inch 1080P Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central

    Which is obviously a trustworthy source. So I'm guessing it's all the same device - just weird camera angles. But yes, on hold until a better day.
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    02-11-2014 02:18 PM
  25. Astropin's Avatar
    I could really care less. It looks........fine. Beveled would look cooler but if its not I really won't think twice about it.

    I'm WAY more concerned about functionality.
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    02-11-2014 04:02 PM
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