Hmmm... kind of ominous in how the rumor mill has gone quiet after Verizon did not release the 929. Perhaps we got played after all, but real or not I will not be buying any of the current crop of phones even if I have to switch back to an old feature phone I have in a drawer for emergencies.
Finally a new rumor, Softpedia is claiming a December 6th release.
While I will likely still have no choice but to buy it, I get less impressed every day. But once I get this upgrade all my family phones will be on a new enough version, iPhone 5/HTC 8x/Grandma has a feature phone she can barely figure out how to use/and finally the 929, to let us ride out the contract termination dates for enough of the devices that I will be able to pay the ETF on the rest and bail for a more customer focused provider ASAP.
Hopefully by then we can get a movement to support device independence going that will end the ridiculous amount of control the providers have over our device selection and software updates.
New estimate is December 20th.
While I still believe the most likely explanation is that Verizon is playing games with us, perhaps in the hope of pushing some old inventory for Xmas, we cannot entirely rule out the possibility of utter incompetence.
Either way I just get closer and closer to the day where I decide to ride it out with my current phone, open a new account with AT&T, move the phones already off contract and then slowly move the rest as they expire (or pay the ETF). Of course this will let me drastically reduce my 10GB data plan down to the minimum, the kids will have to deal with WiFi only for now, so the overall move might not cost me too much if I catch the device specials right.
Hmmm... I could get a Dell Venue 8 Pro then too...
Sounds better every day.
i wish there was a better place to voice this... but with all the leak pictures coming out, i wanted to raise my hand and ask politely to the informers to please stop using their flash on these leak pics... the glare coming off the face of a smartphone is horrendous and not only detracts from the quality of the picture, but it makes viewers immediately think "...really dude?"
I absolutely agree! Could you imagine if our ISPs did the same thing? Why can't we buy our phones and then just insert a module that would enable it for a specific carrier? Why can't our phones come with different options - screen size, slideout keyboard, memory, etc?
i got a 929 by accident. my 928 was stolen. verizon insurance said they didn't have any 928s in stock and asked if they could send an alternate. the tech didn't know anything about it other than it was a comparable device. i needed it, they said i would have it the next day. 10 hours later ups delivered a 929. this is a super device. the screen is awesome. the speed great. every positive thing i've heard is there. two issues to resolve: no glance and to affect airplane mode you have to go first to settings. there is a software update referred to as "black" that supposedly will correct some of this.
biggest problem is verizon. their techs have NO knowledge of the phone. everything for it is hidden in the back of the store. i assume the software update will come out "whenever". i don't know if at&t is any better but nokia - microsoft has got to get into this or quit the market.
The Nokia Lumia Icon (formerly known as the 929) comes with the Lumia Black version installed. There are free apps in the Store that give you quicker access to settings like airplane mode, WiFi, blue tooth. The two that I use are Battery or Connectivity Shortcuts. Give those a shot.
I love this phone. I hope that at some point VZW will give more than lip service to Windows Phone. It is a great OS.