Verizon Wireless is not the best carrier when it comes to the latest and greatest, taking almost six months to grab the HTC One on their service and caring only for the few top smartphones in the world, but they love their exclusive deals.
The Nokia Lumia 929 has appeared out of the woodwork as their latest Windows Phone effort, a few weeks after Nokia’s World event at Abu Dhabi, where they launched the new phablet Lumia 1520 to go up against the Galaxy Note 3.
In terms of internal specs this looks like any regular Android smartphone, apart from the fact it is running Windows Phone OS. The Nokia Lumia 929 comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The camera is something to behold, but almost regular in terms of Nokia cameras, the 20MP PureView camera is the same as the one of the Lumia 1520. It is a little less exciting than the giant 41MP shooter on the Lumia 1020, but still very impressive against cameras on Android.
It comes in two colors, matte black and glossy white, not exactly the finest options. We were at least hoping for Verizon to add a red edition, but it seems they couldn’t quite point to it on the color chart and stuck with boring old white and black.
We doubt Verizon is going to show up with any other new exclusives, considering the Moto Droid line is only a few months old. The Nokia Lumia 929 looks like a powerful device and possibly a better sell than the Lumia 1020, because there is no large camera on the back taking up half the device.
Verizon Wireless have not disclosed pricing at the moment, we can see this being a on-contract $199 two-year deal smartphone, nothing out of the ordinary.