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Microsoft announces Lumia 930 goes on sale in France this week

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Microsoft has announced that the Lumia 930 will officially be available for purchase in France this week, with some stores in that country getting their shipments in a few days.

Microsoft has a recommended price of 549 euros for the Lumia 930. The company's announcement also has prices for some hardware accessories for the Windows Phone 8.1 device, including the Fatboy wireless charger for 79.90 euros, the locator for 24.90 euros and a mini Bluetooth speaker with microphone for 49.90 euros.

This will likely be one of many announcements by Microsoft in Europe this week for the Lumia 930 as the phone is expected to go on sale in several countries in that part of the world through mid-July. The device is the international version of the Lumia Icon that came out in the U.S. earlier this year, with a 5-inch screen, a 2.2 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and a 20 megapixel rear camera. Unlike the Icon, the Lumia 930 comes in a variety of color choices.

If you live in Europe, do you plan to purchase the Lumia 930 when it becomes available this week or will you wait until the first reviews come in?

Thanks to Robert03 for the tip

Source: Microsoft France

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Probably the worst device in terms of marketing and distribution...

wps81 says:

+1, same spec as Icon but late for year.

adrian1338 says:

same specs as the 1520 which was already late in terms of its specs

Peg Leg says:

No, 1520 has the full package, this is missing glance and SD I think.

I'm going to buy L930, but first I have to decide - green or white?

I'm on it. Green or white?

White or orange for me?

Tluck619 says:

Well, if u like to change covers of your phone like I Do then white will be great... Else go for green.

fallback says:

I thought you gonna say " but first..." Let me take a selfie XD

Can you guys help me pick a filter?
I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia.
I wanna look tan.

Royal Dutch: Orange, love it. Gone buy the 930 begin next year when contract ends on T-Mobile.

zlos7ar says:

well if you are in Germany you will probably get only black/white on all cariers like always..... and it's the same story with the xperia z2.... the purple variant is nowhere to be found....

2tomtom says:

Want it ❤

Update, phoned EE in the UK, they offered me the 930 in orange bundle. Put the order through and sold out! Aarrhhhh.

They are phoning me Friday, hopefully it will be in stock....

thatuxguy says:

How is it sold out! It's not even been released. Apparently someone in the forums called EE and they won't have stock till the 8th July.

I cancelled my pre-order as I got fed up with the cock and bull that Nokia have done with this fast of a launch. 

Crybaby, just shut up and buy one ;-)

2tomtom says:

They told me they had some in stock earlier, which seems to have,happened in other parts of Europe.

Can only tell you what I was told.

Robert03 says:

You are welcome. :-)

danmorrissey says:

So tempted to upgrade early as my 920 is showing signs of age (shonky focus, battery's poorly) BUT... Think I'm gonna wait until the NEXT flagship later in the year and make that my next. But... ORANGE! Amazing.

Nik47 says:

Same here. I replaced the shell for my 920 with a new one from Amazon and I think it will easily last till the next flagship device is released.

Aashish13 says:

Come on France it's time to get better devices

ZuneEtunes says:

I'm not saying it's a good thing, however France is still better off than Canada, where we haven't seen any high end lumias since 1020, which was basically a 920 with a superior camera. Which is also the reason that I am still sporting my 920. It still works like a charm, but MSFT needs something more than their newest offering (630) to compel new users away from their iphones and androids.

rudedog1979 says:

Meanwhile in the UK we are still waiting for Cortana :D

Lol....another microsoft special....we have a cool device that we designed and built 12 months ago, and you can have it.............soon. Its a joke, it really is

adrian1338 says:

It really is.

kamikaze80 says:

agree completely. why was the launch delayed? bc they gave Verizon an exclusive for marketing that either never happened or was useless?? just make 3 phones, high-end, middle and low, make them awesome and sell them globally.

Agree Kamikaze80......3 seriously good phones per year, launched in a timely manner (not months after announcing them) would be infinately preferable than the current method.  By the time they get from announcement to release the device is already out of date.  Its the same with OS updates...everything about microsoft is big announcements then months of nothing.....

YianniGR says:

I'll wait.. Till a sexier device comes in!

SAM 77 says:

This in great in 6 months time there will be a lot of new hardware to choose from.

I'm down for this phone if nothing superior is available by Xmas 

BK1112 says:

Better buy now and then sell in October/November with a small loss and buy a new release.

explosive0 says:

The release of the 930 has been an utter disaster. I've never seen anything this bad in my life.

Cryio says:

I'd argue the release of the L900 was worse.

yawns says:

Too bad I got my 1020 only 4, Months ago. Would love to replace it with the 930. In don't like the big camera that ruins the back of the 1020.

Peg Leg says:

Sell it. I have a brand new extra 1520 and I am still deciding what to do with it. Of course, ignoring the size, the 1520 is the best phone available right now. And, it is the gift that keeps on giving thanks to its innards (exercise aps, glance stuff, only one of three getting special camera upgrades with cyan, etc).

John Weldon says:

For the love of God - please release this phone in Ireland before it's obsolete!

Peg Leg says:

I do wonder how the OLED screen will compare with Nokia's admitted "best" screen we ever made on the 1520. I love the brightness of Amoled, but not the oversaturation of color and funky ones at that. Although the colors are getting real close to IPS. Of course, I'm not sure , other than the technologies, which produces better colors: AMOLED or OLED.

DJCBS says:

I had it pre-ordered in France until two week ago. As they didn't released it then, I cancelled the pre-order. Not paying 550€ for it.
Now I have it pre-ordered on Belgium for 440€. Which is 110€ cheaper. And the only price that I accept for such an outdated phone.

samy_a says:

Where in Belgium, if I may ask?

DJCBS says:

Coolblue.be. They also sell on the Netherlands. Also, O should point out the price is 499.99€ but I've sold the charging plate to a friend as I already have charging plates for the 920 and 1020.

FMlight says:

Well done, France is far too expensive for too many things.

Still waiting for Cyan for my L625...damn, qu'est-ce que vous faites chez MS, il vous faut des béta testeurs? 

embauchez moi :)

AnubhavSingh says:

Please MSFT release this phone in INDIA!

ramyZgHR says:

I'll buy orange one as soon as it comes to Croatia. But, fact is, it's way too late. Hope that MS won't make same mistake with next compact flagship.

AtOmIc031 says:

Nema ti smisla. L930 ce doci minimalno 6k kn kod nas, dok je recimo u vipu l925 1300 kn kada uracunas sve mjesecne rate. Da ga jebes l930 nije bolja za toliko xD

P.s. Ako imas para za to drago mi je zbog tebe, kontam da ce mob biti super ;)

BK1112 says:

Nije u pitanju da li je bolja vec da li je novija. A i bolja je i novija je. 925 je vec stari model sa malim ekranom.

AtOmIc031 says:

Ma naravno da je bolja i novija, ja kazem kada se usporede cijene da nisam siguran da se isplati. Da imam novaca na bacanje ili reaćne potrebe za nekom super jakom tarifom i sam bi si uzeo l930

AtOmIc031 says:

No, I just bought Lumia 925. I've waited and waited for 930 but it's too little too late. This device should have launched at least the same time L1520 and Icon did. Now there are already snapdragons 801 and 805 running android and selling world wide for approximately the same amount of money.

I'll probably wait for Lumia 935 or something

P.s. I'm really happy with my Lumia 925

theefman says:

Buying this now is almost like buying the Lumia 900 knowing in just a few months better devices will be available. Patience is a virtue, my WP brothers and sisters!

Tluck619 says:

Well said bro!

BK1112 says:

There will always be a better device in just a few months. But then again, you are not getting any younger either, i.e. you can't have those few months back and spend them on your "better device".

Aashish13 says:

Waiting for microsoft smart watch having Cortana bing integration, ability to set alarms obviously and shuffling and playing music from it.

Tluck619 says:

Im a Wp lover but,
Can anybody tell me Why should i buy this phone?
I mean Whtz d Wow Factor in this phone? Same specs as L1520 and can't even expend its memory!!!

5" Display. Design. That's all.
......
And it doesn't even have same specs as 1520, it lacks Glance and SD expansion...

Anubis4574 says:

The SD absence is the killer for me (I ordered a 128gb but all I can use it in I my surface pro 2).

Sting921 says:

It's where you decide whether you need a phablet or a decent sized phone.

migueli2 says:

Waiting for mine!

migueli2 says:

And by the way: Green for summer night parties!!!

Sting921 says:

Out of money atm, ill get 930 when it I have some and till then hopefully it gets cheaper. Not much interested in having the utmost latest hardware but love to be up to date.

Sobr0801 says:

Definitely would have considered the icon on Verizon.

Fleischyy says:

If this had been coming out a few weeks after the original reveal i would have bought it as my lumia 925's battery is next to useless now, however with all the talk of new devices and big changes before the year is up i think ill nicely battle on another few months!

raiinman says:

They could have released it sooner but I think carries wanted 8.1 on board so that no huge update later. I think that is a better way to do it. Now with 8.1 and Nokia purchase completed we should see devices releasing at a faster pace worldwide.

cwwei says:

Hope Germany is next... Really, my 8x is nearly broken and i need this Phone!! :D green one is ordered :)

By the time it get out to everyone, this phone will be old news.  When are we going to be getting some new devices.  I thought Sony and HTC where going to be comming out with some new handsets.

Fleischyy says:

Id love to see what Sony are up to as I saw those rumours too

2tomtom says:

I always find the Sony screens dull and lacking colour. Great phones but not so great screens :(

Sobr0801 says:

Would still love the device, but looking forward to what att is going to have.

bibba says:

On sale today in Italy too

bigmickc22 says:

This wait is killing me.  I think Nokia/Microsoft screwed up this launch so bad, but I still want it.

EE has the phone listed in the new brochure with an offer if bought before the 13th July, so it should at least be available by then. it shows on their system but is not showing a release date or any stock. phoned the upgrade team at 2pm and still no further forward.

Bummer

CrackFachry says:

Nokia (now Microsoft Mobile), like Apple, has an upgrade cycle of 12 months. So I don't think we'll be seeing a new flagship until next holiday season (presumably October/November).
It's the Android OEMs that keep releasing new flagships every 6 months that makes the 930 seems like an obsolete product.
I think Microsoft need to be strategic with their phone releases in order to keep the consumer excited.
Something like 1020 (Big sensor-camera behemoth) before summer and 930/1520 like flagship (all round) on holiday season. Those phones should also accompanied by the update for the budget phones.

Great deal says:

Well i just had a look at 930 and compared it to the S5 released in April, 930 at this price point is dead on arrival.  the S5 is MUCH faster (has the 801 not the 800 chip) micro SD, lighter, thinner, waterproof to 3 feet, heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, better battery.  The 930 takes better pics when its darker from what ive read and has wireless charging but thats the only positive really.  Think ill pass on the 930 and wait for the Microsoft device to see if the specs at the very least MATCH thier competitors.

2tomtom says:

The S5 totally lacks any style, in my opinion, and the fingerprint scanner works some of the time. WP 8.1 leaves android behind in function and speed, so the 801 chip is not required on WP. Don't get water resistant phones, who puts their phone in water?

Great deal says:

I agree, i dont like the S5 and having used Android extensively dont like the OS.  If MS touted the 930 is a mid range device then no one would complain as it is what it is in terms of specs.  As a high end device its is inferior in nearly every way, they are 8 months too late in releasing it.  With 805 not too far away the people who buy the 930 now and get stuck on a 2 year contract will be dissapointed quickly unless its one of the few options in your country.  Do you believe they didnt include the 801 chip because they didnt need it? lol.  As for the beach, be nice to have a phone you can use without drying your hands, gets covered in sand? np just wash it under a tap...who knows maube someone out there wants to go swimming with it lol.

2tomtom says:

Accept people will have a different view to me. But I have the 920 and with 8.1 dev preview its like having a new phone. I could easily keep this phone for another 6 months as it has no issues. So, would say that the 930 on contract will be fine for the average user.

Have you tried the "waterproof" phones. When wet they do not work properly, you need to dry them otherwise the screen does strange things....

kamikaze80 says:

No more exclusives, MS. They dont work. No carrier is going to truly market a phone that will sell what, 10,000 units at best? Make 3 phones, hi/mid/lo, get them out early, at least annual product cycle, and market them yourself like with surface pro 3. The 930 launch is farcical, and the sad part is that it actually was a great phone 8 months ago.

Lol. It's still a great phone. I can't believe how people get caught up on specs with windows phone. The icon isn't pushing bloated touchwiz for Christ sakes.

2tomtom says:

The 930 is missing the sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, fingerprint scanner, fortunately.

OK. So, The Lumia 930 is going up for pre-orders and launching in many countries. But please could somebody tell me when is it going to come to INDIA!!!!!! >:-( I regularly check for any news about the 930 coming up for pre-order in India!! My dad is ready to buy me one. But, if something goes wrong between us then........ I'll surely not get it!! ;( Please come to India SOON (Within a week)!!!! 

2tomtom says:

I would suggest contacting your carrier. Here in the UK the carriers have had limited stock, now sold out. This was not announced here or anywhere else. Good luck :D

If it the 930 had to launch, it would surely be in the headlines!!

2tomtom says:

It has been launched, WP Central has articles today on people already receiving the 930....

By mentioning "had to launch", I meant "had to launch in India"!!!

Yugiro says:

My friend who are supposed to get the 930 as his first ever WP device lost patience and got the G3 instead! Me, still hanging on.

I'm also eagerly waiting for it's launch!! Will not give up!

2tomtom says:

Congratulations, you are the sensible one. Good things come to those who wait!!

TheBhim says:

I wonder why there are absolutely no news for Germany, at all... :(

Latest news for Germany - O2 Germany will offer Lumia 930 at a discounted price - http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/o2-germany-to-offer-nokia-lumia-930-at-a-di...

Keep patience!! Your country's media will surely bring it to your notice :)

I never bought a flagship wp. I'll wait for gold finger