Nokia Ireland confirms Lumia 930 launch on July 3

Lumia 930 comes to Ireland on July 3

Nokia Ireland has confirmed that the Lumia 930 will be arriving on various carriers in the country starting on July 3rd. The flagship Lumia 930, which is similar to the Verizon Lumia Icon in the U.S., will be arriving on Meteor, as we had reported earlier, Vodafone, and O2 according to a post on the carrier's Facebook page.

Unfortunately, pricing information is not yet available at this time, though widespread availability of the Lumia 930 will definitely give customers more choice in Ireland.

Readers in Ireland, is this a phone that you have been waiting for? What color of the Lumia 930 will you be getting? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Facebook via Nokia News Ireland



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rodneyej says:

You can get it, but I would wait for newer devices.. MS needs to be faster with device releases globally in the future... Really, this phone is old news now,,, considering the Icon came out months ago... It's really not better than my 1520.. The 1520 is overall better, not taking size into account,,, and it came out last year... Perspective!

1520 is still the best (performance-wise) WP device in the market. I could take it any day but the size! I like 4 - 5 inch screens. Nothing smaller or bigger! (personal taste) ... And here I'm dying waiting for its arrival... They're really taking too long!

rodneyej says:

You're right.. They should've released the 930 globally the same day as the Icon... But, that was Nokia, which doesn't have the power that MS has to end carrier exclusivity for the most part.

Tips_y says:

I would rather they released the great 1520 in two sizes, 6" and 5". But things being as they are, the 930 is the next best thing for me.

1520 in 5" would be the best WP phone ever!

Agree. The only thing keeping me from a 1520 is the monsterous display.

John Kozicz says:

I sometimes wonder if MS will have that type of stroke. They barely carry the Lumia icon in stores and if you do ask for one they try to talk you into ios or android. It was a head scratcher to me when Verizon got exclusive rights to it.

Yeah, I hope MS does things faster because its a more powerful company. They really need to release things globally, at faster pace, and at almost similar period of time otherwise it'll be too late (it already is)... At least they could do it even faster where there's no carrier objection! Hoping for a new Microsoft ;)

Shiba_Ranjan says:

thanxx man, bcoz of you I owned 1520.. proud of it :-)

Bruno H says:

Lucky Irish!

When is it coming to Sweden?

ajit920 says:

When in India??

Tired of waiting... -_-

Tha Analyzer says:

€500 in Holland simlock free. Arriving 17 July. I'm a happy man

DJCBS says:

I have the black one pre-ordered in France but if this isn't released until the beggining of the last week of June there, I'm cancelling it.

The phone is already outdated as it is. I'm not going to wait more for something that's been basically ready since last September. Wait for wait to buy an outdated smartphone, then I'd rather wait for the price to lower.

And the only reason I'm buying it anyway even being outdated is because it's Nokia's last phone. Otherwise, I would have ditched it a long time ago and would rather wait for the next one. And if Sony does bring along a WP8.1 flagship in July as rumoured, then the 930 might as well be ditched until December or 2015. By then I'm only buying it for sentimental reasons and nothing else anyway.

Is Sony really making a WP phone? I mean maybe i missed any such article about the rumour

DJCBS says:

Tom Warren from The Verge hinted at it and there have been rumours. Sony's Mobile division boss already said that they consider Microsoft a valued partner and that they don't reject the possibility of a WP.

And with WP8.1 they can just reuse the Z2 (or any other of their phones) and change the OS, so it would be logical.

But, as I wrote, so far there are only rumours.

And my fingers crossed.

That's a reliable source to believe in, while it's a rumour. If it happens, Microsoft would need to make some changes in its own mobile OS (exclusive for Sony models, a bit more than what other companies do) for those which will be running in Z2 or any other model. But we never know...
*fingers crossed*

Xaphoon148 says:

The Verge a reliable source...?

Tom Warren.

And The Verge is still better than WMPuser and its other duplicates, while personally I trust WPC the most as it has relations with MS, indirectly ;)

DJCBS says:

The only thing Microsoft could be asked to do was replacing the Xbox offerings with Sony's PlayStation ones. Which is already possible since with 8.1 all the Xbox stuff (Games, Music and Video) were removed from the core OS.

Don't know about "removed" permanently, because now you can't uninstall those apps. Seems like either they just removed that permission, or is able to hook or/and unhook at their leisure.

DJCBS says:

The fact that you remove an app from the OS core is enough for Microsoft to be able to uninstall it without needing an OS update. While the user can't remove those apps, Microsoft can.

You also aren't supposed to be able to remove the Nokia core-apps but as WPCentral showed a couple of weeks ago, there's a trick to allow that. Why? Because like the Xbox apps, those Nokia apps aren't in the core of the OS.

It wont take them much to make a small tweak for Sony phones.

Right. I'm not sure if Microsoft did that knowingly, they might have separated the apps (including Xbox apps) for enabling the possibility of making frequent updates without making "phone updates". But, in either way, it opens the door for Sony.

DJCBS says:

Yes, it opens the way for more updates. That's something Google is also doing with Android: removing features from the core-OS and making them autonomous apps for easy update.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft had done that also to allow Sony into the WP scene. They seemed to be eager to remove any OS restrictions OEMs could invoke as motive for not joining WP.


Let's wait and see. I keep my fingers crossed.

DVELOPinc says:

That was the exact reason for separating, allowing updates to come quicker, nothing else.

anirban130 says:

Even I didn't knew about Sony partnering with ms for WP.. Strange yet interesting

jlynnm350z says:

Even you? Does the earth revolve around you?

JoRdaNeK says:

He is Jimmy Sony (the guy behind Sony) son in law :P

rodneyej says:

Are you on Phone Arena?

DJCBS says:

Nop. I only come to WPCentral/Android Central and sometimes I drop by PocketNow.

DJCBS says:

Lol why sorry? It's not like I take offence for that. I would recommend you avoiding Phone Arena though... Bunch of iSheeps ;P

nutterguy says:

Great news but the fact that Bing search is still in beta and totally crap in Ireland is a big issue for Irish WP users. Going to take years to get Cortana and even then it will hardly work and will be in an infinite beta. :-(

Dre325 says:

Years to get Cortana? Considering the program manager's comments yesterday posted here that international expansion is their top priority, I think you may be surprised. And your comments about beta? I have an iPad and I would already take Cortana over Siri.

rodneyej says:

Not true.. Not true, dude..

DJCBS says:

Actually Bing IS crap in Europe. No one in their right mind would use it instead of Google around here. The day Microsoft brings Bing Europe to parity with the US Bing, then maybe things may change. And it's a legitimate concern. If Cortana only uses Bing, then in Europe that will limit her severely.

rodneyej says:

Then Cortana should use google in Europe.. Lol❕

DJCBS says:

Well... It would actually be better for the overall user experience, yes. Not sure Microsoft will go for it though, as they're clearly trying to come up with everything to justify keeping Bing alive...:P

I'm running 8.1 preview here in Ireland and have Cortana enabled and very impressed with her... Works very well. Can't wait for final version.

afgzee says:

O2 doesn't exist in Ireland anymore, Three bought it

endacrowley says:

Well that change hasn't completed yet. The stores are still O2 branded.

EU approved the deal, so it's formally almost Three.

Orange or green for Ireland!! I've always wanted to go there.

Janhouu says:

Nokia - too little, too late

DVELOPinc says:

Comment too little too late.

Dre325 says:

Bring the 930 to AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA! It's crazy to keep reading about the rollout of this phone--so slow and much too late. I would have used my upgrade on at&t for this 5 months ago, but certainly not now.

KaneOne says:

Amen. My 920 will be holding me until "McLaren" assuming it is for att and nothing amazing comes available between now n then that's upgrade-using worthy

Fritzly says:

Could not agree more....

Anubis4574 says:

True true! The AT&T Next program is a scam, so I never did it. Waiting for McLaren, I am.

DVELOPinc says:

So is T-Mobile's Jump. That was one of the reasons I haven't upgraded. 1 month and phones paid for and out of Jump!

Could take years for McLaren. Going on past delays

DVELOPinc says:

Agreed. I skipped my upgrade waiting for a new phone to hit T-Mobile. Thought of buying a 1020 but, man I love not having carrier branding whatsoever on my phones. Come on T-Mobile, move quicker and for the love of god don't let a merger with Sprint ruin the phones.

immyperez says:

I've come to the conclusion that no matter what phone or how good it is will be irrelevant as 99% of the employees at the phone shops are completely biased against windows phone!

rodneyej says:

That's about right...

DVELOPinc says:

Sadly it isn't just employees at phone stores biased against WP. The general public for the most part thinks that the only thing that exist is icrap and crapdroid.

rodneyej says:

That's Microsoft's fault❗❗

Haven't you guys used your heads? Just go on Littlewoods.com and order a lumia 1520 and pay it off monthly for £20 a month 0% free. Even then the first year you don't have to pay a penny. I should know as i have done that (as i write this holding my lumia 1520 )

MilkyTee says:

Tell me more...

topleya says:

Don't get involved with Littlewoods

Once they have your info they will never leave you alone, emails, calls, mail etc

Lol been lucky so far but worth doing tho :-)

MatchAttax08 says:

I just bought a memory card off littlewoods. I have my Lumia 1020 on contract with Meteor

endacrowley says:

I will wait for the 1020 successor I think (the one rumoured for autumn/winter). My 920 will suffice til then.

rollindadice says:

Have they worked on fixing glance support for this phone?

DJCBS says:

No. That would require a different screen.

rodneyej says:

That's why the 1520 is the best WP device you can get.. Period❕

Specs? Yes. But its only "the best" to people who don't mind carrying around a 6" monster in their pockets. Which honestly isn't a lot of people.

What's sad is that as far as the US is concerned, the 920/925 are dinosaurs, but still about the only option for someone who wants a normal phone that isn't low end on GSM. Pathetic even.

DJCBS says:

Except a dinner tray pretending to be a phone is hardly the best for normal people ;P

rodneyej says:

That will never happen.. Not with this device.. It has a hardware imitation..

MatchAttax08 says:

I will get the successor of the 1020 after I can get an upgrade(October 2015)

CBjeenyus says:

Just bought myself a Nokia 1520. Same specs but holds a bigger screen and SD card. Was on sale in Holland. Happy me.

rodneyej says:

No, better specs.. Don't forget Glance... The 930 can't do that.

DJCBS says:

The specs are the same, the hardware isn't. That difference is what prevents Glance  (something I couldn't care less to not have. The microSD though...) ;)

Ken Heslip says:

Might give the 1320 a look.

rodneyej says:

Wrong.. 1520.. Lol!

MatchAttax08 says:

1320....512mb of ram

Just300 says:

Orange... Waiting unlocked international version.... Hope it will be soon.

Its about time!! Ive been holding off on my upgrade for 2 months waiting on this phone.... not surewhich color to go for... White or green..|I hope vodafone dont do their usual crap color options and hopefully they will throw in the charging plate..

I'm in the same boat. Although I have kept my 8x in perfect condition its time i moved on and this is the phone that's going to make me do that.

Netherlands: July 19
Belgium: July 25 ;)

kinpin2131 says:

Pretty useless.. the phone was annouced ealy April and it took three months for it to show up in the store. No wonder Windows Phone is selling like hot cakes. 

Will6371 says:

I bet it will be expensive in Ireland if the pricing of the 630&1320 are anything to go by.

MatchAttax08 says:

You're mistaken. Argos has overpriced stuff. A Lumia 1020 costs 750€ in Argos while €500-600 in carriers

SBoelitz says:

carriers are generally cheaper as they are normally locked to there network so they make there money back through you paying for calls texts and internet etc.

Anubis4574 says:

Where is AT&T????!

Geoffafaaa says:

Typically not on Three. -_-

murtagh360 says:

I'm worried what will happen windows phone when the takeover of o2 by Three goes through officially. O2 are a very good carrier for windows phone and support each new phone launch, whereas Three are the complete opposite, and have to be dragged kicking and screaming, and then charge ridiculous prices so nobody will buy them when comparing them to other networks. One would think there is an agenda somewhere in Three. Very disappointing again though.

Geoffafaaa says:

It all kicked off on the dissapointment they had with the first Lumia they stocked (800) they didn't like the sales and didn't stock another Lumia WP device until the 925/1020. Seems as Vodafone is the one to go with for WP support in Ireland, they seem to carry the most devices by far.

MatchAttax08 says:

I'm with meteor. Love my 1020.

ducmans says:

No Glance...... No 930 glory...

JamilKhadem says:

It's such a shame that the 930 hasn't been announced yet for Australia.... By the time it does release I wouldn't be surprised if another Lumia is announced....

Scottie P says:

I want to buy a 930; but I want specs on McLaren first!! I will hold out if it had the 3d sensing technology

eugie says:

The best ever

willhsujr says:

Anyone knows when will it be coming to Asia?

arn6735 says:

Shame on T mobile USA....

hyperman1 says:

I really want the white one. Launch in Hong Kong now please!

Gwenddoleu says:

Why are they so slow? It was due to June. Are they waiting that every people are in holidays? Another super discret release so that less possible people hear of it? MS does really want WP to win marketshare? What are they waiting? WP8.1 is ready, phones were annonced months ago... I really don't understand them.

MatchAttax08 says:

It's about carriers when they release updates

SBoelitz says:

and the manurfactures like HTC, Nokia/Microsoft. it goes from microsoft to the manurfacturers to the carriers to the phones...

thatuxguy says:

2 day old news, this was put on the forums last Friday!

KPAkiller says:

If this phone is so close to release. How come carphone warehouse, three, o2, p4u, clove, expansys, Amazon nor any other site in the UK have no preorder info. No release info. Nothing that indicates its due within 2 weeks from now?

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NHunt67 says:

All I can say is, I hope after all this delay in releasing the Lumia 930 that Nokia or Microsoft don't have bloody shortages again, like they did with the Lumia 920 in Australia. The phones were handed out to resellers in limited quantities, and you were also limited to the initial colour selection, unless you waited another 3 months.

Also Nokia is in my book, a bit silly in delaying for so long. By the time Australia gets the release of the 930, the new 4.7 inch Apple iPhone will be out in masses at all resellers.

I know I'm a bit of a compulsive buyer, and I know if Nokia cannot supply the phone and the colour I want on release and the iPhone is also available, I'm likely to walk up and buy an iPhone.