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Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 press image leaked, showing off the device in white

Lumia 929

Nokia has an array of hardware to unveil at its event in Abu Dhabi. On October 22nd, we can also look forward to the Lumia 929. Pictured previously in black, we've now got the above render of the handset in white (matching an earlier leak), courtesy of the Evleaks Twitter account. While we should always take rumours with a grain of salt, the Twitter profile has a strong track record.

We've also been able to confirm, through our own sources, the date of November 6th is listed for the "phablet" device, which may range in the 5-inch range as opposed to AT&T’s expected 6-inch device codenamed “Beastie” (also known as the Lumia 1520). The off-contract price is $500 and while we await for the product to be officially announced with specifications confirmed, we expect this to be a more conservative Windows Phone. 

Source: Evleaks (Twitter); thanks, kbilly70, for the tip!

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Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 press image leaked, showing off the device in white

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Yes, this is a device I'd buy, just that verizon mark is getting on my nerves. Just doesn't fit the blackness of the screen

Verizon is the absolute worst at branding and bloatware...on android you can't even remove it. T mobile branding is pretty bad too. Att only has a small globe which isn't too bad.

Bloatware?  Really?  I have only My VZW and VZW Backup preloaded.  My cousin has a 920 on AT&T.  That thing is loaded with bloatware - UVerse app, a bunch of other AT&T apps.  An aunt is on T-Mobile.  More bloatware on her 521.
 
So from what I've seen, at least in regards to WP, Verizon doesn't preload much additional onto the phone.

I was mainly referring to their Android bloatware. But with WP bloatware is pretty irrelevent anyway. The logos are much worse than ATT's though.

Every major US carrier has deployed LTE. Why do they keep putting that on phones? It doesn't even make sense from a marketing POV.

Yeah, it's Verizon's "visual voicemail" app. Never actually worked for me though, so I cancelled the service & deleted the app.

Dude the galaxy note 3 is a beast,the galaxy mega is a JOKE!!
Im sure the 1520 and the 929 will be a nice addition to the lumia family..

I'll be glad when windows phones can be flashed...would love to leave straight talk for page plus..i flash android phones all the time, haven't figured out windows phone yet

When I used to flash my android I used to do it cause all the bloat and crap, but windows is different it doesn't get slow like android.

Because they want everyone to know what carrier you're with. Also the logo never looks as bad as the renders do.

Here they sell discounted phones with a Contract and usually lock you into that carrier ( for some time period). It's not like much of the rest of the World where you buy at full price and insert your SIM from any carrier.

I noticed that chrome looking ring as well... Pretty interesting. I wonder if they fit any aluminum into this device.

Yea, hope its real metal (tho even nokia's low end dumped fake chrome and metal so heres hoping) but i think it is on the black on... Just like the 925 anodized black...

Fingers crossed that a 20MP camera is possible for the mainline 9X0's. Rather than a getting a slimmer phone, I would take a 940 that's the same size and weight of the 920 if it means they pack a 20MP sensor into it.

925 body with the 1020 camera, and 1520 size is what im waiting for. rocking my 900 7.8
Can't wait to play with the 1520, everytime I go to an att store I get tempted to buy the 1020 I mean all the time..thats why I don't go

I still don't understand why do you think Nokia would announce a US-carrier-exclusive phone in Arabia. It makes as much sense as the coronation of the next King of England taking place in China.

Purely speculation on my part but I think it's because the Oct event is the only upcoming event everyone knows about and so people are linking the two. Maybe the 929 is a variant of an international version.

That sounds right, but it's interesting how the tech press keeps referring to these devices by their US designations.

That's what I'm hoping for. But that means that the L929 isn't a variant of the L1520 as it's being also assumed. Thing is, we haven't seem any evidence of the phone the L929 is based upon in that case.
We could be facing the best kept Nokia secret yet...*fingerscrossed*

The Event is called Nokia World.  They'll show case a number of devices.  Some may be carrier exclusive, others won't.  This event isn't dedicated to announcing devices, though it's a big part of it.  

Precicely for being "Nokia World" it doesn't really seem logic to present a device that will excluse 99.9% of the Nokia "world".
Unless they use "Nokia World" as is "Nokia's array of stuff". Still, doesn't make sense to announce a US-carrier-exclusive across the World. It doesn't grant the device proper exposition to the targeter market - US Verizon clients - and takes interest from the people attending who most likely will not care for a phone they can't have.

Why is news so slow? Did the government shutdown affect y'all too (I'm playing).
But seriously I sent two good tips on friday and its now Thursday and haven't seen them. One about the 925 being all over parks and recreation. And I forgot the other tip but it was good

I don't think they post about WP on TV anymore I've tipped about the Wendy's ad, Lincoln car ad, and a couple TV shows.

I meant flash windows phone from on carrier to another, not just flash a custom rom...i can flash custom roms on windows phones..but I can take a sprint bad esn phone and put it on Verizon or page plus or straight talk..i want to get a Verizon or sprint windows phone and reprogram the prl and data keys

Man that is one BUSY screen. They need to figure out a way to introduce some space into that like the program groups on Windows 8. Either that or bring in another bigger tile size.
I could imagine if I was new to the WP8 environment and saw that screen that I would have a little information overload ... feel intimadated.
I enjoy using the TileSpace program on my current WP8 device for that reason - at times the screen seems a little too busy to me.

This will be my next, once my other line becomes available for upgrade, and my 822 will go to my son (sniffle). Look at all those tiles! It practically demands that the user have control of the individual tile backgrounds. So much going on just at a glance! Wow! And no motion sickness! (Slap me) Hope it has massive memory and battery life, cuz I'm gonna work that baby!

I would like to have a global version of this instead of 1520, which is too big for my trousers' pockets.
HTC's rumoured 4.7" FullHD device would be a deal for me if Nokia doesn't any smaller FullHD devices on global market, though the Data Sense on Nokia is quite appealing to me.
BTW, I am not living in the US.

While Verizon's obsession with branding sucks, what really sucks about Verizon is how they continually try to close what are supposed to be open network standards. Until the day CMDA is gone and Verizon is forced to apply open standards as they are applied globally I will never consider Verizon to even be an option.

Would love to see the device be available anywhere else.

The is a Public Service Announcement.  The Lumia 1020 on Rogers is the RM-876 which means it workd on T-Mobile, Wind Mobile and Mobilicity.   

To me, I could care less about the branding of "VZW logo all over the phone"
I however wish VZW would allow it's customers to have more than the standard, BORING, black and white!
Nokia Lumia's are made with color in mind and I feel Verizon neglects that notion and creativity with only selling products in black, white, silver and then releasing red when the phone is super old and the next big device is out....bad marketing/strategy to me.
Makes me want to leave for AT&T, they get all the cool colors and devices for Windows Phone. SMH.

Why doesn'y Nokia come out with a metal phone???? iPhone and HTC 1 are both incredibly good looking phones. Even the plastic GS4 at least uses good plastic. I love everything about my 928 except for the cheap plastic back.

Want list for this device: 
5" 1080P screen 
Snapdragon S600/800
2GB ram
Battery in the 2500-2800 mAh range
I will buy on launch day and pass the 928 on to my wife if so. 
Probably will still get it even if most of these are true.