Verizon's Nokia Lumia 929 goes on sale early in China

We’re sure many of you are waiting patiently for the official announcement of the Nokia Lumia 929. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can skip the announcement and buy the device already. It’s not that easy, though. You’ll have to buy it from TaoBao, a very popular online marketplace in China. The seller claims to have imported the devices.

What do we know about the Nokia Lumia 929 so far? We revealed its specs back in November:

Nokia Lumia 929 Specifications

  • Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon 800 at 2.2 GHz
  • 5 inch AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920
  • 2 GB of RAM; 32 GB of internal storage (no micro SD)
  • 20 MP PureView rear camera with oversampling (16 MP + 5 MP photos); Front facing camera
  • Dual LED flash
  • NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Qi wireless charging
  • FM Radio
  • At least three HAAC microphones
  • Data Sense, NFL Mobile, Verizon Tones, VZ Navigator, My Verizon Mobile, Nokia StoryTeller, Nokia Screen Beamer
  • Available colors: glossy white or matte black

There’s still no official word from Nokia or Verizon about the Lumia 929, so anything mentioned above can still be changed. We’ve seen the specs and we’ve seen the photos. What’s the hold up?

We have asked around at CES 2014, but Nokia and Microsoft were keeping quiet. We did, however, find an accessory for the unannounced device. A case for the Nokia Lumia 929 was on display by Incipio. It was labeled, “compatible with Nokia Lumia ICON,” which reinforces rumors we’ve heard that the Lumia 929 will be the first Lumia to ditch the number designation. Instead of being the Nokia Lumia 929, it could be known as the Lumia Icon.

If you feel like you need to get the Nokia Lumia 929 or Icon right now, this could be a great opportunity. We’d still be cautious, though. Are you tempted to buy it early? Let us know in the comments!

Source: TaoBao; Via: PhoneArena

Thanks for the tip, doeboiO!

Mark Guim

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