If you already started counting days to the launch of the Nokia Lumia 929, also known as Icon, you may need to make some corrections in your calendar. According to the latest report, January 16th, which is when Verizon was expected to release the Nokia Lumia 929, may not be that day after all. Instead, we may have to wait until February for the phone to hit Verizon stores. If so, it will be yet another delay of the phone arrival since previous rumors suggested that the handset might be launched on December 20th.
Nokia Lumia 929 to be launched in February?
It appears that Verizon wants to wait until Microsoft purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services division was finalized. This way, the carrier would have to communicate only with Microsoft. The decision seems logical, since dealing with one company would definitely be much easier than dealing with two. The question is: when will the deal get closed? The transaction was approved by Nokia stockholders, but there are still some regulatory issues that need to be addressed. No one would venture a guess as to exact date, but February seems like a reasonable bet.
As of the phone itself, the Nokia Lumia 929 is said to share most of the specs with the Lumia 1520, including a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 20-megapixel camera and a hefty battery. However, instead of a huge 6-inch screen, the Lumia 929 is rumored to feature a more convinient 5-inch screen. This would result in a higher pixel density and consequently a sharper display, as well as much less strain for your thumbs, since the device would be significantly smaller.